Maisie Walker Archive
This collection of theatre programmes was the property of Miss Maisie Walker. Walker, who was born in Townsville on 12 September 1911 and lived there until her death on 4 June 1986. Walker, who attended the Townsville Grammar School, received a 2½ year State Scholarship and, upon successfully passing the University Junior Public Examination, was granted a two-year scholarship extension for a further two years’ tuition.
An ardent theatre-goer and active supporter of local theatre, Walker was treasurer of the Choral and Orchestral Society of Townsville for twenty-five years and a life member of the Townsville Juvenile Eisteddfod. She later became Townsville Local Secretary for the London College of Music, though this was interrupted when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 8 May 1942 and served until her discharge as a Sergeant on 7 March 1944.
This collection covers the period 1944-1985 and includes southern and overseas productions as well as local theatre.
Archive Location: 173(c)R - 174L
MW/1/1 – MW/1/113 ABC presentations MW/2/1 - MW/2/23
Ann Roberts School of Dancing
MW/3/1 – MW/3/56 Arts Council MW/4/1 – MW/4/9 Bands – Townsville MW/5/1 – MW/5/10 Choral Societies MW/6/1 – MW/6/3 Combined Theatre Groups MW/7/1 – MW/7/6 Innisfail Choral and Orchestral Society MW/8/1 – MW/8/2
MW/9/1 – MW/9/3 Matchbox Company MW/10/1 – MW/10/5 Mobil Quest MW/11/1 – MW/11/18 Music Viva Australia MW/12/1 – MW/12/5 New Moon Theatre MW/13/1 – MW/13/20 North Queensland Ballet MW/14/1- MW/14/4 North Queensland Conservatorium of Music MW/15/1 – MW/15/10
North Queensland Opera and Music Theatre
MW/16/1 – MW/16/50 Overseas Productions MW/17/1 – MW/17/22 School Performances MW/18/1 – MW/18/73 Southern Shows MW/19/1 – MW/19/36 Stage Door Theatre Productions
MW/20/1 – MW/20/62 St. James Players MW/21/1 – MW/21/13 Townsville Academy of Dancing MW/22/1 – MW/22/27
Townsville City Council Presentations
MW/23/1 – MW/23/2
Townsville Concert Society
MW/24/1 – MW/24/17
MW/25/1 – MW/25/10 Townsville Independent Players MW/26/1 – MW/26/3 Townsville Junior Choral Society MW/27/1 – MW/27/17 Townsville Little Theatre MW/28/1 – MW/28/5 Townsville Music Teachers Association MW/29/1 – MW/29/5 Townsville Pacific Festival MW/30/1 – MW/30/38 Townsville Theatrical Society MW/31/1 – MW/31/9
Townsville Youth Orchestra
MW/32/1 – MW/32/96 Various – Townsville MW/33/1 – MW/33/26 Various – Townsville