Baton presented to Signor Raffaello Squarise, 1885; 1935/93/1


Toitū Otago Settlers Museum


Baton presented to Signor Raffaello Squarise, 1885

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This baton was presented to Signor Raffaello Squarise by the Government of South Australia, on 5 September 1885, on behalf of the Militia Band at Adelaide (of which he was Lieutenant Bandmaster). Raffaello Squarise (1856-1945) was born in Italy, moved to Australia in 1882 and came to live in Dunedin in 1890. In Dunedin he was a central figure of the local music scene between 1890 and 1930 - teaching, performing, conducting, composing and establishing bands and orchestras.

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Presented to Signor R. Squarise by members of the band, Sept. 5th 1885

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