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W.O. Mason

W.O Mason was an organist, choirmaster and pianist, who also organised entertainments held in places such as the Asylum, St. Patrick's Hall, the Sailors' Rest, Victoria Hall, and the Town Hall. He played the organ and directed the choir in St Patrick's Church, but also played the Johnston Memorial Congregational Church organ when required. He was born in Birmingham.

Family Notices, The West Australian, Monday 13 December 1920 page 1
MASON.-On December 11, at his late residence, 30 Barnett-street, Fremantle, Wallis Oliver son of the late James Oliver Mason, formerly of The Crescent, Birmingham, aged 69 years. London Evening Standard please copy.

It is unlikely he was related to Frederick Mason, a North Fremantle property-owner who built Mason's Hall, as that Mason was transported.

From the Ausstage page assembled by Sean Weatherly, here is a representative selection of Fremantle events in which Mason participated.

Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Entertainment, Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, Fremantle, WA, 11 May 1905
Fremantle Sailors' Rest Entertainment, Fremantle Sailors' Rest Hall, Fremantle, WA, 14 April 1900
Entertainment / The Osborne Waiter, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 27 February 1900
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 30 January 1899
St. Patrick's Concert and Dramatic Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 22 August 1898
Victoria Hall Entertainment, Victoria Hall, Fremantle, WA, 29 December 1897
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 13 December 1897
St. John's Mission Hall Entertainment, St. John's Mission Hall, Beaconsfield, WA, 25 August 1897
Fremantle Sailors' Rest Entertainment, Fremantle Sailors' Rest Hall, Fremantle, WA, 8 May 1897
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 26 April 1897
Fremantle Sailors' Rest Entertainment, Fremantle Sailors' Rest Hall, Fremantle, WA, 16 January 1897
Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Entertainment, Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Large Dining Hall, Fremantle, WA, 9 December 1896
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 13 July 1896
The H.A.C.B.S. Concert, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 17 June 1896
Rational Concert, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 3 April 1896
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 10 March 1896
Fremantle Sailors' Rest Entertainment, Fremantle Sailors' Rest Hall, Fremantle, WA, 11 January 1896
Fremantle Town Hall Entertainment, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 25 December 1895
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 2 December 1895
Irish National Foresters' Concert and Dance, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 22 September 1895
Fremantle Sailors' Rest Entertainment, Fremantle Sailors' Rest Hall, Fremantle, WA, 3 August 1895
Benefit Performance to H. Evans Hughes, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 27 March 1895
H. Evans Hughes Sixth Recital, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 10 March 1895
Fremantle United Friendly Societies Entertainment, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 16 January 1895
League Of The Cross Entertainment, St. Patrick's Hall, Fremantle, WA, 10 December 1894
Fremantle Bicycle Club Entertainment, His Lordship's Larder Hotel, Fremantle, WA, 12 September 1894
Temperance Hall Entertainment, Temperance Hall, Fremantle, WA, 14 August 1894
United Lodge Concert, Beaconsfield Schoolroom, Beaconsfield, WA, 9 July 1894
Fruit & Cake Fair Entertainment, Johnston Memorial Congregational Church, Fremantle, WA, 21 February 1894
Organ Recital and Sacred Concert, St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, WA, 23 August 1893
Valedictory To The Rev. Thos. Bird, Wesley Church, Fremantle, WA, 12 April 1893
Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Entertainment, Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, Fremantle, WA, 20 August 1892
Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Entertainment, Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, Fremantle, WA, 16 July 1892
Fremantle Town Hall Entertainment, Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA, 3 September 1890

References and Links

Thanks to Ros May for information.

The Australian Live Performance Database.


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