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Stoneham, William (1832–1913)

Mr William Stoneham, probably the oldest orchestral musician in Australia, died on Tuesday at Leichhardt. Mr. Stoneham was in his 81st year, and he had lived in Sydney and Melbourne for over 65 years. He was the father of the widely-known musicians, Messrs. Harry (cornet) and Herbert Stoneham (flute) of Melbourne, Reginald Stoneham who is in the orchestral department of Palings, Ltd. and Fred and Will Stoneham, the successful London music-hall artists, and Miss Elsa Stoneham., a popular contralto, now in America. The late Mr. Stoneham is said to have played the first side drum ever used in Melbourne.

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'Stoneham, William (1832–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stoneham-william-26603/text34330, accessed 29 October 2020.

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