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Lot 0048

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Victorian Cased Ivory & S/S Mounted Presentation Baton

Realised: $350 plus premium

Lot Description

Presented to Mr John Tait By The Peebles Choral Society (Scotland) 26th April, 1887, together with two other engraved and related plaques an newspaper cuttings. Mr Tait arrived in Nelson from Edinburgh with his family in 1914 and became church organist at All Saints Church. As one of Nelsons early music teachers, and as a composer his choral works were performed widely in New Zealand