Bert Levy Bio Note # 7

In the last Bio note #6, we saw Bert is very happily apprenticed to Scenic artist George Gordon based at the Theatre Royale in Bourke Street. 1893, Gordon gets a commission for the Sydney Lyceum Theatre and it looks like he packs up the whole team for the job. Bert aged 22 gets a guernsey.

Within 7 months we see the first newspaper clipping on young Bert informing, he is pulling up stumps to live permanently in Sydney. The article below references an exhibition held in Melbourne of 150 of Bert’s items prior to departure to Sydney. A scan of Trove and the newspapers in Melbourne of 1892/93 has no mention of any exhibition !!! Maybe Bert ‘gilded the lily’ or the Sydney Hebrew Times reporter misinterpreted what he said ?

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