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8 October 1988 Colin Ballantyne

8 October 1988          Colin Ballantyne

Many people connected with the theatre in Adelaide gathered in the Playhouse of the Festival Centre on 8 October 1988 to honour Colin Ballantyne who had died earlier in the year at the age of 79. Colin Ballantyne had been chairman of the board of governors of the South Australian Theatre Company, president of the Arts Council of Australia and co-founder of the Arts Council of South Australia and was also a prime force behind the concept of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. For over 50 years he had been an important figure in the theatrical world in South Australia and between 1948 and 1970 he produced or directed more than a hundred plays. The Performing Arts Collection, a collection of more than 40,000 items of South Australian theatre memorabilia, was named after him. It is now housed in the Festival Centre.

Advertiser, 10 October 1988, p.5.

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