Helga Christie-Burnett has lived an extroadinary life. Helga worked and participated in different points in her life as: a Wollongong Pianist, member of the Illawarra Choral Society, music teacher and secretary in City Engineers Department of Council (40 years). Helga recounts her experiences at the Wollongong Town Hall, beginning with the Civic Theatre during childhood.
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Helga’s Photo Album
Wollongong Council Civic Ball celebrating opening of new town hall, Helga Burnett as usher taking entrée cards from guests Dolph Murray, principal Librarian Wollongong City Library and Mrs. Murray
Guests seated table at Wollongong Council 50th Anniversary Gala Ball celebrating establishment of independent council for Wollongong (1997).
Helga (Christie) Burnett and Denise Atkins at Wollongong Art Competition; 19h October 1962; Guests admire winning painting, ‘Wilson’s Promontory Landscape’ by Robert Grieve, at Wollongong Council Art Exhibition
Invitation to 1965 Art Exhibition held in Wollongong Town Hall 14/10/1965
Program for Illawarra Choral Society’s performance of “Messiah” Names: P. Moore McMahon, Norman Tonge, Barbara Rixon, Helen Mandl, Roy Jackson, Allan Ferris, Harold Brissenden, Wollongong Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Illawarra Choral Society
Portrait of Helga at Wollongong City Council Civic Ball celebrating opening of new hall in 1965.
Ethyl Hayton – Richard Tognetti – Geoffrey Parsons – Wollongong Garden Club – Illawarra Choral Society – music – concerts – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) – Harry Box – Eisteddfod – Harold Brissendon – Robert Amp – James Powell – Margret Buttle – Vi Johnson – Wollongong Town Hall – The Annexe – Steinway piano – Dr Harry Morgan – ABC Concert – David Vance