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20-September-2018
20-September-2018

Photographs supplied by Heather Stevens

The plaque commemorates the lifetime contribution of Dame Doris Fitton to Australian Theatre. 

Doris Fitton started the Independent Theatre in this building, the former Coliseum Theatre, in 1939 and it ran under her directorship until financial problems closed the theatre in 1977. She died in 1985.  

Location

Address:269 - 271 Miller Street, Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 2060
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.833278
Long: 151.208087
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Approx. Event Start Date:1939
Approx. Event End Date:1977

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th December, 1986
Front Inscription

"All the world`s a stage & all the men & women merely players
They have their exits & thier entrances & one man in his time plays many parts" 

Shakespeare

Erected the North Sydney Municipal Council 1986
R. D. Kempshall - Town Clerk

1897 - 1985

Doris Fitton DBE

Founder & inspiration of the Independent Theatre Company 1939 - 1977

269 - 271 Miller Street North Sydney.

 

Source: H,MA
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