Warrnambool Waltz


Time Signature: 3.4

Key of Tune: G

Tune Type: Waltz

Number of Bars: 64


From: “The Waltz, The Polka and All Kinds of Dance Music”, p75, Peter Ellis, 2007
History: published in ‘Weekly Times’ 25/6/1932

Reginald Alberto Agrati Stoneham (1879 – 11 March 1942) was an Australian composer and publisher of mostly topical songs, and a musical comedy F.F.F. He was perhaps Australia’s leading exponent of jazz and ragtime piano styles in the first decades of the 20th century as both composer and performer. He was also a popular accompanist and recording artist. He was born in Carlton, Victoria in 1879 to musician William (ca.1833 – 25 March 1913) and Ellen Stoneham (ca.1846 – 10 February 1889) of 210 Madeline Street Carlton. Ellen was William’s second wife. In 1899 he married Adelaide Minnie “Addie” Lyons (d. 1959), daughter of Augusta Rachel (ca 1853 – 2 March 1934) and Jonah Aaron “Joe” Lyons (d.27 July 1916) of Unley, South Australia.  He wrote patriotic songs during World War 1, notably the popular “Heroes of the Dardanelles”. Ill and unemployed, with an invalid wife and daughter to support, he petitioned for bankruptcy in 1936.

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Composer: Reginald Stoneham, Carlton, VIC, Australia

Informant(s): Maureen Heazlewood


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