See How They Ring!

A new history of handbell ringing in Australasia

The Corrick Family

Between 1900 and 1915 the Corrick family musicians travelled throughout Australia and New Zealand, performing in all capital cities and in a large number of smaller towns and remote rural settlements. They covered an enormous amount of territory and provided live music and variety entertainment for enthusiastic audiences in places as distant as Perth and Brisbane, Invercargill and Auckland. They enhanced their shows by illustrating songs with coloured slides, by showing moving pictures, and by the innovative use of electric light. When, after years of travelling by rail, the railway journeys became too expensive and too inconvenient, the Corricks simply purchased four motor cars, and continued to tour. This modern hardworking family prided themselves on the respectability of their performances and on providing first-class entertainment suitable for all the family.