The Life and Music of Dom Rosendo Salvado
The New Norcia mission was founded in March 1846. By late April, the community had exhausted their provisions and was at risk of starvation.
The colourful Spanish missionary Dom Rosendo Salvado and an Aboriginal companion walked 130 kilometres from the Victoria Plains to Perth to speak to Bishop Brady about their desperate situation. It was decided that a piano recital would be held at the Old Court House to raise money and on the evening of 1 May 1846, Salvado gave a three hour piano recital to a packed audience.
Join us at the Old Court House Law Museum for an evening of music, drinks and canapés as Father Robert Nixon, who currently resides at New Norcia, gives his own recital of Salvado’s music and chats about his remarkable life and achievements. The Museum will also be hosting a new temporary exhibition showcasing many rare and interesting objects related to Salvado and his life; these are on loan from New Norcia.
The Life and Music of Dom Rosendo Salvado, Old Court House Law Museum, Wednesday 15 May 5pm until 7pm. Registration essential, tickets $25.00 per person via Eventbrite.
Old Court House Law Museum
The Law Society of Western Australia
Australian Heritage Festival
New Norcia Benedictine Community