In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
The figure of George Coppin looms large in the history and growth of the theatre in early colonial Australia and is well documented.
Not so well known is the story of many who served with him as actors, musicians, costumers and a host of people whose love for live theatre made a huge contribution to society and the development of what became distinctively 'Australian' in our culture. We owe a huge debt to them, more than we realise. John Musgrave ('Old Muzzy') was one whose story deserves to be preserved. He was my grandfather, as well as being a sterling exponent of the dramatic art, and also in high class comedy, especially in the character of old men, hence the nickname 'Old Muzzy.'
The title is a tribute from friends in Dunedin in New Zealand musing on the name of 'Poor Old Muzzy.' He was an artist of no mean talent and was deservedly esteemed both before and behind the curtain for his genuine qualities, both as an actor and as a private friend.