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  • Caroline Mears
  •  and James May


Largest city in the Republic of South Africa and principal city in Gauteng province. It started as a mining camp in 1886, with the discovery of gold on the Rand, and by the end of 1887 Luscombe Searelle had established a professional opera company there; the Rand was soon included in the itineraries of touring companies. Local amateurs also provided musical presentations in the early years....

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