• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1116

Queen Victoria Club

(From 1901 – 1995)
  • Occupation Voluntary organisation


The Queen Victoria Club was established in 1901 as the Women’s Liberal League of New South Wales. In 1907 it changed its name to the Queen Victoria Club. It aimed to foster friendship between women, assist musical artists and promote the love of good music. As a way of achieving its aims, the Club held monthly ‘musicales’ under the patronage of the Governor’s wife and established two scholarships at the Sydney Eisteddfod, one for piano and the other for violin. It sponsored also, scholarships for violin and cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. From 1970 until 1994 the Club met in the rooms of the Girls Secondary Schools’ Club in the Gowings Building, Market Street, Sydney. The Club was dissolved in 1995, with the remaining funds used for the establishment of a piano scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


Members included Sybil King, president 1958-1979, Edna Gibbins, president 1980-1955 and Beryl Green, secretary 1966-1995.


Published resources

Archival resources

  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Queen Victoria Club - records, 1937-1995

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