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Our History

1958  Founded in Brisbane, QLD by Fr   Thomas Shortall OMI

 

1960  First performance outside Brisbane

          Toowoomba, QLD

 

1961  Australian Interstate Tour

- broke 19mins off the flight record from Bris-Melb

- 1st commercial airliner to fly Alice Springs-Perth

- blew an engine over Great Australian Bight & only  flew on three to Sydney

- got permission from England to cross Woomera rocket range

 

1964  First Indoor Performance

          Festival Hall - Brisbane

 

1973  Mother Teresa views the Performance

 

1979  North Queensland Tour

Cyclonic weather in Cairns caused cast to wear raincoats under their costumes!

 

1981  Sydney, NSW Tour

1988  Expo '88

 

mid '90s  Music transferred to CD from reel-to-reel

 

1995  Introduction of Radio Microphones

 

2005  Website Launched

 

2008  50th Anniversary & Launch of Book

 

2012  Blessing of Memorial Garden