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Q: Luna Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Luna Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: cypress7-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 17 Dec 2005 22:23 PST
Expires: 16 Jan 2006 22:23 PST
Question ID: 607008
I want to know what date LUNA PARK opened in St.Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria,
AUSTRALIA. I know it was in December, 1912.
Subject: Re: Luna Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 Dec 2005 05:11 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Having grown up only a mile or so from Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY,
I couldn't resist a question about its sister attraction, Luna Park,
which opened on December 13, 1912.

You can read some history of the park here:
A History of St Kilda?s Cinemas

The report was written by Peter A.D Fogarty for the The St Kilda
Historical Society, P.O Box 177 Balaclava, 3183.  It mentions the
opening of Luna Park:

"...In 1906 St. Kilda?s first amusement park, "Dreamland" was opened
there, built by a travelling entertainer, E.S. Salambo. The venture
ran for one season only, however. Six years later, on December 13
1912, the present structure, Luna Park, was opened, having been built
for the J.D. Williams Amusement Company..."

The reference source for the opening date is given as:

78.  Longmire A. St. Kilda - The Show Goes On pp.xi, xii

I trust this information fully answers your question.  

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All the best,


search strategy -- Google search on: [ "luna park" kilda "dec OR
december 1..31 1912" ]
cypress7-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you! Now my lyric to 'Luna Park Rag' is more informed and my frustration
at an end.

Subject: Re: Luna Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Dec 2005 19:56 PST
Thanks you very much.

From now on, whenever I listen to the radio, I'll keep my ears tuned
for the Luna Park Rag...


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