Harry Rayward: Ventriloquist

Henry Hampton Rayward arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1890 with his brother (Arthur Leslie Rayward) and half-brother Frederick Broad aboard the SS Ormuz from England. He’d trained as an engineer and found work as a draughtsman but he also performed on stage as a ventriloquist, a popular form of entertainment in the late 19th century.... Continue Reading →

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