The Vault

In 1929, Gladys Moncrieff asked “gallery girl” Elsie Wilson to go on tour with her to help out behind stage as a dresser. That role lasted for 46 wonderful years and over that time, they became life-long companions.

Step into the dressing room and sit and admire the immeasurable singing talent of Bundaberg-born operetta and musical comedy performer Gladys Moncrieff. Hear first-hand from an ABC interview with Elsie, what it was like to be on the road with Gladys and her journey from humble beginnings in Bundaberg to becoming one of the most famous and loved singers of her time.

Gallery Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm

Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Image: “Gladys Moncrieff in Katinka”, from the collection of the Our Glad Association, donated by Stuart Green who purchased a collection of items from Don McPhee, the former manager of JC Williamson. Photographer unknown. Soundscape reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Library Sales © 1980 ABC.