Richard and Val Smith

Mr Richard Smith was a highly respected teacher of keyboards in the City of Wollongong NSW. Richard was born 6th February 1928 in North Sydney, and married Valerie Margaret Gardner on 9th February 1952 at Corrimal NSW.

Photo from newspaper May 21 1959

At the examination held recently at Wollongong by the Conservatorium of Music, the following were successful:— Grade 5, Richard Smith, credit… All are pupils of Miss Brodie, Princess street Corrimal.

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… Special provision is made for country competitor who might otherwise be at a disadvantage, by the reservation of the balance of £50 to be awarded to the country competitor gaining highest marks if not already winner of the first prize. The winner of this prize in the 1946 Eisteddfod was Richard Smith of Corrimal, on the South Coast.