|The Maitland Mercury Tuesday 5 May 1863|
THE MAY NUMBER of HILLCOAT'S "MAIT-
LAND MUSICAL BIJOU" contains
THE SINGLETON RAILWAY GALOP,
Composed expressly to commemorate the Opening of the
GREAT NORTHERN EXTENSION,
And dedicated (by permission)
HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HON. SIR JOHN
BY MARMADUKE H. WILSON.
Non-subscribers are respectfully requested to for-
ward their orders without delay to the undersigned, as
only a limited number of copies will be issued.
J. W. HILLCOAT,
Music Seller and Publisher,
Opposite Ensign Office,
3021 High-street, W. Maitland.
The Singleton Railway Line NSW opened on 7 May 1863 and operated for some years as the first part of a main northern railway link from Newcastle to Queensland before the Hawkesbury River was bridged.
The music of The Singleton Railway Galop was composed by Marmduke H Wilson to commemorate the opening of the Great Northern Railway. The advertisement above was printed two days before the opening.