"Argus" wedding, St Jude's, Randwick; reception at Trocadero

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St. Jude's Church (Randwick, N.S.W.); churches; brides
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2017-10-04 18:16:00.0

This group of photos shows scenes of the wedding on 27 February 1937 of Nat Copeland and Irene Smith, either at St. Jude's Church, Randwick, where the wedding took place, or at the reception held afterwards at the Trocadero.

A photo similar to the one in this series of the couple cutting the wedding cake at the Trocadero, was published in the following day's edition of Sydney's Truth:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169598480
A report of the occasion also appeared in the 1 March edition of The Labor Daily:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/237453712
This report, together with the caption accompanying the Truth's photo, identify most of the more prominent wedding attendees that can be seen in these photos.

As noted by both sources, Nat Copeland (Nathaniel Julius Copeland) was a professional mind reader who performed under the name of "Argus". He is reported to have started performing publicly with his father when he was six years old, a claim supported by this advertisement published when he was seven:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1664429
This article shows that he had used the name "Argus" from at least the age of twelve:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28170676
Reports about him in the digitized newspapers are few and far between after his marriage, but he resurfaced in this 1947 article together with his son who had in turn adopted the name "Argus".
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/172492093

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