Carrie Bryan
Carrie Bryan
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Not known
Childrens Names Not known

This is possibly Miss Carrie Bryan (or Bryant) who accompanied a rendition of Irish national airs at an evening of entertainment at the Launceston Mechanics' Institute in Mar 1891 at which the Rev. Dean Beechinor presided. She played pianoforte at an Exhibition concert on 2 Jan 1892 at which the Governor of Tasmania, Sir Robert Hamilton, was present and, at a concert on 10 Feb 1892, she played the opening pianoforte solo.

On Wednesday 29 Nov 1893 The Launceston Examiner reported: 'By the SS Coogee, which arrived from Melbourne yesterday, Miss Carrie Bryan, the clever young pianist whose pianoforte recitals were such a feature of the Tasmanian Exhibition, returned home after a most successful tour through British India ... soon after arrival [back in Australia] Miss Bryan was engaged by Mr Dan Barry to join his dramatic company for a season in Adelaide.'

Her father had been in the Second Manchester, or 96th Regiment, which was stationed in Launceston from 1843-49.

Marion Sargent Sep 2011 & Prue McCausland Oct 2011