Story: Austin, Louis Daly Irving

Louis Daly Irving Austin

Louis Daly Irving Austin

For many years a skilful pianist and musical director for silent films, L. D. Austin was forced by the advent of 'talkies' to pursue an alternative career as a piano teacher, composer, and notoriously provocative music critic.

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How to cite this page:

John Mansfield Thomson. 'Austin, Louis Daly Irving', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)