Theo Tresize, shown here wearing a turban and a mischievous expression, ran the Wellington Cabaret Club in Goring Street, Wellington, in the 1920s. Before managing the club, Tresize had worked as a professional dancer – performing the latest American dances with partner Liane le Fevre – and as producer of ‘The Kiwis’, the First World War New Zealand Division entertainers. A 1921 university capping review included a song written in his honour (sung to the tune of ‘Rajah of Bhong’ from the musical play A country girl). One verse referred to Tresize ‘laying the foundations of Goring Street’.
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