Picture 1 (above) caption reads “MISS ROSINA PALMERSTON (TOWNSVILLE)
Winner of the pianoforte solo, open to all-comers, at the 1908 Eisteddfod”
Picture 2 caption reads:
MISS ROSINA PALMERSTON
Gold Medallist for Queensland
The young lady above depicted is the fifteen-year-old daughter of Mrs C. Palmerston, of Fryer Street, Townsville. She is the winner of the Gold Medal for Queensland in the intermediate grade in the recent examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music securing 132 out of a possible 150. Mr Walter Wesche, the examiner, during his recent visit to Townsville, in speaking of Miss Palmerston, predicted a very bright future for that young lady in the realms of music, pronouncing her to be the most promising candidate who has come before him in North Queensland. Miss Palmerston is the daughter of the late Mr Christie Palmerston, the well-known explorer of North Queensland, and is the pupil of her mother, who is a member of a well-known musical family, and as Miss Rooney, was the leading soloist in the Catholic Church for many years.
(The year was 1904)