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William Spietschka,

ONE of the most talented of musicians and teachers who have ever been associated with South Australia. He was born at Liebenau, Bohemia, in 1841, and by the death of his father, the owner of extensive glass works in that country, inherited a large fortune. He was educated at Leipsic, and afterwards held a commission in the Bohemian army, in which he saw much active service. He arrived in this colony in 1862, and soon established himself as a teacher of music, whilst as leader of the Grerman Liedertafel he was very popular. His death occurred from accident on January 22, 1867, at the early age of twenty-six years.