Roll Up, Roll Up!

antique roller skates, they look like four-wheeled, metal contraptions with leather ankle straps

The son of one of the earliest Ukrainian Jewish migrants to Broken Hill, Ralph Krantz (1879-1948) was a central figure in the town’s entertainment industry in the mid-1920s. He bought the Crystal Theatre and roller skating rink in 1924, adding a glittering jewel to his empire’s crown in 1926 – a dance and supper club […]

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