Thursday, 18 August 2022

From the Archives - Phyl Lobl collection - Reedy River TV typescript

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In recent years Phyl has donated a number of items to BMC. The most significant item is the only known copy of a 158 page undated typescript by Evan Williams for a proposed TV production of Reedy River that Dick Diamond gave to Geri Lobl in 1989 when Geri interviewed him for the National Library 

pages 151-158 contain the lyrics of Eumerella Shore; My Old Black Billy; Wild Rover; The Ballad of 1891; Widgegowera Joe; Oh, the Springtime it Brings on the Shearing; Banks of the Condamine and  Click go the Shears

Dick Diamond interviewed by Geri Lobl [sound recording]

Dick Diamond - New Theatre wiki 

Dick Diamond - Australian Dictionary of Biography

A. Cover

B.  Title page - this script was given to Geri in1989, not 1995

ii.  This is a film about the making of Australia.

iii.  Contents

vi. (typo for iv.)  Copyright © Vupina Pty Ltd.  The names of some
characters in this screenplay have been drawn from the musical
play Reedy River, first performed by the New Theatre,
Melbourne on 11 March 1953

v.  The publishers of the musical play Reedy River have
acknowledged the permission of the following to reprint the
words of the songs used in the play :

vi.  The publishers of the music: continued

vii.    Writer's note  (E.W.)

viii.  Characters in order of appearance

ix. Characters (contd) 

x.  Characters (contd)


150 - final page of the script  260.  STUDIO:MONTAGE


Sunday, 14 August 2022

Screenshots from the 9th John Dengate Memorial Zoom Get together, August 2022

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Dear Friends,

You all brought a delightfully warm feeling to the commemorative concert for John on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to Leyne for her technical skills and to Gene and also to Max for his unique way of compering a concert of very diverse acts. Without the Elbournes we wouldn't have been able to gather and it has come to be a very special day for the Dengates.

I have been delighted to get messages from the extended family who have sent messages that they really enjoyed the afternoon. They have come from all over Australia, New Zealand, Wales and France.

I have found it is more like one of the parties we used to hold in our house in Glebe, where friends gathered, sang, recited, swapped stories and yarned for hours and John could share his latest song or poetry.



3. Dale & her Technical Support, Luce

4. Virago, Di Clifford & Kath Morgan

5. Margaret Bradford

6. Margaret Walters & Chris Maltby

7. Mary-jane Field

8. Colleen Burke & ComadeSirBigRuss

9. Seamus Gill & Kate Scott

10. MC Max Elbourne and Gene & Tony Smith

11. Chris Clarke in the wilds of suburban Canberra, rapping about our previous prime minister

12. Chloe & Jason Roweth

13. Evan Mathieson

14. Peter Hicks

15. Bruce & Jill Watson

16. While Bruce was singing, Jill had been busy writing a poem

17. Mr Dengate had taught young Graham Wood

18. letter to Graham

19. Gerry Myerson singing Tom Paxton's I Believe, I Do, lyrics

20. Daniel Kelly

21. Big Russ enjoying listening to the Roweth Trio

22. Joanna Roweth

24. Roweths & Dengates

25. The Shouties playing Everloving Man by The Loved Ones, Lachie on drums.

26. Leyne, Dale & Max

27. Tilly

28. Sean Dengate

29. Leyne

30. Chloe & Jason + Sean