Saturday, 25 July 2015

Chris and Virginia Woodland Collection - Wake for John Meredith, AM (1920 - 2001) - 24th March 2001

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Photographs taken by Chris & Virginia Woodland at the wake held on 24th March 2001 for John Meredith, AM, founding member and Life Member of the Bush Music Club.
Photos © Chris & Virginia Woodland


Wake photos from the Bob Bolton Collection are are here

On 16 February we lost probably the most important collector of Australian folk lore, and an important member of our Club. This article John Meredith, The Bush Music Club & The Australian Folk Song Revival (1950’s)  covers some of John's contributions to the collecting and preservation of our national culture. We hope it will help underline John's importance to this Club and all who care about our heritage. Mulga Wire, no. 144, April 2001.

Obit by Keith McKenry which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. 

Obit by Chris published in Stockmans Hall of Fame, June 2001 (Chris & Virginia Woodland Collection)




 
Merro's canvas Director's chair

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Sepia photos from the Chris & Virginia Woodland collection 


Alex Hood
Alison Jones & Chris Kempster
Bill Scott
Bill, Gay & Ashley Scott

Chris Kempster

Chris Woodland
- Keith McKenry behind him. Edgar Waters in middle at front of audience, in light coloured clothing, Jenny McKenry and Bob Campbell to right of Edgar.
Chris Woodland
back - Eva Gaddes, Richard Evans,
front - Chris Woodland, Suzie Bunyan & her husband 'H"  
Dr Edgar Waters















Frank Maher & Jack Barrie

Gay Scott

Harry Kay

unidentified, Chris Kempster, Ken Greenhaulgh, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Alex Hood
Jamie Carlin
Keith McKenry
Kevin Bradley, Reg Murray, Harry Kay, Rob Willis, Olya Willis
Mark Cranfield, Gay Scott, Edgar Waters
Merros's niece Suzie Bunyan
The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie
Rob Willis leads the session - Alison Jones, Harry Kay, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Rob, Scot Carlin, Jacqui Bradley, Kevin Bradley
The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie, Harry Kay
 Virginia Woodland, Shelley Grant

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