Saturday, 13 May 2017

Bush Music Club at the Waratah Spring Festivals, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1969

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Waratah Spring Festivals were held in late October to early November between 1956 and 1973. In 1977 the Waratah Festival was replaced by the Sydney Festival/Festival of Sydney.
Drawing by Jamie Carlin of the banner he designed. (Source - Jamie Carlin collection)
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1956 & 1957

Documents from City of Sydney Archives - Control number: CRS 909   Date range: 1956-1974,   Number Range: 1956-1974   Box no: 1   Cited with permission
Tentative program



Tuesday 2nd October, Open Air Theatre, Bushwackers (sic) concert  7pm


Sydney Waratah Spring Festival Pageant, Saturday 13th October, 1956


1956 Sydney Waratah Spring Festival procession details -
Bush Music Club
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1957 Sydney Waratah Spring Festival

A Report: submitted to the Sydney Committee by the Executive Officer, Friday 26th October 1956


Statistics


Order of pageant

Float 85 - Bush Music Club
Documents from City of Sydney Archives - Control number: CRS 937   Date range: 1947-1958,   Number Range: 02   Box no: 2  Reproduced with permission




We have been invited to take part in the City of Sydney Waratah Pageant again this year. We ask you to sort out your ideas now, so that our contribution to the procession will be something to remember. (Newsletter, Vol 3, no. 1, June 1957 - BMC Archives)
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1958


Pass for 1958 Waratah Festival. (BMC Archives)
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1967

Extract from Concert Party report, Singabout 6(2), 1967, page 7 (BMC Archives)


BMC at 1967 Waratah Festival, cart supplied by Ware's Stables, Leichhardt.
Jamie Carlin standing with lagerphone, Lorna Lovell,  Chris Kempster walking with guitar, accordion player Harry Kay seated below driver, at Darlinghurst, cr. of Oxford St & Wentworth Ave,
now Whitlam Square. On the left with Reuben Brasch's department store (Brasch's Corner) with Paris Theatre to the right (Source: Jamie Carlin & Frank Maher)   (Photo - BMC archives)

email from Noel Ricketts 3rd June, 2020 -
I was just looking at the Waratah blog and it brought back memories of the 1967 entry, we were definitely in it. I remember it well as I ordered the horse and wagon from Graeme Ware Leichardt and whilst going along Elizabeth St. there was this fellow walking along behind for quite some time and then he asked me if he could get up on the wagon as he was getting leg tired. I asked John and he said ok. that fellow was Warren Fahey.


Documents from City of Sydney Archives - Control number: CRS 937   Date range: 1958-1970,   Number Range: 02   Box no: 3.   Reproduced  with permission
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1969




Documents from City of Sydney Archives - Control number: CRS 937   Date range: 1947-1958,   Number Range: 02   Box no: 3.  Reproduced with permission ************************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************************

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