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Thanks to Helen & Tony Romeo for organising the slide show of 200 images.
1. Bushwhackers, Lithgow 1954/55 (John Meredith photo)
2. Bushwhackers band in Reedy River, February 1954.
3. Jack Barrie in Reedy River, 1954
4. Bushwhackers at Dame Mary Gilmore's 90th Birthday celebration
5. Bushwhackers in Reedy River
6. Bushwhackers concert at Sydney Cricket Ground
7. Bushwhackers at Lawson Celebrations, Domain
8. Bushwhackers reunion, NFF 2002 - Chris Kempster, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie being recorded by Rob Willis (Bob Bolton photo)
9. Concert Party at Orange at Lake Canobolas Regatta, Banjo Paterson Festival - Jamie Carlin, Jan Jones, Frank Maher, Gay Scott, Alan Scott, Jack Barrie, 1960
10. Concert Group, 1964
11. Dancing at Noreen's Place, 1960s (Maher collection)
12. Concert Party - Frank Maher, Sam Ramsay, Alan Scott, Jamie Carlin
13. Members busking at Gulgong, 1969 - Jamie Carlin (arms crossed), John Dengate (guitar), Ronda Carlin with lagerphone, Dale Dengate seated on step, dark hair & glasses
14. Pix magazine, 1962
15. Lawson Centenary LP, 1967
16. John Meredith & Sally Sloane
17. Back cover of December 1957 Singabout.
18. Jamie Carlin & Herb Gimbert
21. Chris Woodland (John Meredith photo)
22. Alan Scott (John Meredith photo)
23. Duke Tritton (John Meredith photo)
24. Cover of Duke of the Outback - John Meredith, Duke Tritton,
25. Alex Bowker
26. Bill Tovey, Singabout 5(3), July 1965
27. Concert Party at Gulgong, 1959
32. Dave Johnson's Blue Book
33. First edition - foolscap size!
34. First edition
35. John Dengate (guitar), Ann Maher (lagerphone), Frank Maher (bush bass)
38. Post Ball, Observatory Hill -14/08/1980
dancing: Don Richmond, Julie Pryor, Lance Green and Sue Weaver
musicians: Ralph Pride and Helen Romeo (Brain) (Bob Bolton photo)
40. Dancers, Rocks Square, 1980 (Bob Bolton photo)
back to camera - Bob Brain going left ... Sally Leslie (Stevens), Bruno,
Julie Pryor, Bruce Downes, Sue Pain, Stuart Leslie, Helen Romeo (Brain)
41. Band, Rocks Square, 1980. (Bob Bolton photo)
Musicians... Ralph Pride, Wally Bolliger, George Bolliger and Bob Cole sitting
42. Helen Brain (later Romeo) & Stuart Leslie, 1981? Heritage Ball in the Sydney Town Hall
43. Dale & John Dengate
44. Sally Sloane by John Meredith
45. band: Alex Bishop, Helen Romeo, Dave Johnson, Tony Romeo and
dancers: at back Sharyn Mattern and Pauline
Cambourne - don't know the name of their partners, George and Michelle
Bolliger in front and Wendy Richmond's Mum with Phil Kenny (Wendy will
know names as I think she was the coordinator of the dancers for this
ball) ... may have even been Heritage Dancers?
46. I think this was the first Heritage Ensemble, for the 2nd Heritage Ball
in Sydney Town Hall 1983 - Craig Collis, Ralph Pride, Roy Harbour, Dave
Johnson (back to dancers), Annette Dwight, Greg Wilson, Helen Romeo
(Brain), Polly Garland (Clapp) and Leo Dent on the piano. (BTW - you can
check names & dates on Dave's Heritage Ensemble site but some are
wrong.. the first Heritage Ball was 1981 with Southern Cross and
Ryebuck, then 1982 we had a concert and no ball and then the 2nd ball
47. Not sure of the year but this was a Dinner and AGM so sometime in March
... early 1980s... no later, held at the Argyle Tavern in The Rocks.
This is a photo of the new BMC committee.
Front - Helen Romeo (Brain),
behind Bob Bolton, Bob Brain and Dave Johnson, behind Dave is Chris
Robinson and Tony Romeo and back row is Lance Green, Wally Bolliger,
George Bolliger and Mark Dabbs.
Thanks to Helen Romeo for photo identification
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Sunday, 31 December 2017
BMC Anniversaries - 60th Anniversary slide show from the Diamond Jubilee Concert, Saturday 30th August 2014 - 2nd article.
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