Tuesday 18 September 2018

The Bushwhackers trip to Mudgee for the first annual Henry Lawson celebrations, 7th-8th September, 1956

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Extracts from Keith McKenry's John Meredith and the Fight for Australian Tradition (Dural, Rosenberg, 2014) pp.167-168.

Mudgee Mail, 6 Sept 1956: a notice by Mudgee Mayor Robert Roth, stating the Sydney Bushwhackers Band will be performing in the Mudgee Town Hall on Saturday Sept 8th 1956 [and the following day they will do a concert at the Lawson memorial at Eurunderee]     Correspondence with Keith, 2017

Unfortunately neither of these articles are available in TROVE.

Report by J.M. (John Meredith) on the visit to Mudgee, Singabout 1(4) Spring 1956, page 14.

Bushwhackers at Lawson birthplace (BMC archives) - Brian Loughlin (lagerphone), Harry Kay (harmonica), Cec Grievas (bones, behind Harry), Alan Scott (whistle), John Meredith (accordion), Jack Barrie (bush bass), Chris Kempster (guitar) 

Report in BMC minutes 27th Sept 1957 (Archives - Minutes 1957-1978)


Thanks to Mid Western Regional Council Library for the following newspaper clippings from The Mudgee Guardian.

Thurs 6th Sept 1956 



Thursday 6th Sept 1956


Monday 10th Sept 1956

Dud Mills, poet & bones player was featured in Singabout 2(2) Sept 1957, page 9 & Singabout  2(3), December 1957

Singabout 2(2), Sept 1957, p.9


Thurs 13th Sept, 1956
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