Thursday, 29 August 2019

From the Archives - How the "anonymous folk song" My Old Black Billy came to be in Reedy River.

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Biography of Edward Phillip Harrington (1895-1966) by Hugh Anderson in Australian Dictionary of Biography refers to this article.

Frank Hardy tells how he met Harrington after the song had been added to Reedy River. 


 

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Photos from 6th John Dengate Memorial Get Together, August 2019

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Photos © Sandra Nixon
Sales of this new booklet raised $121 on the day for cancer research at the Garvan Institute



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2.  Max & Leyne

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4.  Anita & Peter Mace with Dale

5.  The Pukes (Pymont Ukes)

6.  Pukes fans


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9. Peter Mace


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11. Kerith Power & Dale Dengate

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15. Jennifer Lees


16. Lachlan's famous suitcase

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19. Sean & Cal

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21. Paddy Manning & Lachlan

22. Seamus Gill

23. Sean & Max

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28.  Peter Russell

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33. Roy & Max Elbourne

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35. Sean, Dale

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39. Max & The Guilty Three

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41. Max's new song

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Monday, 19 August 2019

Ken Fairey collection

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Thanks to Nerida for donating these photos. Early membership lists show Ken was a member from 1967 to at least 1976.

Thanks to Chris Woodland for identifying these photos & the two photos from Singabout 6(2), 1967. Chris left Sydney in January 1968. 

Thanks also to Ralph & Rose Pride, Frank Maher & Dale Dengate for further names.

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The lady down the right hand with hand to face, near the open door, is
Welsh and her name is Alwena Brooks, always called 'Wenna' (a Marrickville Girl). It is most likely the girl next to her is another Marrickville Girl, Caroline Purser from Ireland. (Chris)
John Robertson in shorts. John was in Tasmania when Ralph & Rose Pride & Bob Bolton were there. (Ralph & Rose)


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Wenna dancing in middle with back to camera. Eric Bolton playing banjo,right foreground.


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Wenna centre. Caroline on left border.


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Wenna with arm bent in foreground. Eric with banjo right hand corner.

5.  Wenna mid ground dancing. Caroline with face just visible between two ladies on the left.

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As for photo number 5 with Caroline more obvious.

7. L-R - Herb Gimbert, Wilma Bolton, Ken Greenhalgh, John Dengate, Harry Glendenning, Eric Bolton.

Wilma is using Frank Maher's lagerphone as she did not have one of her own. (Frank)


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Caroline in centre behind Wenna's arm.

 
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Caroline on left. Half of Wenna showing under clock.


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Caroline on left between man in light pants and young girl. Wenna looking straight at camera.



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Wenna forefront, partially obscuring Caroline behind her.


That's all I can manage I am afraid. There are a couple of women's faces that
look familiar (probably Marrickville girls that didn't stay that long). (Chris Woodland, 22/07/2019)

Photos by Ken Fairey, Bush Music Club Archives

2 photos from Singabout 6(2) 1967, p.11, showing a dance in the same venue.

Definitely Jamie half way along the wall on left. Frank Maher at front of left line of dancers, perhaps Anne across from him. Chris Woodland second along on right row of dancers, with (very possibly) Brenda O’Connor next to Chris. Looks very much like piano accordionist Harry Glendinning to left of Ken Greenhalgh on flute at rear. Eric Bolton with banjo at rear who is next to John Dengate.

L to R Herb Gimbert, Alex Bowker (a truly lovely gentle man), Ken Greeenhalgh, John Dengate. (Chris)
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