Sunday, 29 September 2019

TSDAV's full program Portarlington 'Spring Dance' Weekend, 8-10th Nov 2019.

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Dance events info
Dear dance colleagues - for your information -
I am attaching the TSDAV's full program brochure for our Portarlington 'Spring Dance' Weekend (8 - 10th Nov.)
containing all the details of workshop presenters etc.
(just to make sure that you are 'in the loop')
I am also attaching (again for your information) our "Dance Diary Dates" flyer,
which also lists other forthcoming major dances/Balls in Victoria. 

enquiries - Norm Ellis (for TSDAV)

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60 years of the Victorian Folk Music Club (est 1959 as the Victorian Bush Music Club) as recorded in Singabout.

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In 1964 Victorian Folk Music Club members Frank Pitt & Alf Cameron were at the celebration of  BMC's 10th birthday - see photos P020 & P021.

Jim Buchanan was guest at the 20th September 1970 Singabout night - see photos 13, 14 & 15.

 Singabout 1(1), p.18, Summer 1956 (January)

first mention of bush musicians in Victoria, the birth of the Billabong Band.

Membership card, 1956-1960. (BMC archives)

3(1), Summer 1958

p.9 -The  Billabong Band

p.20 - At last Singabout nights in Melbourne,
3(2), Autumn 1959

p.2 - Phillip Island & Songs (Billabongs, K.W. Vic)
3(3), Winter/spring 1959

News & Views - p.2  - Victorian Bush Music Club formed

3(4) n.d. (1959)

p. 2. Cover photo.

p.16 - Billabong band, F. Nichols, Vic

4(1), 1960

p.2 - Interstate activity - a new publication - Victorian Bush Music Club monthly, issues 1+2, 

4(2), 1961

p.2 - Victorian Bush Music Club & Folk Lore Society of Victoria publish a journal - Gumsuckers' Gazette

p.3 - The Lost Sailor by Simon McDonald

pp.4-5  Songs of Simon McDonald

p.6 The Old Man Kangaroo

p.7 The Rouseabout

p.8  New Discs - Songs of Early Victoria (Wattle),

pp. 10-11 When Jones's Ale was New - Simon McDonald,

pp.12-13 The Golden Vanity - Simon McDonald

4(3) 1961

p. 20 - Pub with no Dike upsets, letter from N. O'Connor, Folk Lore Society of Victoria
4(4), 1962

p. 4 - Some performers from Victoria

p.5 - Our Fathers Cleared the Bush - sent by Joy Durst
5(2), Oct 1964

pp.15-16 - (review) Australian Traditional Singers & Musicians of Victoria (Wattle)
6(1), 1966

p.17 - ad for Australian Tradition


History of Reedy River with photos of the original production
New Theatre Melbourne, 50 Years of New Theatre. Melbourne N.T. 1936-86, Melbourne, 1986, 54 pp.

available for distribution by creative commons licence

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

John Meredith - miscellaneous photos and artifacts

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2. Title page inscribed in 1992 by John Meredith as it shows his sisters Madge, Mavis & Thelma (Chris & Virginia Woodland Collection)

3. visit to Kuringai Chase
looking for aboriginal carvings, Pam Loughlin, Merro, 2 unidentified women,1950s (supplied by  Ron Nixon, Pam's nephew)

. Brian Loughlin with petrograph 
(supplied by  Ron Nixon, Pam's nephew) 

  The Aboriginal rock carvings of Eastern NSW by John Meredith & Brian Loughlin.
Walkabout 1951  (supplied by  Ron Nixon, Pam's nephew)



8.   Bag made by Merro for Virginia Woodland (BMC Archives)

9. Accordion with piano keys owned by Merro  (Chris Woodland photo)

10. Wedding card made by Merro for Virginia & Chris Woodland
(Chris Woodland photo)

11.  W
edding card made by Merro for Virginia & Chris Woodland (Chris Woodland photo)

12.  Photo of butcherbird taken 1996 (Photo  by John Meredith, Chris Woodland collection)

13. Republican possum - Merro took this shot of his friendly possum in his shed at Thirlmere, probably in the ‘70s or ‘80s. (Chris Woodland collection)

14.  Three haiku & waka

15.  The Ballad of Trim, air The Eddystone light

16.  Burial of Joe Governor by John Meredith, 1st January 1995

17.  Lore of the Billy - Monaro Folk Music Society Newsletter, July 1980

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