Thursday, 3 October 2019

From the Archives - Jamie Carlin Collection - Bushwhackers (second) Birthday

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In 1952 John Meredith & his neighbours Jack Barrie & Brian Loughlin formed the Heathcote Bushwhackers.


 
Brian & Pam Loughlin's home, 2 doors down from John's home, Forest Rd, Heathcote, photo taken by Ron Nixon, Pam Loughlin's nephew  (BMC Archives)

By June 1953 they had gathered a few more members & called themselves The Bushwhackers.They appeared in Reedy River (1953 & 1954) & became famous, which led to them forming the Bush Music Club in October 1954 to cater for all the people who wanted to join their band.

caption - Chal 29.6.55   (Challenge was a Communist Party newspaper)

from Cecil Grivas, Bushwhacker - Cecil was 2nd editor of Challenge which was associated with EYU, Harry Steam was 1st editor, & it  was the only other paper apart from Tribune which published information about BMC in the very early days. Cecil did a crash course in journalism & wrote articles in Tribune. (4th August 2018)

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from Alex Hood, Bushwhacker - Alex was a First Grade cricketer, a fast bowler & footballer & was Sports Editor of Challenge. He sold copies with Paula Boch at sports fields.  (7th Dec 2019)

The only information found on-line about Challenge newspaper which is not in TROVE, & is not in NLA collection. Paper & microfiche copies are available at State Library of NSW


 


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