Tuesday 18 February 2020

Reports on launches of Keith McKenry's biography of John Meredith, 2013 & 2014.

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Review by Dr Jennifer Gall in Sydney Morning Herald, 3rd October, 2013.

The initial launch was held at Dulwich Hill in conjunction with the Bush Music Club. Launches were also held at a number of festivals & clubs around the country.

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Among the 50 people at the launch were an original Bushwhacker (Alex Hood, with his wife Annette), the sons of the late Bushwhacker Alan Scott and his wife Gay, both founder members (Bill & Ashley), a grandson of Duke Tritton (Chris McLean), 2 close-to-foundation member from the 50s (Jamie Carlin & Frank Maher) and a group of members from the 50s-60s (Ronda Carlin, Ann Maher, Barbara & George Gibbons.)

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1. Annette & Alex Hood

2. Early members (middle) - Ronda & Jamie Carlin, George & Barbara Gibbons, Ann & Frank Maher





7. Back - Jamie & Ronda Carlin, front - George & Barbara Gibbons

8. Keith & Alex

9. Frank Maher

10. Tom Bridges, son of Helen Bridges who wrote the tune for Ballad of 1891.

11. John Derum

Other esteemed guests were Tom Bridges, the son of Doreen Bridges composer of the music to Ballad of 1891, Gabrielle Mackey from the National Folk Festival, & Mark Cranfield from the National Library.

The book was launched by John Derum, & entertainment was provided by Wongawilli, Alex Hood and Martin Fallding.

12. Wongawilli

Decoration was provided by 3 timeworn old display boards & BMC's 2 banners made by Dale Dengate in 1968 & 2012.





Keith showed a grainy copy of the only movie the Bushwhackers made, a trilogy of 3 short film - "Three in One" by Cecil Holmes They appeared in the first story which was based on Henry Lawson's classic short story, "The Union Buries Its Dead". (Letter from Harry Kay collection)




20. 1968 banner on the table

Concert organised by Keith McKenry to lunch the book at Turning Wave Festival, Yass, September 2014

21. Mike Martin & Roger Hargraves


23. Chloe & Jason Roweth, Mike Martin & Roger Hargraves

25. Mike Martin & Roger Hargraves

26. John Warner & friends


28. Chloe & Jason Roweth, Mike Martin

29. Chloe & Jason Roweth, Mike Martin, Roger Hargraves

30. Chloe & Jason Roweth, Roger Hargraves

31. Coolfin Mic

32. Dingo's Breakfast

33. Dingo's Breakfast

34. Roaring Forties

35. Roaring Forties

36. Roaring Forties


38. Mike Martin

39. Keith & Merro's Possum Republic

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