Friday, 12 June 2020

Pete & Sue McMahon collection - Part 1

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Pete & Sue McMahon collection - Part 2

Interview with Pete in Mulga Wire no. 94, Dec 1992,  pp.11-12 






































































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Balls

1. 1994 Colonial Subscription Ball

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3.  Heritage Ensemble rehearsal - Jill Stubington, Helen Romeo, Arthur Heckendorf (tuba). Richard Evans

4. Queen Victoria's Ball, Heritage Ball 2003 with Kathy Potter wearing the crown, Parramatta Town Hall

5. Heritage Ball, Willoughby - Australian Concertina Band & others, 1992, 1993 or 1994

6.  Heritage Ball, Willoughby 1992, 1993 or 1994

7. Heritage Ball, Willoughby, 1992, 1993 or 1994

9.  Guests arrive for a grand ball!

9. Heritage Ensemble

10. Heritage Ensemble

11. caption - 2000 - Ralph Pride. Heritage Gold Medal Ball

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13.  1998 Colonial Subscription Ball - Sue, Jim Dangerfield, Tony Stuart, Wendy Richmond, Don Richmond, Cathy, Beck, & Andrew Richmond Beck (Thanks to Beck & Don Richmond for extra names)
 
14.  Australian Concertina Band played for Colonial Subscription Balls from 1992 to 1994 at Rockdale Town Hall.
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Bush Dances

1.   Dance - keyboard player, caller Paul Weaver, Jennie Richards, Alison Coles, Pete, Bob Bolton

2.  Pete, Bob Bolton, James Johnson, Bob Foggin
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Heritage Dancers at Old Government House, Parramatta

1.Heritage dancers - Laurel Prince, Lorraine Tomlinson, with Sue, Bob Bolton, Don Brian & Pete

2. Heritage Dancers - Karen Fong in green dress?, Don Richmond, Lorraine Tomlinson, Jim Gambling?, Mike Young's back, unknown woman, Laurel Prince's back, George Bolliger??
Bob Bolton Collection - Australian Heritage Dancers, 1992
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Southern Cross at Cadman's Cottage, The Rocks

1. Pete, Andrew Studer, Helen Romeo, Tony Romeo

2. Pete, Andrew Studer, Helen Romeo, Tony Romeo
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Concertinas

1.  Kingsley Forbes-Smith, Sue, Greg Wilson playing from Australian Concertina Band booklet - BMC's 1968 banner made by Dale Dengate is in the background, along with one of our old plywood display boards

2. Sat 2nd October  - 1982?, 1993?  1999?

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2.  Concertina workshop? - Chippendale's Cheery Chunes booklet centre front

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Currawong Bush Band

1.  Don Richmond, Amanda Daly, Tony Stuart, Sue, John Daly

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Australiana Night with Concert Party at The Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sept 1995 or Aug 1996


1.  John Daly? Alan Gough, Amanda Daly, unknown, Brian Dunnett,  Pete, Sue

2. unknown, Brian Dunnett, unknown, Sue, Pete
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From the Archives - 1994 Bush Music Festival & 40th Anniversary

Publicity for festivals at Wilberforce - 1994 Orange Blossom Festival Castle Hill. 


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Publicity for our Wilberforce festival, probably 1995 at St Marys 





 



















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Bush Music at Australian Pioneer Village, Wilberforce, 1994 or maybe 1995

1. whistle player, concertina player, Dave Johnson, Don Richmond (lagerphone), Sue, Jennie Richards, Aart Bark, banjo, fiddler

2.  Dave Johnson, Helen Romeo, Sue, Aart Bark. fiddle, Garry McPhetridge

3.  Dave Johnson - Tony Romeo - Helen Romeo - Sue McMahon - Aart - unknown fiddle player at back, Garry McPhetridge

4. left to right - Don Richmond,

5.  Pete, Dave Johnston, Helen Romeo

6.   Southern Cross - Pete, Dave Johnson, Helen Romeo, Ann Pidcock, Tony Romeo

7.  Wilga McDonald, Ralph Pride

8.  Pete

9.  1995 festival - caption BMF95. Cathy McMahon, Aart Bark, Dave de Hugard, 2 unknown, Amanda Daly, M. Croake.  (one of the unknown is someone Pete played with for years in concert party and I think her name is Meg Ryan - Helen Romeo 19/06/20) 
From the Archives - 1995 Bush Music Festival, program, posters & other ephemera  
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11.  Wilberforce? Don Richmond

12. Wilberforce?

13. Wilberforce?

14.  Wilberforce?  - back - Mike Young, George & Michelle Bolliger, front Sharyn Mattern & Don Richmond with trooper

15.  Wilberforce? Sonya Bennett, Denis Kevans, Sue McMahon
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Pete on the Bounty

1. The Bounty

2.  Monday 26/6/95

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Sue & Pete

1.  a very young Pete

2.  Swaggie Pete

3.  Sue

4. Pete
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Miscellaneous images

1. ?, Steve Lockwood, Sue,  ?, Peter Kay & Pete at front

2.  Sue, Tony Stuart, Bob Foggin

3.  Pete, Helen Romeo, one of Ralph's daughters?, Ralph Pride

4.  Outside Stage

5.  Camperdown Park 22/6/91

6. back of image 5

7. Camperdown Park 22/6/91

8.  ?, Sue,  Bob Bolton

9.  Saw workshop @ The Hut

10.  Steve Lockwood & Pete

11.  Pete, Sue, Steve Lockwood.

12. BMC also participated in a street parade at St Marys for another Festival, probably 1995. 

(Thanks to Beck Richmond & Helen Romeo for names)

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