Tuesday 15 September 2020

From the Archives - BMC @ Gulgong - 1959, 1961, 1968, 1969 & 1970

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1.  1959
3 images from "P" series of photos mounted by Bob Bolton at unknown date. Photographer unknown

1.  P04, caption says 1960, but the same boy is in the 1959 photos. Concert Party left to right, Duke Tritton, Lorna Lovell (lagerphone), Peter Francis (spoons), Jack Barrie (bush bass), Gay Scott (bones), John Meredith (accordion), Jamie Carlin (concertina)  (BMC Archives) Duke's pan was used to collect contributions for the town swimming pool, and included a note that nuggets were acceptable! - conversation with Jamie Carlin 20/02/2021

2. caption on original -  P10  Mayne St Gulgong, Aust Day Weekend Jan 1959. "Back to Gulgong Weekend" 1959. (O/S Centennial Hotel?) This photo appears to have been taken outside the former Commercial Hotel not the Centennial Hotel     (BMC Archives)

3. Caption on original - Man in hat, hands in pocket is Ernie ('Son') James. (REFER: Folksongs of Australia, vol.2, pp.215-219)       (BMC Archives)

4. Singabout 3(1), p, 20. Summer 1958 - Sydney News re Gulgong visit.
2. 1961

1.  Newsletter, October 1961. p.4
3.  Gulgong Carnival 1968


1.  1968 - Members at Gulgong.  Front left to right - Harry Glendinning, John Dengate, Dale Dengate (seated, 8 months pregnant), unknown woman. Back - Eric Bolton behind Jamie Carlin, Ronda Carlin with lagerphone, standing far right  (Maher collection)

2.  Bullock Team, Gulgong Carnival - 27/1/68, supplied by Lysle Lomax  (BMC Archives)

3.  Section of crowd, Gulgong Carnival  27/1/68,  supplied by Lysle Lomax    (BMC Archives)

4. Letter from Lysle Lomax, President Australian National Gold Panners Association, Tuena, 25/2/68.

5. Sketch attached to Lysle Lomax's letter regarding suggested photograph of BMC players.

  6. 4-page leaflet attached to Lysle Lomax's letter - Rules for running gold panning competitions

7. 2nd page of leaflet - Rules for running gold panning competitions

8.  3rd page of leaflet - Rules for running gold panning competitions

9. 4th page of leaflet - Tuena Gold Rush, Easter Sat 13 Ap, Bullocks, Panning, Gold Dirt, Bush Music, Ball, Beards, Photo comp
Centenary Celebrations Friday, 10th April to Sunday, 19th April 1970

1.  AN INVITATION to live again the story of The Roaring Days. A prospector's guide to the Golden Days and Nights in the Town on the Ten Dollar Note.  Goldmines - Gold Panning - Cobb & Co Coach - Centenary Procession - Moonlight Shanty Town Diggings - Bullock Waggon - Bush Music Club - Street Corner Recitals - Pioneers' Museum - Prince of Wales Opera House - Historic Train - Bushrangers - Corroboree - Gold Diggers & Pioneers Display - Guns, Lapidary Club - Bands - Marching  Girls - Beard Mob - Centenary Ball - Art Exhibition - Pavement Painting - Puppet Show - 1970 Costumes - Centenary Queen pageant - Reunion - Ecumenical Service.

2.  Programme, Friday to Wednesday

3.  Shire President's Message



6.  January 1970 newsletter, p.1  ... Centenary Celebrations at Gulgong , April 17-18th when we shall have a chance to meet old friends again. (I hope Elaine Norris has now regained full strength and energy and is urging on the organisation.)

7.  March 1970 newsletter. p.1  ... Elaine Norris' letter reports a hive of activity in Gulgong involving Shanty Town Diggings, a Cobb & Co. coach, Vintage trains and of course Bush Music. If you are going to Gulgong don't forget your winter woollies as it is cold at night now.

April -September newsletters have not survived so we don't have a report on this weekend.

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