Sunday, 27 March 2022

From the Archives - Bob Bolton's photo albums, 1982 - 2004

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Bob joined BMC in 1963, travelled to Tasmania in 1966 & returned to Sydney in April 1970 and started photographing local & interstate bush & folk events. 

Albums from 1970 to 1981 existed but were not at his home when the Archives were transferred to BMC, so must have been lent out at some stage.

Some photos from these missing years were in Archives, either as photographic prints or photocopies and have been scanned & blogged. See Compilation of articles about the Bob Bolton collection 

Bob was a professional photographer so all his negatives were identified with ISO 8601 dates (YYYY-MM-DD)  He stopped printing his photos in 2004.

His 
negative archive was donated to the National Library in 2014. 





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Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Compilation of articles about the Bob Bolton Collection

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photo - Anthony Simon, 2004


1. Bob Bolton Collection - List of Bob's early 70's negative files that were given to the National Library in 2014
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/02/bob-bolton-collection-list-of-bobs.html

2. Bob Bolton is the 2017 recipient of the National Folk Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/02/bob-bolton-is-2017-recipient-of.html

3. Report on Bob Bolton's Lifetime Achievement Award, NFF17
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/04/report-on-bob-boltons-lifetime.html

4. Bob Bolton Collection - Campfire Weekend at Dharug National Park, 25-26 April1981
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-campfire-weekend.html


5. A selection of Bob Bolton's photos taken at Bush Music Club's 1983 Heritage Ball
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/04/a-selection-of-bob-boltons-photos-taken.html

6. From the Archives - 1st Colonial Subscription Ball, 1978
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/from-archives-1st-colonial-subscription.html

7. Colin Dryden
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/02/colin-dryden.html

8. From the Archives - 9th National Folk Festival, Sydney Easter 1975
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/from-archives-9th-national-folk.html

9. Bob Bolton photos taken at BMC events, 1970s
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2015/08/bob-bolton-photos-taken-at-bmc-1970s.html

10. Bob Bolton Collection - Jacko Kevans
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-jacko-kevans.html

11. Bob Bolton Collection - Bush Music Festival, Sydney Opera House, 1980, Part 1 - colour photos
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2016/02/bob-bolton-archives-bush-music-festival.html


12. Bob Bolton Collection - Bush Music Festival, Sydney Opera House, 1980, Part 2 - black & white photos
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2016/02/bob-bolton-archives-bush-music-festival_16.html


13. From the Archives - Interview by Bob Bolton with John Kell about his family's music and dance history
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/12/from-archives-interview-by-bob-bolton.html

14. Bob Bolton collection - Reedy River Bushmen @ Australian Pioneer Village, c1982
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-reedy-river.html

15. Bob Bolton Collection - Launch of Folk Songs of Australia, Vol. 2, 29th May 1987
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/02/bob-bolton-collection-launch-of-folk.html

16. Bob Bolton Collection - visit to Lachlan Vintage Village, Forbes, 16-18 September 1978
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/02/bob-bolton-collection-visit-to-lachlan.html

17. Bob Bolton Collection - Ryebuck @ Balmain Town Hall dance Australia Day 23rd January, 1982
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-ryebuck-balmain.html

18. Bob Bolton collection - Report on Reedy River @ NFF2002
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-report-on-reedy.html

19. Bob Bolton Collection - Beecroft Dance, 22nd October, 1994
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/02/bob-bolton-collection-beecroft-dance.html

20. Bob Bolton collection - Anzac Heritage Ball & picnic. 29th April, 2002
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/03/bob-bolton-collection-anzac-heritage.html

21. Bob Bolton Collection - Launch of My Shout, National Folk Festival Sydney, 1982.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-launch-of-my.html

22. Bob Bolton Collection - Australian Heritage Dancers, 1992
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/10/bob-bolton-collection-australian.html

23. Bones - part 2 - Collections of Bob Bolton & Ralph Pride
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/07/bones-part-2-collections-of-bob-bolton.html

24. Bob Bolton Collection - Crookwell Collected Music weekend, 26th April 1993
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/02/bob-bolton-collection-crookwell.html

25. Bob Bolton Collection - Ben Hall Festival, Carcoar 30th-31st October 1971 - overview https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-ben-hall-festival.html

26. Bob Bolton Collection - 711031, Film A - Ben Hall Festival Carcoar, 30th-31st October 1971
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/03/bob-bolton-collection-711031-film-ben.html

27. Bob Bolton Collection - 711031, Film B - Ben Hall Festival Carcoar, 30th-31st October 1971
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/03/bob-bolton-collection-711031-film-b-ben.html

28. Bob Bolton collection - 711031, Film C - Ben Hall Festival Carcoar, 30th-31st October 1971
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/03/bob-bolton-collection-711031-film-c-ben.html


29. Bob Bolton Collection - Roll Player Accordion, Gulgong Folk Museum
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/06/bob-bolton-collection-roll-player.html


30. Bob Bolton Collection - ball photos from the 80s
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/08/bob-bolton-collection-ball-photos-from.html


31. Bob Bolton Collection - Dance at Abercrombie Caves, April 1982
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/11/bob-bolton-collection-dance-at.html

32. Bob Bolton Collection - Midwinter dance swap, 1993
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/03/bob-bolton-collection-midwinter-dance.html

33. From the Archives - Concertina & Accordion images from the Bob Bolton collection
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/06/from-archives-concertina-accordion.html

34. Bob Bolton Collection - Ryebuck, 1979 & 1980
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-ryebuck-1979-1980.html

35. From the Archives - Mulga Wire Art from the Bob Bolton collection
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/10/from-archives-mulga-wire-art-from-bob.html

36. Bolton Collection - Horton River Bush Band @ 1982 National Folk Festival, Sydney
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/02/bob-bolton-collection-horton-river-bush.html

37. Bob Bolton collection - A selection of photos from the 30th Anniversary Subscription Ball, 19th August 1984 displayed at the 2018 Heritage Ball  
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/05/bob-bolton-collection-selection-of_13.html

38. Bob Bolton Collection - German journeyman Waltzing Matilda in 21st Century Sydney.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/10/bob-bolton-collection-german-journeyman.html

39. Bob Bolton Collection - BMC & Scouts - Concert Party at Scout Jamboree at Leppington, 10th October 1971
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/02/bob-bolton-collection-bmc-scouts.html

40. Bob Bolton collection - Index to Stringybark & Greenhide, 1(1) to 6(2), 1979-1986?
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2021/04/bob-bolton-collection-index-to.html

41. Bob Bolton collection - A selection of photos from the 1983 Heritage Ball displayed at the 2018 Heritage Ball
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/05/bob-bolton-collection-selection-of.html

42. Bob Bolton collection - Bush Traditions '95
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2021/03/bob-bolton-collection-bush-traditions-95.html

43. The Bob Bolton Collection - the red & black negatives from the 80s
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/05/the-bob-bolton-collection-red-black.html

44. Bob Bolton Collection - Photos from the Opera House Concert, 1981 Bush Music Festival.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/05/bob-bolton-collection-photos-from-opera.html

45. From the Archives - 1979, 2nd Colonial Subscription Ball, Saturday 25th August
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/05/from-archives-1979-2nd-colonial.html


46. Bob Bolton collection - an assortment of t-shirts from Bob's screens
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/10/bob-bolton-collection-assortment-of-t.html

47. The Art of John Dengate - Part 4 - Bob Bolton Collection, JAN2013-Diamond Jubilee Selection
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2021/09/the-art-of-john-dengate-part-4-bob.htm

48. Bob Bolton Collection - John, Mark & Chris Poleson scavenge
https://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com/2019/07/bob-bolton-collection-john-mark-chris.html


49. Bob Bolton Collection - assorted negatives scanned by Ralph Pride
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-assorted.html

50. Bob Bolton Collection - Concert at Turner Hall, Ultimo 1975
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-concert-at-turner_30.html

51. Bob Bolton Collection - Concert at Turner Hall, Ultimo, 7th October 1977
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-concert-at-turner.html

52. Bob Bolton collection - Pinchgut @ Vicary's Woolshed, c1982
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-pinchgut-vicarys.html

53. Bob Bolton collection - Reedy River Bushmen @ Australian Pioneer Village, c1982
http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-reedy-river.html

54. Bob Bolton collection - Dance in the Drill Hall, Hut 24, Addison Road Centre, 1982
December
https://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/bob-bolton-collection-dance-in-drill.html

55 - From the Archives - Concertinas and Accordions - Big old ones with knobs on!
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2022/02/from-archives-concertinas-and.html

56 - Folkus Nights with Margaret Walters - Part 2 - October 1983 to March 1984
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2022/01/folkus-nights-with-margaret-walters_15.html

57 - Bob Bolton Collection - Illawarra Folk Festival 2014
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/08/bob-bolton-collection-illawarra-folk.html

58. From the Archives - Merro's music comes to Jamberoo, Illawarra Folk Festival September 2001
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/07/from-archives-merros-music-comes-to.html

59 Bob Bolton Collection - Roll Player Accordion, Gulgong Folk Museum
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/06/bob-bolton-collection-roll-player.html

60. Bob Bolton Collection - Crookwell Collected Music weekend, 26th April 1993 https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/02/bob-bolton-collection-crookwell.html

61. Bob Bolton Collection - Dhurag National Park Campfire weekend, Sat 26 & Sun 26th April 1981
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/bob-bolton-collection-dhurag-national.html

62. From the Archives - Mulga Wire no.85, June 1991 - Musical Instrument collections https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/from-archives-mulga-wire-no85-june-1991.html

63. From the Archives - BMC participation in Parramatta Foundation Festivals 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989 & 1990
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/from-archives-bmc-participation-in.html

64. BMC Anniversaries - 60th Anniversary Member's Dinner, Ermington Community Centre March 2014
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2014/12/60th-anniversary-members-dinner.html

65. From the Archives - Display Boards of historical photos, Part 1.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/03/from-archives-display-boards-of.html

66. Bob Bolton collection - Busking and Dancing at The Rocks Square, 1980 to c.1987
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/03/bob-bolton-collection-busking-and_1.html

67.  John Dengate Memorial Concert, Loaded Dog Folk Club, November 2013
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2021/02/john-dengate-memorial-concert-loaded.html

68. NFF 1982 - Australia since Captain Cook or look what they've done to our songs!
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/10/nff-1982-australia-since-captain-cook.html

69. Bob Bolton collection - National Folk Festival 2001 https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/05/bob-bolton-collection-national-folk.html

70. Chris Woodland's presentation on Duke Tritton, NFF 2005 on the 40th anniversary of his death.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/01/chris-woodlands-presentation-on-duke.html

71. 50th Anniversary Reunion of The Bushwhackers, National Folk Festival 2002, part 1 - Concerts
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/01/50th-anniversary-reunion-of_4.html

72. 50th Anniversary Reunion of The Bushwhackers, National Folk Festival 2002, part 2 - Reedy River
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/01/50th-anniversary-reunion-of.html

73. Chris Kempster 1933 - 2004, Tribute at New Theatre
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2019/01/chris-kempster-1933-2004-tribute-at.html

74. BMC Anniversaries - 40th 1994
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/12/bmc-anniversaries-40th-1994.html

75. Chris Kempster 1933 - 2004 - funeral
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/12/chris-kempster-1933-2004.html

76. Bob Bolton Collection - 1982 Colonial Subscription Ball, Hurstville Civic Centre
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/05/bob-bolton-collection-1982-colonial.html

77. John Dengate Memorial Concert at The Loaded Dog, 13th September 2013
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/04/john-dengate-memorial-concert-at-loaded.html

78. Bob Bolton Collection - 24th National Folk Festival, 1990, Karanda, North Queensland.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/04/bob-bolton-collection-24th-national.html

79. Bob Bolton Collection - Queen Victoria Ball, 2003
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/03/bob-bolton-collection-queen-victoria.html

80. Bob Bolton Collection - miscellaneous photos
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-miscellaneous.html

81. Bob Bolton Collection - Wake for John Meredith, AM (1920 - 2001) - 24th March 2001
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/bob-bolton-collection-wake-for-john.html

82. Sistrums, barcoo dogs & lagerphones.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/sistrums-barcoo-dogs.html

83. Presentation to Bob Bolton, 30th August 1985
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/presentation-to-bob-bolton-30th-august.html

84. Creation of logo for 1981 Bush Music Festival.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2018/01/creation-of-logo-for-1981-bush-music.html

85. Bob Bolton Collection - Mike Canning's music show for kids (2001 & 2002)
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/12/bob-bolton-collection-mike-cannings.html

86. Colonial Minstrel - a play based on the works of Charles Thatcher. Photos by Bob Bolton
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/12/colonial-minstrel-play-based-on-works.html

87. Bob Bolton Collection - the Post-Ball picnic, Observatory Hill August 1983
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/08/bob-bolton-collection-post-ball-picnic.html

88. A selection of Bob Bolton's dance photos taken at Festivals, 1993 to 2002.
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/04/a-selection-of-bob-boltons-dance-photos.html

89. Bob Bolton Collection - Wall of concertinas, 22nd October 1994
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2017/03/bob-bolton-collection-wall-of.html

90. From the Archives - Mulga Wire no.4, Dec 1977 - complete
https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2020/04/from-archives-mulga-wire-no4-dec-1977.html

91. From the Archives - Bob Bolton's photo albums, 1982 - 2004.  https://blog.bushmusic.org.au/2022/03/from-archives-bob-boltons-photo-albums.html

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Thursday, 10 March 2022

From the Archives - 1979, 2nd Colonial Subscription Ball, Saturday 25th August

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Program & leaflet by Raema Grieve. Poster formerly on the Hut wall uses Raema's figures, but was not included in her Artwork collection when she donated it in 2017. 












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From the Archives - 1st Colonial Subscription Ball, 1978 - artwork

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Artwork by Raema Grieve 

1. First Colonial Subscription Ball leaflet, p.1

2.  First Colonial Subscription Ball leaflet, p.2

3. First Colonial Subscription Ball leaflet, p.3

4.  First Colonial Subscription Ball leaflet, p.4

5. Letter with souvenir programme tickets

6.  Hire of colonial costume

7.   Souvenir programme ticket - outside

8.  Souvenir programme ticket - inside








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Friday, 4 March 2022

Brian & Pam Loughlin founder members

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see Life Members - information on our 25 Life Members - part 2 - Herb Gimbert, Alan Scott, Gay Scott, Brian Loughlin, Pam Loughlin
 for other pictures of Brian & Pam.

Brian was the lagerphonist with the Heathcote Bushwhackers, then The Bushwhackers, & he & Pam were foundation members of the Bush Music Club. Brian died in 1974 & Pam in 1978.

The first meeting of the Bush Music Club on 14th October 1954 had 15 attendees with Brian in the chair. The second only 3 (apologies were given due to teething babies & union meetings!)  A committee was elected at the 3rd meeting & Brian was elected Chairman, a position he held until 1955, when the title became President, & he continued in that position until 1958. 

In 1962 when Pam was President, he was part of the editorial team. 

In 1963 Pam was Assistant Secretary, in 1965 & 66 she was Treasurer. Brian was Assistant editor in 1965. 

Pam designed our original badge in 1961 (announcement at 1961 AGM, photo courtesy Chris Woodland)

Mulga Wire,  no. 97, June 93, p.8




Brian in Reedy River 1953/54 (BMC archives)


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Jan Jones's 21st birthday - John Meredith, Jan, Pam & Brian Loughlin, Alan Scott, Gay Terry (P019 in the "P" series of photos, BMC Archives)

Pam Loughlin, John Meredith & 2 unidentified women looking for aboriginal carvings in Kuringai Chase, 1950. Photo taken by Pam's nephew Ron Nixon (BMC Archives, photo courtesy of Ron Nixon)


August 1975 Newsletter.


Reedy River Bushmen - John Burch, Jamie Carlin, Barry Collerson, Brian Loughlin, Frank Maher wearing Fred Sloane's hat  (BMC Archives, photo courtesy of John Burch)
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Proposed memorial to Brian, scanned from a copy held in BMC Library
email from Rob Willis, 23rd May 2019
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based on my interviews with Jenny ... The monograph on Brian was never published because of Steve's death and there are recordings to go with it. John (Meredith) mentioned Brian in several of the interviews I did with him on field trips, these are in NLA collection but not catalogued.










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Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Extracts from Singabout - The early songwriters - the worker-poets and musicians

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The Bush Music Club published many new songs & poems in Singabout, Journal of Australian Folk Song (1956 - 1967 )


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Singabout, 1(1), Summer 1956, page 19 - Aims of the Bush Music Club ... To popularise Australian  folk song, and to  encourage the composition  of a new kind of folk song one that  is traditional in style  but contemporary in theme ... 
We are no longer a nation of shearers and drovers. The majority of workers are now employed in industry, and that is where we must look for our new kind of song - the  modern Australian folk song - the industrial ballad.
Miners, seamen and wharfies have already shown themselves capable of producing songs that reflect the realities of their lives and work. Soon we hope to print songs by truck-drivers, riggers, fitters, bricklayers,  and carpenters, and you - our readers - are the 
people we expect to provide them ...



List of New Songs in Singabout (from a spreadsheet compiled by Sue Brian, 2019) 


Some only wrote one or 2 known songs,
 others kept writing - 


Joe Daly  The man from Moonbibary station, Hungerford, on the NSW/Qld border. (1927-2005, bushman, drover, poet, songwriter) who wrote over 50 songs  
Merv Lilley - seaman





David Martin - journalist at the time he contributed to Singabout

Wally Goodbody - fisherman
Chris Kempster - apprentice electrician
Mick Lawson - miner
Stephen Spain - 11 year old musician, son of songwriter Ron Spain, brother of Beren Spain, musician 
Jim Mann - time payment salesman, father of Jennifer & descendent of Thomas Mann
Jennifer Mann - 16 year old musician, student
Laurie Cooper - sleeper cutter? or timber worker
Trevor Rose - station hand
Victor Williams - wharfy, WA. 

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