Sunday, 18 February 2018

Death of Harry Gardner, Victorian Folk Music Club


Harry attended the Bush Traditions Gathering from the first in 2006 until his health kept him away in recent years.


Last year he celebrated his 90th birthday & his friends gathered photos to celebrate his musical life.

Harry had been President of VFMC & was involved with Fireside Fiddlers and will be sorely missed by friends & fellow musicians.

 

 
1.  2006 Harry with his grandson


2.  2006 - Dave Johnson, Kathy McMahon, Glenys from far north Qld, Harry,


3.  2006 - Julie, Harry & Don Brian 


4.   2007 -  


5.  2007   Session in the courtyard


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7.  2007



8.    2007


9.  2008





10.  2009



11.  2009


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In 2009 Harry presented Waltzing Matilda using his late wife's marionettes

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17.  lesson for 7-year old Claire


18.  2010  Garry Tooth & Harry



19.  2011

20. Harry with his son Henry







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22.  2012  Harry & his backing band



23.   2012


24.  2012


25.   2013


26.  2013



27. 2013 - Harry with his grandson & son Henry

 

(Photos - Sandra Nixon)

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Colin Fong Collection - Heritage Week Ball, 1984







Heritage week was 9-14 April in 1984, which can almost be read on the banner.



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Bob Bolton Collection - Crookwell Collected Music weekend, 26th April 1993


Photos found in an envelope, labelled Binda 930426


Binda - the town of the Boxing Day Ball where
Ben Hall, John Gilbert & John Dunn danced with those plucky girls at the Flag Hotel (now Rose Cottage)




Mulga Wire, 96, Apr 1993, p.13

1.   concertina  (
930426 - 1)

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(930426 - 4)

3.   
horse     (930426 - 5)

4. 
Dave de Santi 2nd from left    (930426 - 7)


5.            (
930426 - 9)

6. Pat Bolton,   
(930426 - 37)


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(930426 - 38)


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(930426 - 43)

scanned from 8 prints
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BINDA BALL, 1864  (words John Manifold, music John Harpley)
There was never a dance like our Boxing Day ball,
For we found, at the height of the fun,
That the Monks girls were dancing with Gilbert and Hall,
And Christina McKinnon with Dunn.

The bushranger’s gold in their candlelight flowed,
And we joined in their generous caprice;
But storekeeper Morris ran off down the road
To Bathurst, to warn the police.

'Bad scran to the blackguard!' cried Margaret Monks,
'There’s time for just one event more
It’s a matter of teaching good manners to skunks
Come on, and we’ll burn down his store!'

When the traps and the traitor rode up with the dawn
The store had been burnt to the ground,
The dancing was over, the curtains were drawn,
And the bushrangers couldn’t be found.

They arrested Christina and Ellen and Peg,
But we heard the girls pluckily call,
'It’s cheap at the price to have shaken a leg
With John Gilbert, Jack Dunn and Ben Hall!'



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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Bob Bolton Collection - visit to Lachlan Vintage Village, Forbes, 16-18 September 1978





 






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2.  Alex Bishop?, Chris Kempster, George Bolliger


3.  Chris Kempster, George Bolliger


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7. Rum Culls


8.  Sydney or Canberra morris side


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11.  Chris Kempster, Keith Snell (seated), bones player


12. Employee of village? - bones player wearing Lachlan Vintage Village logo


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17.  Keith Snell, 


18.  Barry Collerson


19.  Barry Collerson


20. Barry Collerson



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22.  Chris Kempster


23.  John Poleson


24. Chis Kempster


25.  Chris Kempster










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