Friday, 9 January 2015

The Ann & Frank Maher collection





Ann & Frank's photos, newspaper clippings and leaflets/programs of events are a valuable resource for information about BMC & related activities from the late 50s onwards.



Their wedding was a BMC affair as almost every member was there. Note the lagerphone guard of honour!




Music was provided by members including John Dengate, Jamie Carlin, Alan Scott & Tony McLachlan.




Australian Folklore Festival 1959 - When the Bushwhackers broke up in 1957 the members decided not the use the name for any other band. Sometime later the name was used for a short time by John Meredith 
(source - http://bushmusicclub.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/the-bushwhackers-some-recollections.html)




W.E.A Weekend School on Australian Folk Music 1962




Pete Seeger's visit in 1963 - none of our members in the picture - Chris Kempster, Frank Maher & Jan Jones were university students! Perhaps the Sydney University Folk Music Society mentioned in the leaflet below accompanied them.




Concert in honour of Pete Seeger's visit






Sam Ramsay & Arthur Dearn, Concert Party, c1964



 
1971 Adelaide Folk Festival  Ken Greenhalgh, Alan Scott, Eric Bolton, unknown woman, Wilma Bolton in stripes.



Ann Maher, John Dengate, Dale Dengate, back view of Ronda Carlin. Given the bare feet possibly another picnic day, may be at Jibbon Beach, Bundeena Royal National Park



Early 70s at BWIU. dancers - unknown couple, Frank & Ann, unknown couple,



Dancing in Noreen Grunseit's back yard, Mona Vale, Noreen in checked slacks


Dancing in Noreen Grunseit's back yard, Mona Vale





Extract from August 1968 newsletter which might refer to the same event.
(BMC archives)


Frank Maher, Sam Ramsay, Alan Scott, Jamie Carlin



  Singabout Night at BWIU same night as photo of Frank and Declan. 
unidentified man, Wilma Bolton, Frank with money tin, Ann wearing shawl.


Frank & Declan Affley - when the pubs closed, the folkies descended on BMC (chance of more songs & music plus an excellent supper). Frank is telling Declan he & his wife Colleen Burke can come straight in as they are performers, but everyone else must pay!



Jamie Carlin & Eric? Bolton + Helen Maher (aged 4 or 5)



Ken Greenhalgh, Jamie Carlin (seated), John Dengate, Frank Maher (bush bass), Wilma  Bolton, unidentified woman, Dave Small, Eric Bolton, Noel Ricketts



The Maher daughters 



Many members busking at Gulgong. John Dengate (guitar), Jamie Carlin (arms crossed), Ronda Carlin holding the lagerphone, Dale Dengate wearing glasses seated on step.



Bill Scott (squatting) visiting from Qld, Frank Maher, Jack Wright, Jamie Carlin, Janet Wakefield, Alex Bowker, Rex Whalan, Barbara Gibbons, Alan Scott, Bill Berry - early 90s? 



Alan Scott & Secretary Janet Wakefield


 

Secretary Janet Wakefield & Jack Wright



Alex Bowker



Alan Scott's funeral, Dec 1995 - 
unknown man, Chris Kempster with Maher grandson David, Maureen Chapman




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