Sunday, 15 February 2015

Festivals in the Good Old Days before ARC built the Big Hall on the old Parade Ground

28th September - 1st October1979  - Silver Jubilee

 3rd - 6th October1980



23rd - 25th October, 1981 with Opera House Concert 18th October

1982 on back of photo

1982 on back of photo

Dancers 23/10/82- Sue Pain, Margaret Conning, WendyO, Julie Prior, Mark Dabbs, Andrew Park, Don Richmond, Martin Fallding, Sally Stevens, Stuart Leslie 
 (caption on back of photo)

21st - 23rd October, 1983

1984          30th Anniversary festival         where are posters?????

18 - 20th October, 1985

10 - 12th October 1986

Koala puppet from a festival (Sandra Nixon photo)

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Found in the Hut - a miscellany of photos removed from the noticeboard in 2007

In one of our periodic clean-ups, we cleared the noticeboard of years of photos - some dated, some captioned, many unmarked.

If you can identify faces & events, please comment below, or contact me directly.

Thanks to Jennie Richards for supplying information on most of these photos.

Further information from Bruce Downes, April 2016 & Malcolm Clapp, September 2016

1.    In the lead up to the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2004 Mike Young spent much of the day defrosting the ice-filled freezer, after eventually opening the door. 
The fridge is still working well & does not use much electricity in spite of it's age.

2.      Good clear caption - but what does it mean & who are they?

3.  Bryden Allen/Allan nearest to camera


5.        Claire Stoneman at back

6.  Kerry

7.  Kerry & others. Jan Boersma facing her & lauhghing

8.  A bearded kangaroo at an unknown location.
The pink Kangaroo suit was given to us by a Japanese Film crew during a post Ball picnic at Lady Macquarie's Chair, they were doing a segment for Japanese TV and we set up the post ball picnic and dance next to them, we ended up being filmed by the them and provide some background music for their segment. They gave us the kangaroo suit after they had finished filming. (Bruce Downes, 2016)


BMC at Australiana Pioneer Village, Wilberforce, 1994

9.      Graeme Evans & Richmond family at left, Pete McMahon & Jim Gambling back row on verandah. Simon Farrugia leaning on post. Accordion player is  Yvonne Taylor (now Yvonne Paris). Squeezebox player is Jim Dangerfield. Sue O'Donoughue in red hat, Bob Bolton at far right

One member needs identifying - concertina player behind Yvonne.
10.    The Richmond family

11.   left to right - Pete McMahon, concertina player in straw hat, Simon Farrigia on whistle, Yvonne Taylor on accordion, Jim Dangerfield on squeezebox, Sue O'Donoughue on concertina


13.    Sue O'Donoughue, child on chair could be one of Sue's daughters


15.  tug of war, Sue O'Donoughue, Pete McMahon, and Herb Lippman in green shirt in the middle

16.  Patrick Hart, unknown child, Alan Foster, Ros Jinks in grey skirt, first name of the bloke in striped shirt is John

17.   23rd National Folk Festival at Malaney, Qld

18.     Cutting the 40th birthday cake - unknown man, Sue O'Donoughue & Ros Jinks

18 - the Club 40th anniversary (10 candles in each corner).
19.  40th Birthday 
Beth Cambridge on front right, behind her Tony Romeo, Wayne Richmond in hat centre front, Janette Thrussell in blue dress, Helen Romeo in white shirt(?), Jim squeezebox from Hunter Valley behind Janette, Cathy Porter playing whistle, could be Greg Wilson between Helen and Cathy

20.   Chris Poleson's dog, Zoe

21.      Concert party at an unknown location Wayne Richmond in yellow and red, Rosemary Forbes-Smith in dark clothes playing squeezebox, could be Christiaan Dolislager standing on right? Margo McGrath on accordion


Bush Music Festivals

22.      Bush Music Festival, dancing at the Greek Hut, 23/10/82 - Sue Pain, Margaret Conning, WendyO, Julie Prior, Mark Dabbs, Andrew Park, Don Richmond, Martin Fallding, Sally Stevens, Stuart  Leslie

 23.      Bush Music Festival - Chris Kempster & Sonia Bennett

24.   Bush Music Festival, 1982

25.  Rough sleepers in the front room of Hut 44 after 1982 Bush Music Festival.


26.     BMC at Chinese New Year celebrations

 27.   Christmas 2000

28.      Helen and Barry (mentioned in photo 1), married couple, can't remember their last name

29.  Ros Jinks

30.    Pauline Cambourne and Don Richmond

 31 & 32.   Circular Quay - Walter who had been playing the saw and leaf for 70 years, mid-late 1990s (Sandra Nixon photo)

We had Walter perform at a concert at the Opera House for one of our Festivals in the 80's. I had to pick him up and take him to the Opera House, he played the Gumleaf and saw. (Bruce Downes, 2016)

33.    man dancing is Bob McInnis, man in middle could be one of the Bolliger twins?

33 The man in the back ground is not one of the Bolliger Twins I remember him but I cannot tell you his name (Stuart ?), but he may have been a member of one of the Bush Bands (the boots are the give away generally only Bush Band members wore that style boot.


Dancing at Darling Harbour

34 to 38 from one of the many Dance Demos we did around 1988 at Darling Harbour during and post 1988 Bi-centennial.

Comment from Phillip Ciclovan, January 2018 -
the man in the green shirt with a red neckerchief and his partner in the dark red dress with a sunhat hanging on her back are Neil & Kathleen Ciclovan (nee Brogan) - my parents

34.   Beth Cambridge in white blouse

35-38, 4 couples - Helen & Barry (surnames unknown), Colin & Alison Coles, Don & Wendy Richmond,
Neil & Kathleen Ciclovan (nee Brogan)
35.    Helen and Barry under the arch formed by Neil & Kathleen Ciclovan (nee Brogan), Wendy and Don Richmond on left, Alison and Colin Coles on right.

36.  Alison and Colin Coles on right, Wendy and Don Richmond on left, Helen in light pink, white hair, back to camera

37.   Don & Wendy Richmond at left, Neil & Kathleen Ciclovan (nee Brogan) in centre, Alison and Colin Coles at right, Helen with her back to camera

38.   anticlockwise from left Neil & Kathleen Ciclovan (nee Brogan), Colin & Alison Coles, Helen & Barry, Don & Wendy Richmond

Heritage Balls 

39.   Tony Romeo on drum kit, Kingsley Forbes-Smith and Sue O'Donoughue in middle of front row, Bob Bolton behind them. Margo McGrath again, in blue/green dress with lace collar, made by her now sister in law Mary (Brogan) McGrath for Margo's 21st birthday gift

39, 40 & 41 is one of our Subscription Balls held at Chatswood Town Hall - I forget the year, but there are more photos of this ball in my collection. (Bruce Downes, 2016)

Subscription Balls were held at Chatswood in 1980
with The Reedy River Bushmen and Ryebuck Bush Band & in 1987 with Aussie Too and Big City 

40.   not Heritage Ensemble, tho the music stands are covered with yellow banners made by Jennie Richards for the Heritage Ensemble.


42.    Heritage Ball, Parramatta


43 is a Heritage Week Ball we ran for the National Trust, in Sydney Town Hall. (Bruce Downes, 2016)




 47.   Friday Night Workshop, 1988 third from left Jennifer Richards, Janette Thrussell on whistle, Dick Thrussell on lagerphone behind her, Simon Farrugia on whistle, Bob Bolton (back row) harmonica, singer Margaret (surname not known), Pete McMahon guitar

48.    Mike Waters

49.   Dave Johnson, James Johnson, Sue O'Donoughue

50.   Dave Johnson, James Johnson, Sue O'Donoughue musicians, dancers Don Richmond dancing with Sharyn Mattern, Anthony Simon on left, Michelle and George Bolliger on right

51.    l to r, Don Richmond, Lisa Simon, Sharyn Mattern, Anthony Simon, George Bolliger, unknown, Michelle Bolliger

52.   James Johnson, Sue O'Donoughue

 53.   Ryebuck Bush Band


55.   Lisa & Anthony Simon    (outside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital??)

 56 - 59.   T-shirt production line - Pete McMahon, Bob Bolton, John Daly


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