Friday, 24 July 2015

Wake for John Meredith, AM (1920 - 2001) - 24th March 2001

Photographs from the collections of Bob Bolton and Chris & Virginia Woodland taken at the wake held on 24th March 2001 for John Meredith, AM, founding member and Life Member of the Bush Music Club.

On 16 February we lost probably the most important collector of Australian folk lore, and an important member of our Club. This article John Meredith, The Bush Music Club & The Australian Folk Song Revival (1950’s)  covers some of John's contributions to the collecting and preservation of our national culture. We hope it will help underline John's importance to this Club and all who care about our heritage. Mulga Wire, no. 144, April 2001.

Obit by Keith McKenry which originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. 

Merro's canvas Director's chair

Chris Kempster, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie & Harry Kay, recorded by Rob Willis (Bob Bolton)

back row - Rob Willis, Mark Cranfield, unknown woman, Kevin Bradley, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Annette Hood, Chris Kempster, Ken Greenhalgh, woman in sunglasses 
front - Virginia Woodland, Jacqui Bradley, Sharon Frost, Alison Jones, Chris Kempster, Sharon Frost, Bob Campbell, Shelly Grant, Reg Murray, John Harpley, Pat Murray, Maree Harpley, unknown, Keith McKenry behind speaker Gay Scott  (Bob Bolton)


Sepia photos from the Chris & Virginia  Woodland collection
Alex Hood
Alison Jones & Chris Kempster
Bill Scott
Bill, Gay & Ashley Scott

Chris Kempster
Chris Woodland - Keith McKenry behind him. Edgar Waters in middle at front of audience, in light coloured clothing, Jenny McKenry and Bob Campbell to right of Edgar.

Chris Woodland
back - Eva Gaddes, Richard Evans,
front - Chris Woodland, Suzie Bunyan & her husband 'H"  
Dr Edgar Waters

Frank Maher & Jack Barrie

Gay Scott

Harry Kay

unidentified, Chris Kempster, Ken Greenhaulgh, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Alex Hood
Jamie Carlin
Keith McKenry

Kevin Bradley, Reg Murray, Harry Kay, Rob Willis, Olya Willis

Mark Cranfield, Gay Scott, Edgar Waters

Merros's niece Suzie Bunyan

The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Harry Kay, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie

Rob Willis leads the session
seated - Alison Jones, Harry Kay, Bob Campbell, Sharon Frost, Rob, Scot Carlin, Jacqui Bradley, Kevin Bradley

The Bushwhackers - Chris Kempster, Alex Hood, Jack Barrie, Harry Kay

 Virginia Woodland, Shelley Grant

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