Saturday, 13 May 2017

Bush Music Club at the Waratah Spring Festivals, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1969

Waratah Spring Festivals were held in late October to early November between 1956 and 1973. In 1977 the Waratah Festival was replaced by the Sydney Festival/Festival of Sydney.

Drawing by Jamie Carlin of the banner he designed. (Source - Jamie Carlin collection)

1956 & 1957



We have been invited to take part in the City of Sydney Waratah Pageant again this year. We ask you to sort out your ideas now, so that our contribution to the procession will be something to remember. (Newsletter, Vol 3, no. 1, June 1957 - BMC Archives)



Pass for 1958 Waratah Festival. (BMC Archives)



Extract from Concert Party report, Singabout 6(2), 1967, page 7 (BMC Archives)

BMC at 1967 Waratah Festival, cart supplied by Ware's Stables, Leichhardt.
Jamie Carlin standing with lagerphone, Chris Kempster walking with guitar, accordion player Harry Kay seated below driver, at Darlinghurst, cr. of Oxford St & Wentworth Ave,
now Whitlam Square. On the left with Reuben Brasch's department store (Brasch's Corner) with Paris Theatre to the right (Source: Jamie Carlin & Frank Maher) (Photo - BMC archives)



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