Friday, 11 August 2017

Archival photographs: The P-series of photos from the early days





The P-series were mounted on card & given captions by Bob Bolton at an unknown date. 


The series is not complete, P19 missing (at the moment!)

Thanks to early members Ann & Frank Maher, Jamie & Ronda Carlin, Barbara & George Gibbons, Dale Dengate & Chris Woodland for identification of events & people in the photos.


P001

caption - Sept 1955 - The Bushwhackers at Henry Lawson Statue, Sydney Domain,
Alan Scott (whistle), John Meredith (accordion), Jack Barrie (bush bass),
Ces Grivas (lagerphone), Alex Hood (bones), Chris Kempster (guitar), Harry Kay (harmonica)

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P002

caption - Dame Mary Gilmore - Chris Kempster (guitar), Alan Scott, John Meredith (accordion), Cec Grivas,
16th August, 1955

event -
Dame Mary's 90th Birthday


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P003

Shearers band, 1958  - left to right - Jack Barrie,
Peter Francis, Alan Scott, Brian Loughlin, Jamie Carlin, John Meredith

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P004


Concert Party at Gulgong, 1959 - left to right, Duke Tritton, Lorna Lovell (lagerphone), Peter Francis (spoons), Jack Barrie (bush bass), Gay Scott (bones), John Meredith (accordion), Jamie Carlin (concertina)



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P005 to P008
caption -
Lake Canobolas 1960, Banjo Paterson Festival,   

Frank Maher, Sam Ramsey & Jan Jones joined Concert Party for the first time at the Festival. As Jan had just broken her arm she was unable to play her bones.  (source Frank Maher)


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P005

Concert Party at Orange at Lake Canobolas Regatta, Banjo Paterson Festival - Jamie Carlin (concertina), Sam Ramsey (face above Jamie's concertina), Jan Jones, Frank Maher, Gay Scott (bones), Alan Scott (whistle), Jack Barrie (lagerphone) 1960

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P006
Concert Party at Orange at Lake Canobolas Regatta, Banjo Paterson Festival -Jack Barrie (lagerphone), Sam Ramsey (guitar) almost obscured by Jamie Carlin (concertina), Jan James, Frank Maher, Gay Scott, Alan Scott (whistle)


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P007


Concert Party at Orange at Lake Canobolas Regatta, Banjo Paterson Festival -Jamie Carlin, Sam Ramsey behind Jan James, Frank Maher, Gay Scott, Alan Scott, Jack Barrie

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P008


Concert Party at Orange at Lake Canobolas Regatta, Banjo Paterson Festival -Jamie Carlin (concertina), Sam Ramsey (guitar), Gay Scott, Jack Barrie, Alan Scott (whistle)


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P009


Concert Party - same picture as P005


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P010


Concert Party  caption - Mayne St Gulgong  Back to Gulgong Weekend  Australia Day weekend 1959 (o/s  Centennial Hotel?)




This photo appears to have been taken outside the former Commercial Hotel not the Centennial Hotel


Commercial Hotel & former Commercial Hotel
Attribution: Conollyb at English Wikipedia


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P011





 

Concert Party - Back to Gulgong Weekend  Australia Day weekend 1959
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P012

unknown performers, unknown event

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P013 to P015




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P013

Charlie Bennett



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P014


Charlie Bennett


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Charlie Bennett & Alan Scott


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P016 to P18
Concert Party, 1959

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P016
Concert Party, 1959 - Peter Francis (bush bass), Jamie Carlin (concertina), Gay Scott (bones), Lorna Lovell (lagerphone), John Meredith (accordion), Alan Scott (whistle)

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P017
Concert Party, 1959 - Peter Francis (bush bass), Jamie Carlin (concertina), Gay Scott (bones), Lorna Lovell (lagerphone), John Meredith (accordion), Alan Scott (whistle)



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P018

Concert Party, 1959 - Peter Francis (bush bass), Jamie Carlin (concertina), Gay Scott (bones), Lorna Lovell (lagerphone), Alan Scott (whistle), John Meredith (accordion)
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P020 to P023  


Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary
caption
- "Currawong" 8 hour weekend, October 1964

email from Ann Maher


Alan and Gay were there. Gay was not too happy.  She needed to spend all her time with the baby and missed out on all the activities. Arthur Dearn and Marilyn Sommerville were there also. It was a very happy weekend in a beautiful place. The ferry-only access from Palm Beach really gave it character. I understand you could also come in those days by a difficult bushwalk. Brian took us for a bushwalk, I remember and we identified Aboriginal carvings  along the track. He was multi talented. The access may be different nowadays,
everything changes.





Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary -
Frank Pitt & Alf Cameron from Victorian Bush Music Club were guests because it was BMC's 10th Anniversary.




Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary Brian & Pam Loughlin with son John between them,
 Gay Scott is behind Rex Whalan with Bill in the stroller


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P020

Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary - Currawong weekend, Oct 1964

unidentified woman & man at table,
back, Janet Wakefield, Marietta Stratton, Pam, John & Brian Loughlin, unidentified woman seated on grass

front - unidentified man on bench, unidentified man on grass, Alf Cameron (VBMC), Frank Pitt (VBMC), Marilyn Summerfield?, Arthur Dearn, Jamie Carlin
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P021
Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary - Currawong weekend, Oct 1964,

back - Janet Wakefield, Mariette Stratton, Pam, John & Brian Loughlin, Bill Scott in stroller, Gay Scott,

centre - 2 unidentified women
front - Frank Pitt (VBMC), Marilyn Summerville?, Arthur Dearn, Jamie Carlin, Rex Whalan, unidentified woman
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P022


Bush Music Club's 10th Anniversary -
Frank Maher,
Currawong weekend, Oct 1964
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P023

caption - Left to Right  Frank Maher, Sam Ramsey, Alan Scott, Jamie Carlin August 1963

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P024

caption - (Dr) Don Francois, unidentified woman, Jamie Carlin



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P025


Arthur Dern (ex QuizKid) & Marilyn Summerville, later Dern

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P026



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P027


caption - Jamie Carlin, Herb Gimbert

(B&W photos - BMC Archives, colour photo - Wikipedia)


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