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Thread #157506 Message #4169892
Posted By: Bruce from Bathurst
14-Apr-23 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: 2023 Obit: Bob Bolton
Subject: RE: 2023 Obit: Bob Bolton
Very sad to hear this news. Bob was a unique repository of knowledge when it came to Australian folk music as well as a myriad other esoteric stuff for so many years. I reckon he was a special kind of bloke. Regular Aussie Mudcatters "of old" would remember if there was a question on a topic about which Bob had knowledge, he was always happy to contribute ... with appropriate references, of course!
Bob's astounding collection of photographs provides a visual history of the Australian folk scene, with a strong emphasis on the revival of traditional Australian bush music. I know these photos are now being curated / digitised / collated / annotated slowly and carefully, and they will eventually become the important resource they deserve to be, hopefully in the National Library of Australia.
I'm sure Sandra in Sydney will be able to tell us more about Bob's long association with the (Sydney) Bush Music Club and his achievements as a musician and musical historian.
My condolences go to Pat, family and friends.