BELLINGER RIVER LINKS
Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1853 – 1872), Saturday 3 January 1891
1891 ‘Notes and Sketches on the Bellinger River, N.S.W.’,Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1853 – 1872) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63611959
Good Morning to you all. Now that I have been home almost a week, some of the semblances of comfort have resumed their usual positions in my life. The man I live with has gone to work. The daughter and the Cheery Redhead are to go to Singing in Bellingen and I have time to sit at the eBENCH quite early in the day and return to Yaaning rather than problem solving or quick posts. Today, Pearl from ABC POOL in Bellingen is coming to visit. She has baked a cake for me. We are going to talk about my memories of the BELLINGER RIVER. At the end of this month, the Inaugral BELLINGER RIVER FESTIVAL is to be held and people are gathering tales and pictures and whatever else they can.
Pearl rang me the other day to see whether I would like to talk with her and having said YES, I have come to the conclusion that I know very little about the River especially further up in the Bellingen area. I do a lot of scrounging through the old newspapers and a lot of googling and I have listened to many people over the years, but I don’t actually know a lot, myself.
Well, that’s how it seems to me right now. I do, however, know that History is often wiser when gathered in small pieces from various sources.
What is happening on the Bellinger River today will become part of its history tomorrow. Now, that’s a comforting thought.
REGATTAS, CARNIVAL ETC ON THE BELLINGER.
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 6 January 1911||The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Monday 30 January 1922,|
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Monday 18 February 1929,
I wonder where the Carnival was held.
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 29 December 1926
"The Old GP" possessed all the country music credentials. A bushland raising, strong physique, excellent voice and yodel, and a love for the bush. Gordon Parsons was born 1926 and raised in rugged hill country near Bellingen NSW. Following success on Australia’s Amateur Hour, Gordon recorded for EMI in 1946, the session including the classics Back To Those Rolling Plains and Where The Bellinger River Flows. He toured with a succession of circus and variety shows, and in the 1980s recorded for Selection Records. He is best known for writing the Slim Dusty hit A Pub With No Beer. Gordon Parsons "The Yodelling Bushman"-died in 1990.
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