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Billabong Band Origin

The band is Announced

Quote from "Singabout" 1(1) Summer 1956:

Billabong Band naming
The Billabong Band is announced

The Band Helps Celebrate the City of Malvern's 100th Anniversary

Quote from "The Argus" 24th October 1956:

Billabong in Malvern Celebration
Celebrating Malvern's 100th Anniversary

The Band Appears on ABC TV

The club holds a video copy of a TV programme featuring the Billabong Band, recorded in 1957. We do not yet have permission from the ABC to show this video.

Quote from "ABC Weekly" 9th April 1958:

Billabong Band on TV
Viewers congratulate the ABC

Featured in the Singabout Magazine

Cover of "Singabout" 3(4) 1959 showing members of the band:

Singabout cover
The Billabong Band is featured on Singabout cover

We believe that the guitar player (front right) is Joy Durst. If you can name any other person, please contact the Webmaster.

"Singabout" 3(4) cover picture:

Billabong Band listed
The Billabong Band cover picture

The Band and the Victorian Bush Music Club

"Singabout" 3(4) article in 1959 on development of the band and formation of the Victorian Bush Music Club:

Billabong Band article
The Billabong Band article

The official site of the Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated (Reg No A2511Y) ABN 28 668 156 704

Last modified: November 04 2022 13:44.