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Vale Maureen Castles

Maureen was a keen participant in Monaro Folk Society activities and joined us at many bush dancers get-togethers, and our trips to Norfolk Island and along the Murray River.
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Beachmere, September 2019

Beachmere, lunch at Sandgate, Woorim surf beach thunderstorm evacuation, a plover and three chicks, the Wiggles, and Warwick. Queensland September/October 2019.
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Gold Coast, September 2019

Mt Tamborine, Curtis Falls Walk, Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Queensland September 2019.
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NSW Coast, September 2019

Green Cathedral at Tiona overlooking Wallis Lake near Forster. The post serves as the pulpit for ceremonies in a lovely setting reached by a long and winding walk through tall palms. Nearby Blueys Beach.& Boomerang Beach. South West Rocks and Trial Bay Gaol. Smokey Cape, Woolgoolga and a famous curry seller as seen on ABC Backroads.
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Sydney, September 2019

A trip on a Manly ferry and then a walk to Shelly Beach in Sydney. 5 September 2019.
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Singapore, May 2019

A brief stopover in Singapore on the way home.
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Greenwich, May 2019

Up the Thames to Greenwich. OXO Tower with windows that "coincidentally" spell OXO, because Skyline advertising was banned along Southbank in 1928. Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, Traitor's Gate from the Thames. Greenwich Park, Greenwich Observatory, National Maritime Museum. Stanly the Big Dog (Stanley.XtraSpecial on Facebook). Tower Bridge opening to let a yacht through. All on a dull day after two days of glorious sunshine.
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London, May 2019

Walks from Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel. Westminster Bridge, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament under repair, lots of London cabs, Anti-Brexit demo, Royal Horse Guards, St James Park, a St Bernard, a flower show at Covent Garden, Australia House, Chinatown, West End, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Waterloo. Temple, Whitehall, and Florence Nightingale Museum.
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Southampton to London, May 2019

"England in a Day" tour from Southampton to London. Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.
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Explorer of the Seas, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas Farewell Shows. Stage and Ice Skating shows.
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Oviedo, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Oviedo Spain
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Gibraltar, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Gibraltar
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Cartagena, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Cartagena Spain.
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Valencia, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Valencia Spain.
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Barcelona, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Barcelona Spain. City tour, Sagrada Família, aerial gymnasts on board.
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Malta, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Malta.
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Piraeus, Greece, May 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Piraeus, Greece. Churches, Markets (warning: 1 butcher photo), Roman ruins.
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Suez Canal, April 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Through the Gulf of Aden ("Here Be Pirates") and the Red Sea into the Suez Canal, and out into the Mediterranean Sea. Bitter Lake "Passing Lane" halfway along. Al Salam Bridge linking the continents of Africa and Asia.
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Dubai, April 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On-board entertainment, golden horses, RVs on the beach, Queen Elizabeth 2, Burj Calipha (tallest building), Dubai Beach,
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Mumbai, India, April 2019.

Explorer of the Seas - Mumbai, India. Bus tour, clothing markets, cricket, beach, Gateway to India, stone-wash laundry.
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Cochin, India, April 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Cochin, India. Chinese fishing nets, St Francis Church with fans moved by Fan Wallahs, markets and emporium, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Dutch Palace.
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Malaysia, April 2019

Explorer of the Seas - Penang, Malaysia and TeddyVille Museum.
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Singapore, April 2019

Singapore. Jasmine tea including Jasmine flower, Cendol, Chinatown, Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay, Flower Dome including Australian Garden, Cloud Forest,
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Photos from "Explorer of the Seas" cruise to England:



Valencia to Gibraltar
Valencia Spain, Cartegana Spain, and Gibraltar

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Swanning South: Healesville-Beechworth

Sundowners Swanning South March 2019. Healesville and Beechworth including Barbara's Big Birthday Bash at the Beechworth Brewery.
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Swanning South: Phillip Island

Sundowners Swanning South February-March 2019. Phillip Island penguins, koalas, Churchill Island, dancing, the Nobbies, and pelican feeding.
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Swanning South - some videos:

Merimbula Sundowners Swanning South at Merimbula, February 2019. Circassian Circle Part 1, Frangipani Waltz, Arkansas Traveller, What the Heck?, The Drover's Dream with Jim, and a lovely German song from Jim and Ingrid.

Phillip Island(1) Sundowners Swanning South at Phillip Island 1 March 2019. Circle Waltz, Armstrong's Waltz, Gypsy Tap, Levi Jackson Rag and Progressive Barn Dance.

Phillip Island(2) Sundowners Swanning South at Phillip Island 3 March 2019. Frangipani Waltz to the tune Margaret's Waltz, Circassian Circle Part 1 to the Tarantella, and Levi Jackson Rag.

Beechworth Sundowners Swanning South at Beechworth 7 March 2019. Circle Waltz, Waterfall Waltz, Tivoli Galop Quadrille.

Music by Bob Hodgson and Stuart Simms, and a guest guitarist.

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Swanning South: Canberra-Traralgon

Sundowners Swanning South February 2019. Aranda Briefing, Merimbula, Boydtown, Mallacoota, Lakes Entrance, Walhalla, Traralgon.
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South Pacific Cruise

Cruise with the "out-laws", from Sydney to Noumea New Caledonia, Mystery Island Vanuatu, and Isle of Pines New Caledonia. 24 January to 1 February 2019.
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Parkes Elvis Festival

Caravan rally to the Parkes Elvis Festival 10-14 January 2019. The arrival of the Elvis Express, the street parade, and the Saturday Night Special concert in the park.
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MFS First Dance for 2019

Monaro Folk Society's New Years Eve dance at the Yarralumla Woolshed. Virginia Reel, first dance after midnight celebration. 1 January 2019.
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And a 4 minute video. Great to see so many still there for the final dances of the evening.











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Vale Daryl Powell

Daryl was a stalwart of the Monaro Folk Society and a founder of the Bush Dancers display group. We hope these photos bring back memories for you as they do for us.
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Blackheath & the Blue Mountains May 2018

Blackheath, Scenic World Katoomba, Hydro Majestic, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls. A Tea Dance at Blackheath, a flash mob dance at Scenic World, and a dance in the bush at Megalong Valley. The grand finale of the 2018 Moree Meander.
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Photos from Judy Gorman:
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Videos:

Blackheath Tea Dance - Circassian Circle Part 2 (1 minute)

Flash Mob at Scenic World. Video from Rodger Poole. (30 seconds)

Posties Jig at Megalong (56 seconds)
Palma Waltz to the tune 'Canberra Waltz' at Megalong (1 minute)
Pride of Erin and Palma Waltz at Megalong. Video from Rodger Poole. (3 minutes)
Waterfall Waltz at Megalong. Video from Judy Gorman. (27 seconds)
Pride of Erin and other dances at Megalong. Video from Judy Gorman. (45 seconds)

With Stuart Simms on keyboard and Bob Hodgson on harmonica.
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Coonabarabran and Mudgee May 2018

A royal wedding at the Coonabarabran Imperial Hotel, walking in the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, and Mudgee town and wine and cheese tasting.
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Photos of the royal wedding from Anne Mathas:
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Moree & Lightning Ridge May 2018

Narrabri, Moree Hot Springs, pecan farm, cotton picking, Lightning Ridge.
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And a Video:
Cotton gin in operation (14 seconds)

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Meandering to Moree - Wellington Caves May 2018

A pre-trip get together, Wellington Caves hamburger night, caves tours including Australian megafauna fossils and reproductions, Japanese gardens, and an evening dance in the camp kitchen.
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And a 50 second video taken by Barbara Phillips
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Simon and Clarissa

Simon and Clarissa's wedding at Stage '88 on Sunday 6 May 2018
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New Years Eve

Monaro Folk Society New Year's Eve dance at the Yarralumla Woolshed 31 December 2017
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And some Videos:

The Sausage Machine (2 min)

Virginia Reel (3 min) taken by M. Phillips

Margaret's Waltz (2 min) taken by M. Phillips

Digger's Jig (43 sec) a good crowd keen for more, well after midnight

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Watersports Picnic by the Lake

Bush dancers watersports picnic by the lake, Yarralumla Bay, Friday 29 December 2017
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Cup Day Lunch

Cup Day Lunch on Tuesday 7 November 2017. With caravanning and dancing friends.
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Moree Meander

Please click for 118 pics: Meandering to Moree in May 2017

Photos from Allen B:
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Photos from Roni & Adrian G:
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Photos from Judy G's camera card:
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Photos from Bob H:
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Photos from Tom H:
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Photos from Carmela M's camera card:
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And some Videos: Parkes Maxina 90 seconds video by Wendy B and Judy G.
Moree Palma Waltz to the music "Canberra Waltz" played by Stuart & Bob and Roni. 90 seconds.
Moree Circle Waltz 2 minute, with join-in by other caravanners.
Dubbo Campfire A snippet of faces around the campfire.
Dubbo Hippo 2 minutes at Dubbo Zoo, a hippopotamus having its teeth cleaned.
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Franklyn B Paverty at University House

Franklyn B Paverty and bush dancers from the Monaro Folk Society at University House on Friday 3 February 2017.
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A 2 minute video

Thanks to Dr Zhi-Ping Feng for the photo and video.

And a 1 minute video from my (Lance's) phone.



For more pics please see our Photos page.