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History of Strathnairn Homestead Gallery – any takers?

By Flipper - 26 January 2011 6

Does anyone out there have any stories about the Strathnairn Homestead(90 Stockdill Drive, Holt)  in any of its previous incarnations?  I’m writing a history about the homestead (fascinating already, let me tell you!) and would love any contributions.  I’m mostly interested in anecdotes and people’s memories from times when it was Blue Folk or when the Baird family were still connected with it.  I’d also love some stories from the First Australians along that part of the Molonglo.

Post any comments here and we’ll work out how to get in contact.

Thanks!!

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6 Responses to
History of Strathnairn Homestead Gallery – any takers?
arthwollipot 7:28 pm 31 Jan 11

Flipper said :

Thanks for arthwollipot for your comments. Are you happy to sit over a glass of something refreshing or a cup of coffee and chat? I’ll try and work out some way to communicate with you if you’re happy?

I don’t actually have a lot of clear memories of the time, to be frank.

peterh 11:34 am 30 Jan 11

Gerry-Built said :

I did some set design and construction with phoenix Players 10+ years ago. They used the old woolshed and a couple of shipping containers out there to store their costunea, sets and props.

I also did school holiday program out there with BlueFolk when in Primary School (late 70’s and early 80’s). I recall one program being pirate themed and another involving gypsies…

I remember that there was a wooden ship play area at blue folk, not the type you get these days, and that the craft activities were great – lots of old memories from those days, before I was shipped off to the YMCA uriarra, by my parents. I remember the mornings when there was fog, the ship was great to play on, we could imagine we were at sea….

Gerry-Built 7:37 pm 27 Jan 11

*costumes

Gerry-Built 7:35 pm 27 Jan 11

I did some set design and construction with phoenix Players 10+ years ago. They used the old woolshed and a couple of shipping containers out there to store their costunea, sets and props.

I also did school holiday program out there with BlueFolk when in Primary School (late 70’s and early 80’s). I recall one program being pirate themed and another involving gypsies…

Flipper 6:47 pm 27 Jan 11

I did BlueFolk for a couple of years when I was a kid – this must have been the late 70s or very early 80s, from memory. I thought it was pretty cool at the time.

Thanks for arthwollipot for your comments. Are you happy to sit over a glass of something refreshing or a cup of coffee and chat? I’ll try and work out some way to communicate with you if you’re happy?

arthwollipot 10:14 pm 26 Jan 11

I did BlueFolk for a couple of years when I was a kid – this must have been the late 70s or very early 80s, from memory. I thought it was pretty cool at the time. Many years later I discovered that the guy running the classes was… er, not the kind of guy I’d leave my kids with, let’s put it that way.

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