Walcha History: Band stands and delivers for Premier

By Bob Walsh
Updated February 27 2019 - 3:59am, first published 3:00am
Players: The Walcha Oddfellows Band c.1890 – Percy Bath is standing second from the left, all other bandsmen unidentified.

The Armidale Express of November 11, 1889, included a report on the band’s formation: “The Oddfellows of Walcha, at a meeting a short time ago, passed a resolution to form a brass band in connection with their lodge. Mr. S.W. Farrell, being in Sydney a few days ago, purchased the instruments, of which there are 10, also a drum.

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