Category: Oral History Unit


Winter Magic – John Ellison Interview by Nigel Glassey, 8th July, 2021. John Ellison conceived and drove the inaugural Katoomba Winter Magic Festival. 1994. Additional input at the end by Lyn Harrison https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJAl49D2yadZwmawg_JRikDIFzVpfbtK/view?usp=sharing John Ellison as the Wizard of Winter Read more…


Warren Ross Interview 3rd April 2021 Conducted by Nigel Glassey. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HPRsAsr3szp8RPt21uQtsF78KqQmyTdB/view?usp=sharing Warren Ross was president of the Winter Magic festival for seven years and was one of the originators of the festival. Carrington Lawn Winter Magic Street `Parade. Midwinter Mummers. Read more…


Interviewee : Ron Wheeler Context / Auspice: BMHS​Digital copy of original tape recording; Time from Recording Commencement ( mins. ) Subject or Topic discussed 0.00 Ice Works 0.30 Location of ice-works – Cascade St. Katoomba 1.00 Nepean Milk & Ice operated / owned Read more…