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This site page features the media coverage of John Weeks.....

Media Coverage

johnweekstraveller@gmail.com

............ ...... Website Update : 10 JANUARY

 

 

About John Weeks, International Photographer....

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John has been involved in community radio for over 17 years. Apart from producing and presenting Spectrum, he has also presented other radio programs such as various specialist music programs, a current affairs show, and an afternoon drive-time program. John has now finalised his involvement with the Spectrum radio show, as well the Saturday Morning Country Show and Community Outlook. These shows ended for him on 23 March 2013. (But he may return ... )

John has received various acknowledgments of his radio and community work. In 1999, he was presented a 'High Quality Weekly Broadcast' award by 3MDR. In 1997, the Shire of Yarra Ranges awarded him a 'Certificate of Appreciation' in recognition and appreciation of his commitment and dedication to the 1997 Bushfire Community Recovery Project. John's radio and community activities have been covered by local and state newspapers such as The Age, The Ranges Trader, Free Press, Collectormania and others.

John is a strong supporter of the arts & entertainment scene. Through his radio programs and photography he has promoted established and lesser-known musicians, authors, artists and actors. In 1998 he was a committee member of the Dandenong Ranges Folk Alliance, an organisation that features monthly concerts of quality music acts, as well as presents annual 2-day Folk music festivals. In previous years, John had organised and presented one-day Blues and Folk festivals.

John is, predominantly, an active freelance photographer for musicians, organisations and private commissions. His work is featured on various websites, promotional material, CD covers, social justice campaigns.

 

Media Coverage and Acknowledgements....

 

20170126 - Photo by John Weeks provided for the Reconciliation Victoria covering the event covering the event Belgrave Survival Day 2017

See full page by going to http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/news/record-crowds-at-january-26-events.php

See John's photo coverage of the Belgrave Survival Day 2017 HERE

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20160106 - NEW Digital Photography Book by John Weeks

'The Photography of John Weeks - Ordinary Birds - Volume One' , 200 pages, 390 photos

AUD $10.00 only

To purchase this photographic digital Book, simply contact me on johnweekstraveller@gmail.com

Method of Payment is conducted via Pay Pal, a very secure method. An invoice can be promptly sent to you matching your request.

However, I am more than willing to accept cheques or money orders or direct deposit within Australia.

Postal Address : John Weeks, PO Box 642, Belgrave, Australia, 3160

For overseas buyers, Pay Pal is the only method of transaction.

An email will be sent to you with a link to download the digital book once payment has been completed.

Format of 'The Photography of John Weeks - Ordinary Birds - Volume One' is PDF. Size : 29.7 MB

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Birds featured in this digital book are : Australasian Grebe,  Australian Magpie, Australian Magpie-lark, Australian Pelican, Australian Raven,  Black Swan,  Blackbird,  Black-Winged Stilt, Brolga, Cattle Egret,  Common Bronzewing, Common Mynah,  Common Starling,  Crested Pigeon, Crimson Rosella,  Darter,  Dusky Moorhen, Eastern Yellow Robin,  Emu,  Eurasian Coot,  European Goldfinch,  Feral Pigeon,  Flame Robin,  Galah,  Gang-Gang Cockatoo, Golden Whistler,  Great Cormorant,  Great Egret,  Grey Currawong, House Sparrow, Laughing Kookaburra, Little Pied Cormorant,  Long-billed Corella,  Mallard, Maned (Wood) Duck,  Musk Lorikeet, Muscovy duck, New Holland Honeyeater,  Noisy Miner,  Pacific Black Duck,  Pacific Gull,  Pied Currawong,  Pied Heron, Purple Swamphen, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Wattlebird, Scarlet Robin, Silver Gull, Silvereye (eastern race), Spotted Turtle-Dove, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Superb Fairy-wren, Welcome Sparrow, White-Browed Scrubwren, White-Faced Heron, Willie Wagtail,  Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Yellow-Tufted Honeyeater.

“John, you take stunning photos. Always make me smile or say wow.” … Julie K., Australia

"John, love your photos" ... Cathy R., Australia

"You have a gifted eye and an expert shutter finger!" ... Chris T., Australia

"your photos are stunning" ... Sandra M., Australia

"... it inspires me to be a photographer .." ... Caz C., Australia

"you are a true professional and in more way than just the $'s" ... Carol J., Australia

"Superb" ... Alan S., Australia

"You are a very talented photographer John, you capture amazing photos. Thank you for sharing" ... Sarah K., Australia

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20151000 - Photos by John Weeks provided for the Newsletter 'Reach Out For Christ International 2015'

"Dear John, Thank you so much for taking all these photos. God Bless" ... Rose Hamulczyk, Reach Out For Christ International, October 2015

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20150800 - Photo by John Weeks, published in the magazine HillScene

Winter Edition of the The HillScene magazine [Victoria, Australia]

Photo by John Weeks is highlighted in red border below....

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20150729 - Photo by John Weeks, as part of the Bendigo Bank video promotions

Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group have released their new advert which will be on the BIG SCREEN at Cameo Belgrave in the coming weeks

[photo above was sourced from Facebook]

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20150700 - Photo published in the July 2015 edition of IntraVic

The Seventh-Day Adventist Victoria published online and Magazine format, IntraVic, a photo by John Weeks of volunteer worker, Don Stanford.

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20150623 - Photos of Belgrave Lantern Parade 2015

The Mail Ranges Trader published, online and Newspaper format, 3 photos by John Weeks covering the Belgrave Lantern Parade 2015 http://rangestrader.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2015-06-22/parade-lights-up-hills/

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.20150600 - Weekend Notes promotes Belgrave Lantern Parade 2015

.http://www.weekendnotes.com/belgrave-lantern-parade/

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20150608 - Ann Creber's radio show The Good Life

Today John Weeks was a guest on Ann Creber's radio show The Good Life on radio station 3MDR 97.1 FM Live and Streaming worldwide www.3mdr.com. John was talking about his recent experiences in the Philippines and other photography projects..

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.Later, in Ann's online newsletter, Ann Creber Collections - WordPress.com, she states :

John Weeks recently spent 6 weeks in the Philippines travelling with a group of Seventh Day Adventist missionaries, and this gave him the opportunity of meeting and speaking with people the average tourist would never encounter.

He was impressed with the welcome and warmth the locals offered the group and shared a wide range of interesting experiences.  These included a visit to a jail, where the visitors were welcomed by prisoners.  John visited several times and was shocked to be told that if a prisoner could not afford a defence, he or she could be kept there indefinitely. He noted too that most of the prisoners were heavily tattooed, but did not see anybody in the general public with tatts.

He did note how many young people in the cities carried mobile phones, often one in each hand!

He was invited to speak to a group and accepted, expecting to have an audience of perhaps 100.  He was amazed and flattered when about 1000 people arrived and listened attentively throughout his speech!

As a keen photographer, of course he took photos constantly as they travelled and in due course these will appear on his website. We are still enjoying photos taken on his Indian trip, so I'm looking forward to these new additions.

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20150602 - Ranges Trader Mail newspaper

Photo by John Weeks

Story 'Society say on developments' by Victoria Stone-Meadows, Ranges Trader Mail, 02 June 2015

Member for Monbulk James Merlino and former Shadow Planning Minister Brian Tee at Tecoma McDonald's announcing the planned changes in 2014.

Link : http://rangestrader.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2015-06-02/society-say-on-developments/

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20150601 - Letter of Appreciation from Upwey Township Group Inc

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20150411 - The community of Santa Cruz, Philippines viewing the photos of John Weeks

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20150331 - Promotion Photo by John Weeks for Cultural Infusion International Tours

Photo by John Weeks

"This culturally immersive experience offers you the opportunity to deeply engage with Cambodia’s complex political history and developmental challenges, including visits to key temples such as the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple. Also you’ll visit museums such as Landmine museum and Angkor Borei. Participants will experience all that Cambodia’s rich culture has to offer including traditional rural life in Kampot, Cambodian market life and opportunities to plunge yourself in to the delicious Cambodian......" http://culturalinfusion.org.au/international-tours/

John Weeks thanks Cultural Infusion for using his image (as above) for this international tour promotion.

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20141020 - Photographic Award - 2014 Bendigo Bank Calendar Photography Competition

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20140803 - 20140914 - Exhibition : 'Grassroots Democracy: An Exploration Into The Battle For Tecoma'

John Week's photography, along with two other photographers, was displayed at the Exhibition titled 'Grassroots Democracy - An Exploration Into The Battle of Tecoma'. The venue was the Museum of Australian Democracy (M.A.D.E.) in the town of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia...

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You can see John's photographic coverage of the exhibition by clicking HERE

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20140700 - Photos published in the Yarra Valley & Ranges Country Life

Country Life Publishing published two photos [highlighted in red border below] by John Weeks for the article 'Lanterns Light Up Belgrave', featured in their glossy magazine Yarra Valley & Ranges Country Life magazine, Winter edition 2014.

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20140700 - Bendigo Bank Newsletter July 2014Bendigo Bank publishes photo (the masthead) by John Weeks for its July 2014 Newsletter.

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20140400 - Victorian Skateboarding Association

The Victorian Skateboarding Association, via their website http://www.skateboardingvictoria.org.au/slalom-longboard , is promoting skateboarding photos of John Weeks ...

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More photos HERE

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20140331 - Certificate of Thanks - Upwey Billy Cart Races 2014

To see the photos of the Upwey Billy Cart Races 2014, click HERE

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20140323 - Photo of 'No McDonald's In Tecoma' published online by Right Now

http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/burgeroff_bn_1395565284193.html

About Right Now I/O :

http://www.rightnow.io/about.html
Right Now I/O
Worldwide Breaking News
Right Now I/O is experimental, fully automated* breaking news site based on images from Twitter created by Petr Spelda, petr@rightnow.io, @rightnowio, @rightnowio_feed, Facebook
*with occasional human intervention, of course

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20131200 - No McDonald's In Tecoma 2014 Calendar

John Week's photos are featured in the 'No McDonald's In Tecoma 2014 Calendar'.

John's photos are framed in red ...

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20130801 - FatSpace Exhibition

FatSpace in Tecoma (Victoria, Australia) is an artist's run space in Tecoma tackling contentious, confronting, current and controversial community issues.

McDonald's wants to build a 24 hour drive thru next door!

Exhibition : High Resvolution

Foreword to the above booklet : Wikipedia that bastion of truth, devotes over half of its entry for Tecoma to the McDonalds controversy. History can explain the present and capturing that present makes for a better future. While Tecoma remains immersed in its David and Goliath struggle with multinational McDonalds, photographers Glenn Stephenson and John Weeks have cptured our present with prescience and sensitivity.

High Resvolution, the exhibition presents but a fraction of their works, but what is there cuts through to the personal, the idiosyncratic account.

Their images reveal who we are and how we relate to the world now. But is there anything in our past that hinted at why small town Tecoma of all small towns would become the David in the struggle with the corporate giant McDonalds? We have selected a tiny portion of Charles Hammond's collection from the State Library of Victoria to provide some hint of how we might have got here. There is something of the cultivated larrikan in Charlie Hammond. The moving record of his life with 'sweetheart' Gussie, his delightful illustrations of early Tecoma, garden birds and long-gone tea parties reverberate still.

Even his concrete garden creatures provide an echo for the Tecoma gnomes. We thank all our contributors. Glenn Stephenson, John Weeks, all the other photographers, Charles Hammond Collection from the State Library of Victoria.

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A Thank You, as stated in the booklet :

Thank you Glenn Stephenson, John Weeks and all the other contributors for the photography, to the Tecoma 8 for their bravery and to all the community who have given their time, their money and their love in a hundred creative ways to protect the Dandenong Ranges from corporate domination

Any comments, please contact me via info@spectrumfmradio.org .

... John Weeks

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20130718 - The Guardian newspaper, UK

The Guardian newspaper in the UK published photos by John Weeks

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/18/tecoma-mcdonalds-battle

John's photos are framed in red ...

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20130625 - Eastern Regional Libraries

Eastern Regional Libraries, Victoria, Australia stated on their Facebook website :

What a way to celebrate the Winter Soltice! Here's just a taste of some of the magic created at the annual Belgrave Lantern Parade. Belgrave Library was also a welcome escape from the chilly night and a storytelling session was enjoyed by many. Images courtesy of talented local photographer John Weeks. You can view more of his work here: www.spectrumfmradio.org/belgravelanternparade3.html — Belgrave Lantern Parade 2013 (6 photos)

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20130300 - Bendigo Bank Uses Photo by John Weeks for the masthead of their newsletter

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20130228 - John Weeks : Upwey Community Billy Cart Races - Certificate of Achievement

To view photos of the Upwey Billy Cart Races click HERE .... John Weeks

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2013021 - John Weeks Photos of the Wedding of Jamshed & Corrie

Feedback :
“Jam and I are so happy with the photos you took for us. Lots of great candid shots and you did it in a way that wasn’t imposing. I prefer them over most other wedding photos I have seen. Thank you very much! We know it took a lot of your time and effort, and we really do appreciate it, love,”…. Corrie & Jam

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20130212 - John Weeks : Feedback from Concerned Australians

Hi John

Re your photos http://www.spectrumfmradio.org/belgravesurvivalday.html

You captured the heart of it and beautiful. Thank you John.

Georgina Gartland

'concerned Australians'

www.concernedaustralians.com.au

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20130200 - Photos of John Weeks featured on masthead of the Belgrave Buskers Festival website

http://buskersfestival.belgrave.vic.au/

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20121109 - John Weeks : Photos published by mainstream Media across Australia

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/mcdonalds-protester-removed-by-police-20121109-292e6.html

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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mcdonalds-protester-removed-by-police-20121109-292e6.html

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http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/story/887970/tecoma-mcdonalds-protesters-spitting-chips-after-forced-off-site-by-police/?cs=1217

 

http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/story/887970/tecoma-mcdonalds-protesters-spitting-chips-after-forced-off-site-by-police/?cs=1217

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http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/story/948796/tecoma-mcdonalds-stand-off-ends/

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20121004 - John Weeks : Exposing Hunger: Capturing Solutions

[ Photos by John Weeks .... http://photocomp.actionaid.org.au/gallery/story.php?storyID=87#ad-image-0 ]

Dear John

Thank you for your submission to the Exposing Hunger: Capturing Solutions photo competition.

Your photo story has contributed to online photo gallery that has grown to be a wonderful educational portal, exploring the multiple dimensions of food insecurity.

The competition website to date has generated over 6,000 page views and over 1000 people participated in the voting.

We were truly overwhelmed with the calibre and volume of applications we received. Whilst you were not shortlisted, we believe that your photo story brought a unique and important perspective to this issue of food security and you have helped raise awareness amongst the Australian community.

We hope you continue to follow us as we explore ways of communicating our work with the Australian public through new digital mediums.

We have recently returned from Kenya where competition winner Lani Holmberg documented our programs. The exhibition will be officially launched on the 16th October to mark World Food Day and we hope that you will join us for this event.

We will shortly forward you an official invitation and hope that you will join us for this special event.

Kind regards,

Mishka Martin
Community Engagement Coordinator

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.

www.actionaid.org.au

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20121003 - John Weeks : Photo Acceptance to the 2012 Bendigo Bank Calendar

"Hi John

Congratulations!

One of your photo entries has been chosen to be included in our 2013 Calendar.

As with past years, we propose to print the calendar prior to presenting the prizes – so we are currently in the processing of getting the artwork compiled in preparation for printing. This will take a number of weeks and we envisage that it will be ready by late November. As soon as we know when the calendars will be ready I will contact you to invite you to the Calendar Launch. This is a short presentation ceremony held at our Business Centre in Upwey.

Congratulations once again and thank you for entering our competition.

Regards

Melisa Hepworth
Executive Officer
Dandenong Ranges Community Bank® Group
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20120900 - Movie 'Model Behaviour'

John Weeks appeared in the movie 'Model Behaviour' directed by Nathan Hill

Movie Links :

Here is the facebook page with most info about the movie, taglines, synopsis etc. http://www.facebook.com/ModelBehaviorFeatureFilm

Also there is a website www.modelbehaviourthemovie.com [under construction ]

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20120606 - 'Rising To The Challenge' - Free Press Leader

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20090914 - 2009 Bendigo Bank Calendar Photo Competition

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20081200 - Letter of Thanks - Outlook Community

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20080418 - Certificate of Participation - Lions & PAVE Photographic Exhibition 2009

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20080200 - Certificate of Appeciation - Bunyip Country Music Festival 2008

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20080100 : 'Following A Passion'

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20070415 - John Weeks Judging "Hills Idol" at the Hills Festival 2007

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20070303 - John Weeks Photo Exhibition - 'Musical Instruments' - Venue : Round About Thyme, Kallista, Victoria, Australia

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20061203 - John Weeks comperes community event Upper Gully Birthday Bash

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20061203 - Certifcate of Appreciation from Coonara Community House

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20060726 - John Weeks Meets Prime Minister John Howard

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20060600 - Merit Certificate from Knox Photographic Society

Photo by John Weeks - 'Deep Thought, Bob Brown'. Photo taken on February 2, 2006, of Senator Bob Brown at the Christine Abrahams Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Any and/or all usage or copying of the above image, without express written permission from the photographer, is prohibited by law.
© Copyright John Weeks - Australia. All Rights Reserved.

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20060410 - Certificate of Appreciation The Basin Music Festival 2006

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20051200 - Certificate of Achievement - Spectrum radio show

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20020730 - John Weeks & Smiley Grahame, Roving Reporters

John Weeks & Smiley Grahame are out in the field covering the Annual Winterfest in Emerald, Victoria (Australia) for radio station 3MDR 97.1 FM on Sunday 28 July 2002.

Source : Ranges Trader Mail, Tueday, July 30, 2002. Photo by Emma Cameron.

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20020326 - 'An Unpaid Labour of Love'

Source : Ranges Trader Mail, Tuesday, March 26, 2002

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19990900 - RADIO STATION 3MDR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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19980917 - REVIEW BY THE AGE NEWSPAPER

Source : The Age Green Guide - 17 September 1998

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19971207 - John Weeks compered the 'Rising Out Of The Ashes Music CD & Bok Launch'

John Weeks compered the 'Rising Out Of The Ashes Music C & Book Launch' on Sunday 7th December 1997 at the Olinda Oval, Victoria, Australia.

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19970808 - John Weeks' Speech to the Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association (Australia)

John Weeks, as radio station 3MDR 97.1 FM President, provided a speech to the Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association (Australia), on 8 August 1997, at the Springvale Town Hall, Victoria (Australia).

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19970000 - Certificate of Appreciation - 'Rising Out Of The Ashes'

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19950723 - The 1st Tecoma Folk Festival

John Weeks organised The 1st Tecoma Folk Festival in the town of Tecoma, Victoria (Australia) on 23 July 1995 on behalf of the Tecoma Primary School

The Festival featured :

Maggie Duncan & Dave Brannigan (from the bush band The Shenanigans)
Morgan Blackrose
David Miller & David Hoskin
Rob Mitchell & Dave McFarlane
Jade Moon
Sachar Amos & friends

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19931200 - Letter of Appreciation from Tecoma Primary School

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John Weeks

www.facebook.com/JohnWeeksPhotography
www.twitter.com/spectrumfmradio
www.spectrumfmradio.org/photography.htm
www.redbubble.com/people/jweeks/art

Contact John : johnweekstraveller@gmail.com

 



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