(pictured left) 1979: Bill Kelly is presented with a silver tray on behalf of "The Daily Telegraph" for raising $2000 for charity in one night at the Ingleburn RSL Club. Bill was known affectionately as the "Father of Country Music" in Sydney. His career as a performer ranged from entertaining the troops in WW2, to being the first country artist to sing for a Governor-General (in 1949). He was inducted into the Tamworth "Hands of Fame" in 1982. A great promoter of young talent, his influence is felt to this day. The Bill Kelly Show began at Ingleburn RSL in Nov 1982 after a record-breaking run at a previous venue, and continued for many years in his honour.
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