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Sam Lihos

"At the socials at the Ukrainian Hall were a mixture of Ukrainians and Australians. People came from as far as Parkes and Bathurst for the dances. Music was either on records, or if there were enough musicians, a live band. Wasyl Luhowskij played the violin, an Australian named George played the piano and Max Fricke the bandoneon. Everyone had to bring their own supper and drinks. There was vodka and beer flowing everywhere. We had such a wild party that at midnight the police would come and tell us to quieten down."