3 March 2011

Yarra Valley Folks

Alistair Knox, champion of mudbricks and earthy architecture, powered by homespun wool.
Pics from byohouse.com

Monsalvat resident smith, Matcham Skipper. (There's that home-spun wool again). I never met Matcham, but somehow I ended up with one of his Django Reinhardt mix-tapes. That tape was kind of like The Littlest Hobo- because it wasnt mine for very long... Sorry Matcham- I dont know who's got it now. Pic from Montsalvat
More Yarra Valley folks here and here

Hard to find footage of this quintet on on the net, love how the end part looks like a Picasso assemblage!


  1. Hey David,
    I heard via Kevin Murray that Matcham Skipper died a week or so ago. Have a look here: http://diamond-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/remembering-matcham-an-eltham-legend/ and here: http://networkedblogs.com/eZ0NG

  2. Thanks Anna
    Condolences to Matcham's family and friends.