Paverty started in 1970 as Franklyn B Paverty and the Platte Valley Crooners.
Ben Hope's article, Folk from the bush, from the Queanbeyan Age 2012 tells some of the story.
Over the years a large number of exceptional musicians have graced the stage as part of Paverty, with alumni referring to themselves as "Old Pavertonians". This has been described as a "select bunch" and current band members are prohibited from membership!
From the early 2000s, the musicians in ''Franklyn B Paverty'' included Mal Bennett, Bob Buckley, Dave Chalker, Graham Chalker, Peter Hobson, Peter Logue, Simone Dawson, Mary Firkins, Donal Baylor, John Taylor, Dave O'Neill and Bryan Rae. Others who have been associated with the band include Tom Breen, Ros Haskew, Fiona Mahoney, Frank and Bernie Nizynski and Chris Smith.
The band, now known as Paverty Bush Band, Paverty or just the Pavs, is still going strong, comprising founder member Graham Chalker, Bob Buckley, Mary Firkins, Simone Dawson, John Taylor and Rick Kenyon. The band is versatile, equally at home with bush dances for dancers of all ages and experience levels, from school halls, to church halls to woolsheds, to beer garden gigs, house parties and folk clubs.