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|Date: 1951 -
Description: The Duck River Butter factory float was a decorated truck in the Federation Jubilee Day pageant held in Smithton, Tasmania,on May 9th 1951. An estimated 4,000 people crowded the streets of Smithton to get a vantage point to view the forty two vehicles as well as the decorated bikes and bands in the parade. Afterwards in the afternoon picnic sports were held at the recreation ground . Dame Enid Lyons opened the sports and was accompanied by the Warden Cr E E Poke. Mr V Brown was on the microphone and was aided by Mr Allan Brown who kept the events running like clockwork. These events were followed at night by a bonfire, pictures at the High School, a dance and an Amateur Hour. It was a busy day!
Format: Pictorial and artistic works
The Duck River Butter factory float in Federation Jubilee day Pageant in 1951
Subjects: processions; festivals, celebrations etc.; anniversaries; floats (processions)
People/Orgs: Poke, E E Cr; Brown, V; Brown, Allan; Lyons, Dame Enid; Duck River Butter Factory, Smithton Tasmania
Places: Smithton, Tasmania
Institution: Circular Head Heritage Centre
Object number: CHH_01179
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