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How to crown a Queen

Toowoomba Floral Festival girls from Centaur Floral Festival - Mardi Gras souvenir program

In this episode of “The Centaur Fund Series”, Madonna Grehan, guest blogger and John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015, sheds light on Toowoomba’s first Queen of the Carnival of Flowers. On Saturday evening 28 October 1950, a reported crowd of 40,000 people assembled at the corner of Ruthven and Margaret Streets, eagerly anticipating the crowning … Read more