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Badge - Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College Fete 1922 badge

From the Collection of Ballarat Clarendon College 1425 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Round plastic coated badge on metal backing and pin across back. School crest stamped on centre front with lettering encircling crest
Size
20mm diameter
Object Registration
000255
Keywords
clarendon-presbyterian-ladies-college, fete, 1922, fairy floss, mair-street-campus
Historical information
Badge made to promote fete held at Clarendon Presbyterian Ladies College in 1922. According to the school history 'The lamp burns brightly' a special committee of the school ouncil were appointed to organise a great fete in August 1922 to raise money towards the purchase of new property in Webster/Mair Streets. "The Oriental Fair transformed the Ballarat City Hall for three consecutive days. Stalls of many types were heavily laded, and, as one reveller commented, 'The perpetual motion of the fairty floss machine, producing its quaint confection, was an object of interest and wonderment to many, and the crack of the pea rifle in the adjoining shooting gallery almost dispersed the feathery flakes of fairy floss as they issued from the magic machine'. An arochestra provided continuous music, varied at times by vocal solos, eurythmic displays and other enterainments. the fair raised the remarkable sum of 1,576 pounds." (TLBB p. 20)
Significance
Unique item
Inscriptions & Markings
Front: CLARENDON PRESBYTERIAN LADIES COLLEGE FETE 1922
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM