Historical information

The "Jack Be Nimble" competition was run as part of Maryborough's annual Wattle Festival.


The competition for which the trophy was presented is based on the traditional game of knucklebones or "Jack - Be - Nimble". The now defunct Wattle Festival was a significant feature of the town's cultural life for many years.

Physical description

Varnished wood two- layer base with central pillar, topped with gold coloured knucklebone. Metal plaque on upper layer of base and metal shields on lower level.

Inscriptions & markings

Jack Be Nimble competition (main plaque)
Individual competition winners noted on shields (Betty Briggs (1984), Isa Stewart (1985), Frank O'Connor (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989), Susan Crouch (1990), Vicki-Lee Rush (1992/3).