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Photograph - Peter Bassett-Smith (in barrow), Joh Ebeli (at rear) and Russell Yeoman, part of the Shire of Eltham Historical Society's entry in the Eltham Community Festival Parade, 11 August 1979

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Black and white photograph
15 x 10 cm
Object Registration
1979, eltham festival, joh ebeli, parade, peter bassett-smith, shire of eltham historical society, russell yeoman
Historical information
[from a contemporary report:] 1979: 11-20 August. “Along the Main Road” The Society's participation in this year's Eltham Community Festival was highly successful. We arranged an exhibition in the Eltham Library on the theme of ''Along the Main Road" and our float in the Festival Grand Parade won the prize donated by Pegasus Interiors for the best Eltham theme. The success of the float was due mainly to the efforts of Joh Ebeli. Joh was entirely responsible for the design and artistic work on the float and with help from Geoffrey Loftus-Hills and Mark Gough actually constructed it. Members and friends together with members of the Victorian Folk Music Club completed the picture, riding on and walking with the float in the parade. Mrs Opal Smith and Mrs B. Brinkkotter organized many of the costumes for participating members and Mrs Phyllis MacDonald made the arrangements with the Victorian Folk Music Club. Thanks are also due to Mr P. Quirke of Research Fruit Supply for the loan of his truck and to Eltham Hardware and Plumbing Supplies for the donation of materials for construction of the float. The $50.00 prize is to be shared with the Victorian Folk Music Club. It is considered that participation in the parade should become an important annual event for the society.
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Last updated
27 Jan 2019 at 5:05PM