1935 George V Jubilee Parade – Dayboro Co-op

1935 George V Jubilee Parade - Dayboro Co-op

1935 George V Jubilee Parade – Dayboro Co-op

Celebrations to mark the Silver Jubilee of the reign of King George V were held in Queensland on 24th May 1935 which was Empire Day.

As part of the celebration a procession of 230 vehicles, 11 bands and a large number of men marching moved from William Street at 2.30pm and proceeded to the Exhibition Grounds.  The parade was more than a mile long and took an hour to pass the crowd 10 deep thronging the footpaths.  “…If it did nothing else the procession gave the populace some greater knowledge of the scope of our secondary industries.  Rolled oats, icecream, and peanuts followed hot on the heels of typewriters, stoves, soap, and Empire sentiment…”

The Dayboro Co-operative had two units in the middle of the parade.  It was only on 4th November this year that Michael Shewring, nephew of Doreen Cruice, lent our Society photographs of these two floats parked in front of Brisbane City Hall so they could be scanned.