Catholic Queen Competition 1926

Catholic Queen Competition 1926
Standing (l-r) Eileen Cruice, Rose McMahon, Annie Raaen, Norah Bernier
Seated (l-r) Audrey Arthur, Eleanor Conahan (Queen) Doreen Cruice & Danny Maher

It would seem that in the mid-1920s St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Dayboro was associated with the Enoggera Parish.  In 1926 a Queen Competition was organised to assist the Presbytery fund of St John the Baptist Church, Enoggera.  Four Queens took part in the fundraising venture, the Dayboro Queen being Eleanor Conohan.  “Miss Conn”, as she was known to her students, was the Head Teacher of Mayfield State School at King Scrub from 1911 until she resigned in 1927 because of illness.  She passed away on 20th November 1929. 

The Telegraph of 22nd December 1926 reported “…The four queens were Miss Amy Boody, representing Enoggera and Everton Park…Miss Lyola Dineen (Alderley and Newmarket)…Miss Nellie Dalvin (Mitchelton and Gaythorne)…Miss Elinor Conighan (Dayboro)…”.  Amy Boody raised the most money £329.6s.  Eleanor Conohan was runner-up, raising £221.19s.