QATB Queen Competition 1958

In 1958 the Dayboro Ambulance Ladies Auxiliary organised a Queen Competition to raise funds for the Dayboro Ambulance Centre. It is believed this was the first of the Queen Competitions held since the 1930s. Young ladies were chosen to represent their local district or organisation, with the one raising the most money being crowned Queen at a ball in the Dayboro Public Hall.
Marion McKay, who was representing the Dayboro Show Society, was crowned Queen. She was partnered by Colin French on the evening.
Marion recalls that her frock was a “shimmery blue” and there were about 400 people packed into the hall. In the progressive dance, two circles had to be formed because of the crowd.