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Spectator Retro

50 years ago

A PUBLIC meeting in Hamilton on Monday night sunk the final nails into the coffin of the city’s Yulunga festival. Five members of the public officially pronounced the festival’s death sentence when they voted to discontinue the festival this year. They voted to discontinue the festival until an organisation was prepared to undertake the responsibility or until professional assistance could be obtained from resources of the city. The Hamilton District Tourist Association had asked the Mayor, Cr. Ron Peek, to call a public meeting to consider a 1974 Yulunga Festival. Last year’s festival, held in conjunction with the city’s spring show, was regarded as a failure. The association was not directly represented at the meeting although its secretary, Mrs. H. Bancroft, had tendered an apology.

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