Thanks to Maureen Webb for these great pictures and description: Found these photos of a couple of the Coles Store Floats, for the Festival of the Falling Leaf in the early 1950s. Gay Kell & I, on the top pic & Naida Murphy & probably Maureen Hogan on the bottom pic.
With thanks to Jen Wood for this brilliant photo and description of a Taubmans float for what I”m assuming is the Festival of the Falling Leaf parade around 1958: (Click on the picture for full-sized version) Parade in Tumut, NSW, Taubmans Waldec paint, Tumut Co-Op store float. Taken c1958, Pam Twomey waving from float.
With thanks to Peter Tuckett, this great picture from a Festival of the Falling Leaf Programme, with the poem Call of the Falling Leaf by EM Howard and advertisements for the Excelsior Cafe and McDougall and Cruise:
Thanks to Glen Ward for this clipping of the 1954 Festival of the Falling Leaf, with the the NSW Governor John Northcott present:
With thanks to Shirley Thatcher for these two great photos. Early to mid 1960s period is only an estimate, would love any comments on exact year? The character walking was called Festival Fred I believe. (Click on pictures for full-sized versions)