Youth Week

Gympie Youth Week

The video below was a originally a news clip from WBQ8 and is dated October 1966. It is of a march down Mary Street which features the Gympie Pipe Band, Girl Guides and Brownies, a girls’ hockey team, the Rainbow Beach Ladies Auxiliary, Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, a girls fife band, and a karate club. You can see Gympie Youth Week banner above the march.

Girl Guides marching in Mary Street
Girls’ Hockey Team

At the end of the video is Mayor Ron Witham standing in the Memorial Park Bandstand. You can also see Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, who at that time was minister for works and housing, but also served as acting minster for police, Aboriginal and Island Affairs, local government and conservation and labour and industry.
[Wear, Rae (2002). Johannes Bjelke-Petersen: The Lord’s Premier. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press]

Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television. This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
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