Wilson Hospital Carnival, Mitcham

Wilson Hospital Carnival, Mitcham

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Date Photo Taken 17th June 1939
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 A. Nice
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​56-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Here King Carnival, Ken Smith, is crowned with bull's horns by a man in grizzly bear costume, so he can perform his official duty of carving the ox roast. The Wilson Hospital Carnival and the Mitcham Carnival were one and the same throughout the 1930s, as all proceeds of the Mitcham Carnival went to Wilson Hospital. The 1939 event was attended by 25,000 people, and included the ox roast, fancy dress, dancing, Wilson Hospital staff races, a motorcycle display, and a torchlight procession.

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