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Salute Australia 1988 - Dolphin Oval

Updated: Mar 16

On June the 8th 1988, 12000 adults and 6000 children from 16 local Redcliffe schools joined in a celebration at Dolphin Oval.

Teachers taught the items to the children and parents and friends made the costumes.

Organised by Margaret Just and a large group of local teachers it was to celebrate the Australia Bicentennial in 1988.


Parents and P & C groups, Major Laurie Young and the 1st Military District Band, Leagues Club, Louisa Chaing, Joe Castellana, Maori group "Nga Wai Ehu", Croatian Folkaric Group "Croatia", Andrea Scheme and drama group, Brigadier D.A. Formby, Major L. Young, Major D. McGregor, Major W. Lowe, "A" Command 6th Battalion Royal Aust Regiment, , No, 12 Fl. Old. Squadron Air Training Group, Fl. Lieutenant Albert E. Bradbury, Army Cadets 16 Regional Cadet Unit, Mr Gladstone, Naval Reserve Cadets, T.S. Moreton Bay, Lt. L. Smith, Roy Bickel, Sergeant Bown, Rotary Club, Ursula and Ray Weignelle, Judi Ewings., Jeff Campbell, Rod Herbert, Norma Darra, Mrs Debbie Daley, Ian Brown, Rosemary Robertson, Margaret Just, Carmel Mulcahy, Nancy MdcDonald, L & K Nicholson.

In the presence of his Excellency the Honourable Sir walter Campbell Q.C. Governor Of Queensland.

Written and produced by Margaret Just. Assistant directors Jeff Ahern and Joan Grant.

Musicial backing by the 1st Military Band

Musical Director - Major Laurie Young.

Muscial arrangements Cpl. John Woodward, Cpl. Jeffs Cocks, Major Laurie Young, Captain Howard Ward.

Combined Schools Choir Musical Director Margaret Just. Assisted by Music Teachers Ethnic Groups.

Committee: President Earl Grady, Secretary Sister Jeanette Marsh and Peter Roberts.

Tresurer Chas Haswell.

Principals of the following schools: Kippa Ring State School, Scarborough State School, Grace P.C. , Clontarf Beach State School, De La Salle Junior College, Deception Bay North State School, Tamariki Special School, Our Lady Of Help Christians P.S., Humpybong Infants State School, Christ The King P.S.,Hercules Road State School, Deception Bay State School, St Bernadettes P,.S., Humpybong State School, Redcliffe Special School, Our Lady of Lourdes P.S.

Year Level Coordinators:

Year 1 - Jewell Ruberry, Year 2 - Marie Miegel, Year 3 - Carmel Mulcahy, Year 4 - Rose Mary Robertson, Year 5 - Judy Hobbes, Year 6 - Lynda O'Keeffe, Year 7 - Jeff Ahern, Gael Nicholson, Pat Field, David Martin.

Publicity Officer - Sandra Venturer.

We now have original DVDs of this event for sale in our shop from the original copyright owner and they are $10 each - shop 12a in the Cominos Arcade , 133 Redcliffe Parade.

We also offer a conversion service for customers who want to convert their old VHS tapes or old super 8mm films to digital on USB. Call into our shop 12a in the Cominos Arcade or ph 0416 153833

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