Camels, marching girls, lifesavers and clowns made their way down Vulcan Street during the Moruya Mardi Gras held during the 1960s and 1970s. The Wild Man From Bendethera frightened the children, while Lady Godiva tried to shock the crowds lining the street.
The Moruya and District Historical Society presents Mardi Gras Mayhem, a photographic exhibition featuring wonderful images that capture the event’s colour and vitality. The community spirit that made the Mardi Gras so successful is obvious.
The exhibition is open at the Moruya Museum during these hours –
Saturday 19 May: 11 am – 4 pm.; Wednesday 20 May: 11 am – 2 pm.; Friday 22 May: 11 am – 2 pm. and Saturday 23 May: 11 am – 2 pm.
Don’t miss out on this celebration of a truly remarkable community event.
Above: Yes folks - that is Michel Nader is riding the camel with brother John Nader leading it Entry is by donation. All money raised will be used to purchase block out blinds for the exhibition room so that the Museum objects are protected from light and heat damage.
Photos courtesy of MORUYA and District Historical Society