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Ringarooma Coronation Ceremony – 1921

Coronation Ceremony

The Druids’ Hall was well-filled on Thursday evening when the Progress Queen (Miss Enid Fry) and her court made their first appearance.

The stage had been beautifully decorated for the occasion with curtains and streamers of heliotrope and gold paper and large bowls of mauve, and gold poppies.

When the Queen, in her handsome coronation robe of white satin, with a train of old gold velvet, surrounded by her court, in their lovely dresses, entered the hall and marched gracefully to the stage, where the coronation took place, the sight was most imposing.

The court, which consisted of all small children – maids of honour, Blanche Stevens and Elaine Jacobs; crown bearer, Elsie Stevens; flower girl, Lorna Sharp; cupid, Dorothy Wardlaw; heralds, Jim Wardlaw and Max Clark; train bearers, Leslie Boyd and Lindsay Wardlaw – were warmly applauded and were the recipients of a number of bouquets and boxes of sweets for the manner in which they carried out their duties.

A short concert followed, Mr. A. L. Wardlaw, M.L.C, being in the chair. Overture, Miss Wardlaw; song, Mrs. Woolaston; shadow dance, Miss Enid Fry; song, Mrs. A. Wardlaw; recitation, Miss Lorna Sharp; song, Miss Blanche Stevens; song, Master Leslie Boyd; recitation. Master Jim Wardlaw and Miss Laura Cleaver acted as pianists during the evening.

The following ladies were responsible for training the children and decorating the hall: Mesdames F. W. Kushka, Fry. S. Wardlaw, C. Boyd, A. Sharp, O. Woolaston, and Miss Cleaver.


Ringarooma (1921, September 2). North-Eastern Advertiser (Scottsdale, Tas. : 1909 – 1954), p. 2.: