Friday, 30 June 2017

Shire of Cranbourne Bi-Centenary Parade March 1988

These photos are of the Shire of Cranbourne Bi-Centenary Parade, along High Street in Cranbourne, held March 1988. Groups from all around the Shire had a float. In 1988,  Cranbourne was not quite the country town that it once was, but less populated and busy than it is today - certainly you could hardly imagine that they would shut down High Street today for a parade. Here's a look at Cranbourne's population* over the past 40 years -  in 1976 it was just over 5,000; 1986 the population was around 14,000; 1996 around 24, 000; 2006 around 37, 000 and 2016  around 67,000 - so you can see that in 1988 it was relatively small community.  I was given these photos and the person who gave them to me can't remember who took them, so if they are yours let me know -  and we can credit you as the photographer. 


This is Cr Bill Thwaites, presiding over the official part of the day


Taken outside McEwans (remember them?) at Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre which opened in 1979.


A Highland band


Another Highland Band


Cranbourne Municipal - can't read the rest of the sign - perhaps the Municipal bicycle band!


A bullock team




Marching girls


More Marching girls


Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society float


Girl Guides


Boy Scouts
 

Cranbourne Rotaract Club


Pony Club


Vehicles of all types - cars


Vehicles of all types - decorated caravan


Vehicles of  all types - horse and carriage


Vehicles of all types - motor cars


Vehicles of all types - New Holland Harvesters - built right here in Cranbourne at 


Vehicles of all types - the Muffin Truck man, and again, below - just to show some of  the shop fronts.




Vehicles of all types - Fire engines


Vehicles of all types - this is labelled 'Jack Rogers' 
  
 *These figures include all of Cranbourne including what is called today Cranbourne North, Cranbourne East and Cranbourne South. The population figures (apart form the 2016 population) come from Victorian Places.

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