Flashback: Thousands of locals and tourists flock to the Port Macquarie CBD to watch the annual Easter Carnival of the Pines parade

The Herons Creek Timber Mill float makes its way down Horton Street in the Carnival of the Pines procession.
The Herons Creek Timber Mill float makes its way down Horton Street in the Carnival of the Pines procession.

Jacky Buchanan crowned Queen

Jacky Buchanan was crowned Miss Port Macquarie 1971 at West Port Macquarie Park on Monday night.

Miss Buchanan, who was sponsored by the sporting clubs, was successful in raising the sum of $2181.25. The total amount raised by the three contestants was $4989.64.

Miss Buchanan was the youngest of the candidates, the others being Yvonne Murray (sponsored by the business houses) and Beth Morcom (sponsored by the Plaza, Travelodge and Red Carpet Inn).

As her prize, Miss Port Macquarie will travel to New Zealand early next year to attend the Bowl of Brookland Carnival.

Master of Ceremony Cliff Gott presented Miss Buchanan to the crowd. The mayor Ald D.S. Kennedy then began the crowning ceremony.

He said; ''I present to you emblems of queenly power and justice. I now crown you Queen of the Carnivalof the Pines for the ensuing year. May your year be one of happiness."

The newly crowned Miss Port Macquarie 1971 conveyed her thanks to all her committee and the sporting clubs for their assistance.

Carnival Procession

Honour of "the best float" in Port Macquarie's 17th Carnival of the Pines procession went to the Heron's Creek Timber Mill Co., who displayed the many faces of timber in an outstanding presentation.

A huge log in its natural state gave way to panels of dressed and treated timbers and a model of the timber-frame for today's modern cottages.

A tremendous crowd of people gathered in Horton, William and Clarence Streets to view the procession.

The choice when the winners were announced was popular. Oxley County Council received the award for the best business house float.

Your Majesty: Newly crowned Carnival of the Pines Queen and Miss Port Macquarie, Jacky Buchanan.

Your Majesty: Newly crowned Carnival of the Pines Queen and Miss Port Macquarie, Jacky Buchanan.

Bikinis in the kitchen: Oxley County Councils eye catching float in the Carnival of the Pines procession, 1971.

Bikinis in the kitchen: Oxley County Councils eye catching float in the Carnival of the Pines procession, 1971.

Representatives: Port Macquarie Municipal Councils float in the Carnival of the PInes procession, 1971.

Representatives: Port Macquarie Municipal Councils float in the Carnival of the PInes procession, 1971.

Vote on library building

Provided loan funds are available, Port Macquarie Municipal Council will construct a new library building at the rear of the Council Chambers, in Hay Street, at an approximate cost of$60,000.

The council reached this decision on Tuesday night on a 5 to 3 vote in favour of a motion adopting a recommendation contained in the Library Committee's report.

This was: "That it be a recommendation to Council to allocate an area at the rear of the existing Council Chambers for the erection of new library premises and sketch plans with estimates be obtained.

Ald Westerweller said he considered it would "be most improper of this council to go ahead with the scheme while only having four months to run".

Ald Boardman said the fact the library had outgrown its present accommodation in two years was confirmation of the increasing public support of this service.





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