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The 1958 Festival of the Snows was held in conjunction with an appeal for money to build a new swimming pool and recreation centre at Cooma. Between October 11 and 19, it was one of the most successful community festivals held in Australia. The town's 9 000 people, including some 3 000 new Australians, raised 25 000 Aus. Pounds, assuring the local council of sufficient funds for the pool. A special float carrying Miss Morene Robinson (Queen of the Alps) moves through the streets of Cooma. October 1958

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A12111, 1/1958/17/10
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