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The next Bangtail Muster - 7th May 2018 - Theme is "Celebration of Youth"
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A Short History of the Bangtail Muster – Alice Springs

The first Bangtail Muster Parade was held in March 1959. Then District Officer Bill Nordavan suggested the idea, and together with Frank King, local furniture store owner appointed as chairman, the event was run by the Chamber of Commerce aided by a pound for pound subsidy from the Minister of Territories. The parade was along Todd Street, similar to the same route used today.
So successful was the parade that it became an annual event with the then newly – chartered Rotary Club of Alice Springs taking over the running of the Bangtail Muster parade with associated events, as a project in 1961.
The Rotary Club of Alice Springs in 2017 celebrates the clubs running of the 56th Bangtail Muster Parade. Each year the Rotary Club of Alice Springs gives a theme for the parade.
The 2017 theme is “Australian Icons”.
The Rotary Club of Alice Springs acknowledges the wonderful support of our local community in supporting the annual Bangtail Muster Parade. To those who the preparation of last year’s parade, to those who participated, and to the public who came out in their thousands each year to watch the parade we say thank you, all of you are such an important part f our community.
If you would like further information on The Bangtail Muster Parade please contact the 2017 parade coordinator: Eli Melky
Rotary Club of Alice Springs
PO Box 87
Alice Springs NT 0871
Acknowledgement is given that some historical information was sourced from Shirley Brown’s book, “My Alice”.