Brisbane Queen Festival
* This event did not take place in 2009, but this page remains for historical interest *
The Brisbane Queen Festival in Largs is held annually to commemorate the town's connection to Brisbane, Australia.
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, born in Largs, went on to become the 6th Governor of New South Wales, and the town of Brisbane was named after him. Beginning as a Glasgow Fair attraction, in 1934 and 1935, the Queen was crowned the Carnival Queen, but in 1936 the name of Brisbane Queen was first used, and Ena Baird was the lucky girl. The Queen's regalia to this day was presented to Largs by the Government of Queensland.
The Brisbane Queen is selected from the local schools, as are her attendants.
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