Burleigh Coney Fair


Burleigh Heads Gold Coast had a Coney Fair with a miniature train and a juvenile train ride, with those interesting terms in the 1961 newspaper advertisement. I wonder if we have any former passengers in our group? The file size of the advertisement is 500KB 


The following link goes to text (650KB) indicates the Burleigh one had operated for seven years already and wanted a more permanent site at Burleigh https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwVHNZLVR4d21FRTg/view 

Ted Marcovitch and his Coney Fair have Trove entries indicating temporary locations around the countryside eg http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/147537841 

The term Coney Fair was somewhat common as well.  John Knowles’ in the following article reports on one around Dalby in the 1940s 1950s; Miniature Trains on the Shows Circuit in Sunshine Express, December 1984. Trove for 1949 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/188516800  has a  Coney Fair in Goodwin Park Coolangatta which is in Lanham St, not near the beach site which also had a ride on steam train as per Kevin Sewell’s material previously posted in this group.


Peter Cokley

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