Festival of Fisher's Ghost 2018: History on parade

Winners: Float winners at the Fisher's Ghost Festival in 1962. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.
Winners: Float winners at the Fisher's Ghost Festival in 1962. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.

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In 1956, mayor Jack Farnsworth planned an annual celebration. Also in 1956, Fisher’s ghost made headlines when 1500 people met at Fisher’s Ghost Bridge at midnight to see the ghost. That lead to the first festival being held in 1960.

WINGS: Campbelltown Municipal Council's float for the 1967 parade. Photo: Geoff Eves Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

WINGS: Campbelltown Municipal Council's float for the 1967 parade. Photo: Geoff Eves Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

ON SHOW: Unidentified Rover Scouts dressed as members of Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Brigade pulling a hose reel in a parade during a past Fisher's Ghost Festival. Photo: Geoff Eves/Norm Campbell Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

ON SHOW: Unidentified Rover Scouts dressed as members of Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Brigade pulling a hose reel in a parade during a past Fisher's Ghost Festival. Photo: Geoff Eves/Norm Campbell Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

IN THE DAY: Campbelltown Municipal Council float during the 1967 festival.  Photo: Hugh Bairnsfather Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

IN THE DAY: Campbelltown Municipal Council float during the 1967 festival. Photo: Hugh Bairnsfather Collection, Campbelltown City Library.

FLOWER FLOAT: All the colour and spectacle of the parade in 1974. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.

FLOWER FLOAT: All the colour and spectacle of the parade in 1974. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.

ALL DRESSED UP: Church of England Girls Friendly Society float on parade during Festival of Fisher's Ghost 1975. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.

ALL DRESSED UP: Church of England Girls Friendly Society float on parade during Festival of Fisher's Ghost 1975. Photo: Campbelltown City Library.