Local Studies Highlight

Festival of Busselton, 1964

Cover of the 1964 Festival of Busselton program.

January 2024 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Festival of Busselton – an annual event, started in 1964, which provides free family-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the month of January for locals and visitors alike.

Within the Local Studies Collection, there are many archived items, which both celebrate and commemorate the Festival’s long history.

This photo showcases the first ever Festival of Busselton official programme from 1964.  You can find these programs in our catalogue and they can be accessed by appointment via the form below.

There are many items from our Local Studies Collection, such as oral history recordings, that can be borrowed from the Busselton and Dunsborough libraries.  These can be found in the Local Studies section.  Items from the archives, held at Busselton Library, such as books and transcripts, can also be accessed by appointment. You can contact our Local Studies officer via this form to request access to archive material to view at Busselton Library. To learn more about the Local Studies Collection, visit our Local Studies page.