Competitors are put on edge when the Committee introduces the idea of ringing a bell for competitors whom Judges believe have no chance of being placed. After many complaints, the practice is discontinued.

The ABC puts in a request to bring their Orchestra to Ballarat for the Society’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, while a proposal is put forward to include Flute solos as part of the Eisteddfod’s program.

Prime Minister Robert Menzies becomes a Patron of South Street and in the same year announces Australia is at with war Nazi Germany.

Ballarat Floral Carpet 1939