Sovereign Hill sponsors a $500 prize for an Old Time Concert Party with contestants to provide

“Continuous entertainment of Old Time Music, Dancing, Comedy, Minstrels, Melodrama, Novelty, Quartettes, Magic, Juggling, and anything suitable for Music Hall Entertainment.”

Percey Winter, aged 73 years, who competed in South Street in 1935, rides his bicycle 150 miles to make a farewell appearance in the Speech Section. He gave his own composition titled – “Keep the South Street billy boiling.”

The Sydney Opera House opens and a Violin Section is introduced into the competitions.