The Irrigator

Leeton Family and Local Historical Society column | SunRice Festival history | February 2022

By Tony Reneker
February 23 2022 - 4:00pm
WINNER: 1959 Irrigana Queen Jeanne Sheldrick. Photo: The Murrumbidgee Irrigator
WINNER: 1959 Irrigana Queen Jeanne Sheldrick. Photo: The Murrumbidgee Irrigator

ON A warm, spring night in November 1959, a number of young Leeton women waited anxiously for the announcement of which one of them would be crowned as the inaugural Irrigana Festival Queen.

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