In the garage of her home on Nimmitabel Place, Queanbeyan’s Sue Cleary has boxes and boxes of photo albums you have to see to believe.
The (almost) complete archival set of photos from every Queanbeyan Sacred Heart Debutante Ball since 1966. It’s a who’s who of the town’s finest young women and their uncomfortable-looking male partners, mostly aged around 16.
There are pics of tiny debs at the Miniature Debutante Ball of 1988 and older debs in the Mature Debutante Ball held the same year (both in the brand spanking new Bicentennial Hall).
Have a browse through these ripper photos and comment below or on Facebook if you see someone you know. We’re keen to catch up with a few former debs to hear their memories and the stories of their ‘coming out to society’.
1993 Debutante Ball
1988 Miniature Debutante Ball
1966 Debutante Ball
1987 Debutante Ball
2001 Debutante Ball