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Miss Australia titleholders from 1908 to 2000

The Miss Australia Quest was arguably the longest running, most popular and most successful charitable event in Australia’s history. View photographs from the quest to see how this iconic event helped to shape the notion of an ideal Australian woman.

Alice Buckridge, Miss Australia 1908 - click to view larger image
Alice Buckridge, Miss Australia 1908
Beryl Mills, Miss Australia 1926 - click to view larger image
Beryl Mills, Miss Australia 1926
Phyllis Von Alwyn - click to view larger image
Phyllis Von Alwyn, Miss Australia 1927
Judy Gainford - click to view larger image
Judy Gainford, Miss Australia 1947
Margaret Hughes, Miss Australia 1949 - click to view larger image
Margaret Hughes, Miss Australia 1949
Maxine Morgan, Miss Australia 1953 - click to view larger image
Maxine Morgan, Miss Australia 1953
Shirley Bliss, Miss Australia 1954 - click to view larger image
Shirley Bliss, Miss Australia 1954
Maureen Kistle, Miss Australia 1955 - click to view larger image
Maureen Kistle, Miss Australia 1955
June Finlayson, Miss Australia 1956 - click to view larger image
June Finlayson, Miss Australia 1956
Miss Australia 1957, Helen Wood holding the Miss Australia trophy wearing the crown, robe and white gloves - click to view larger image
Helen Wood, Miss Australia 1957
Miss Australia 1958, Pamela McKay holding a bouquet of flowers, wearing the crown and robe and white gloves - click to view larger image
Pamela McKay, Miss Australia 1958
Miss Australia 1959, Joan Stanbury holding the Miss Australia trophy and a bouquet of flowers, wearing the crown, robe and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Joan Stanbury, Miss Australia 1959
Miss Australia 1960, Rosemary Fenton holding the Miss Australia trophy on her lap, wearing the crown, robe and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Rosemary Fenton, Miss Australia 1960
Miss Australia 1961, Tania Verstak holding the Miss Australia trophy, wearing the crown, robe and white gloves - click to view larger image
Tania Verstak, Miss Australia 1961
Miss Australia 1962, Tricia Reschke holding a sceptre and wearing the crown, robe and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Tricia Reschke, Miss Australia 1962
Miss Australia 1964, Jan Taylor holding a sceptre, wearing the crown, robe and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Jan Taylor, Miss Australia 1964
Miss Australia 1965, Carole Jackson holding the sceptre, wearing a crown, robe and white gloves - click to view larger image
Carole Jackson, Miss Australia 1965
Miss Australia 1966, Sue Gallie holding the sceptre, wearing the crown and robe - click to view larger image
Sue Gallie, Miss Australia 1966
Miss Australia 1967, Margaret Rohan holding the sceptre, wearing the crown, robe and white gloves - click to view larger image
Margaret Rohan, Miss Australia 1967
Miss Australia 1968, Helen Newton holding the sceptre, wearing the crown, robe and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Helen Newton, Miss Australia 1968
Miss Australia 1969, Suzanne McClelland holding the sceptre wearing the crown a long, gold, frill-collared, sleeveless cape and white gloves - click to view larger image
Suzanne McClelland, Miss Australia 1969
Miss Australia 1970, Rhonda Iffland sitting in the winners throne, holding the sceptre wearing the crown a long, gold, frill-collared, sleeveless cape and long white gloves - click to view larger image
Rhonda Iffland, Miss Australia 1970
Miss Australia 1971, June Wright holding the sceptre wearing the crown a long, gold, frilled-collar, sleeveless cape and white gloves - click to view larger image
June Wright, Miss Australia 1971
Miss Australia 1972, Gay Walker holding the sceptre wearing the crown, a gold frilled-collar, sleeveless cape and white gloves - click to view larger image
Gay Walker, Miss Australia 1972
Miss Australia 1973, Michelle Downs holding the sceptre wearing the crown and a gold, frilled-collar sleeveless cape - click to view larger image
Michelle Downs, Miss Australia 1973
Miss Australia 1974, Randy Baker holding the sceptre wearing the crown a long gold frilled-collar sleeveless cape - click to view larger image
Randy Baker, Miss Australia 1974
Miss Australia 1975, Kerry Doyle holding the sceptre wearing the crown and a long beaded cape - click to view larger image
Kerry Doyle, Miss Australia 1975
Miss Australia 1976, Sharon Betty holding the sceptre wearing the crown and a long beaded cape - click to view larger image
Sharon Betty, Miss Australia 1976
Miss Australia 1977, Francene Maras holding the sceptre, wearing the crown and a long flowered cape - click to view larger image
Francene Maras, Miss Australia 1977
Miss Australia 1978, Gloria Krope holding the sceptre wearing the crown and a jewelled cape - click to view larger image
Gloria Krope, Miss Australia 1978
Miss Australia 1979, Anne Sneddon holding the sceptre, wearing the crown and a long glittering cape - click to view larger image
Anne Sneddon, Miss Australia 1979
Miss Australia 1980, Eleanor Morton holding the sceptre, wearing the crown and a long velvet cape - click to view larger image
Eleanor Morton, Miss Australia 1980
Miss Australia 1981, Leanne Dick holding the sceptre, wearing the crown, and a cape with a beaded collar - click to view larger image
Leanne Dick, Miss Australia 1981
Miss Australia 1982, Jennifer Coupland - click to view larger image
Jennifer Coupland, Miss Australia 1982
Miss Australia 1983, Lisa Cornelius holding the sceptre, wearing the crown, and a cape with a beaded collar - click to view larger image
Lisa Cornelius, Miss Australia 1983
Miss Australia 1984, Mary-Ann Koznjak holding the sceptre, wearing the crown and the Miss Australia sash  - click to view larger image
Mary-Ann Koznjak, Miss Australia 1984
Miss Australia 1985, Maria Ridley holding a sceptre, and wearing the crown and Miss Australia sash - click to view larger image
Maria Ridley, Miss Australia 1985
Miss Australia 1986, Tracey Pearson wearing the Miss Australia crown - click to view larger image
Tracey Pearson, Miss Australia 1986
Miss Australia 1987, Judith Green wearing the Miss Australia crown - click to view larger image
Judith Green, Miss Australia 1987
Miss Australia 1988, Caroline Lumley wearing the Miss Australia crown and sash - click to view larger image
Caroline Lumley, Miss Australia 1988
Miss Australia 1989, Lea Dickson holding the sceptre and wearing the Miss Australia crown and sash - click to view larger image
Lea Dickson, Miss Australia 1989
Miss Australia 1990, Rebecca Noble wearing the Miss Australia crown and sash - click to view larger image
Rebecca Noble, Miss Australia 1990
Miss Australia 1991, Helena Wayth holding the sceptre and wearing the Miss Australia crown and sash - click to view larger image
Helena Wayth, Miss Australia 1991
Miss Australia 1992, Suzanne Lee - click to view larger image
Suzanne Lee, Miss Australia 1992
Miss Australia 1993, Joanne Dick with the Miss Australia glass award - click to view larger image
Joanne Dick, Miss Australia 1993
Miss Australia 1994, Jayne Bargwanna holding the Miss Australia award - click to view larger image
Jayne Bargwanna, Miss Australia 1994
Miss Australia 1995, Margaret Tierney wearing a gold strapless outfit - click to view larger image
Margaret Tierney, Miss Australia 1995
Miss Australia 1996, Suzan Haward - click to view larger image
Suzan Haward, Miss Australia 1996
Miss Australia 1997, Tracy Secombe wearing a red strapless dress, holding a bouquet of flowers - click to view larger image
Tracy Secombe, Miss Australia 1997
Miss Australia 1998, Suellen Fuller - click to view larger image
Suellen Fuller, Miss Australia 1998
Miss Australia 1999, Kathryn Hay in the centre with Senator Margaret Reid on the left and Prime Minister John Howard at Parliament House, Canberra - click to view larger image
Kathryn Hay, Miss Australia 1999
Miss Australia 2000, Sheree Primmer with a bouquet of flowers and the Miss Australia award - click to view larger image
Sheree Primmer, Miss Australia 2000
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