Jacaranda Queen's Party

The 2021 Queen's Party

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Amanda Daffey

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Sponsored by:

The New School of Arts Neighbourhood House

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Amanda loves the community spirit which embraces the Jacaranda Festival and being a part of the excitement is one of the reasons behind her nomination as a candidate in 2022.

Another big reason why Amanda decided to be a part of the festival this year is the decision to be more inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Kellie-Anne Goodwin

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Sponsored by:

Pivotal Support Coordination

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Kell would love to be employed, but it's not easy to work with a disability, and running as a Jacaranda candidate gives her an opportunity to give something back to her community and connect with people. Kell loves the festival and has been attending all her life. Kell’s passion is to encourage other people to get involved with the festival.

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Trinity Gutteridge

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Sponsored by:

L.V. Hair

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Trinity remembers looking at the photos of Queens of years past on the wall in I Scream, dreaming of one day getting to be one and being part of the history. Trinity thought it would be a great opportunity to become a candidate to really grow as a person, improve her public speaking ability and learn about organising events, collaborating with businesses to support an idea.

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Eva Miller

Jacaranda Queen candidate

Sponsored by:


The Pelican Playhouse

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Eva nominated as a Jacaranda candidate after identifying it as a chance to connect with people, to give something back to her beautiful community, to step outside of her comfort zone and do things she never thought she would do.

Matron of Honour Elect

Gerelle Blanchard

Matron of Honour Elect

Sponsored by:

Grafton Midday Rotary

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Our 2022 Matron of Honour Elect, Gerelle has been helping guide the candidates through their candidacy and fundraising process. The Jacaranda Festival means a lot to Gerelle and has played a major role in her family’s life for many years. Gerelle had the amazing experience of being a candidate herself in 1985 and her daughter, Bree was crowned Junior Jacaranda Princess in 2005.

The crown is the symbol of the Jacaranda Festival, the highest honour the festival can bestow on a young woman of this city.