Miss Peninsula sash
The Miss Peninsula sash is a unique object documenting the three-decade history of the annual Miss Peninsula Quest drag pageant. The history of this pageant straddles the kamp era through to the 1990s. The Miss Peninsula Quest was established in the early 1960s when a group of friends, many of whom were part of or connected to The Boilers social club, decided to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a series of parties at the Mornington Peninsula. They rented multiple houses and over 50 people would attend the hectic series of four separate parties over the three-day weekend. The first event of the weekend was a fancy-dress party on the Saturday evening, followed by an investiture party on the Sunday morning. The highlight of the weekend was the Miss Peninsula Quest held on the Sunday evening, with the final party, The Bitches Outfit, held on the Monday to analyse the weekend activities.