State Library of NSW
Maypole dancing at the Continental Fete - Port Macquarie, NSWOctober / November 1924
These children are performing a maypole dance at a fair at Port Macquarie in 1924. Maypole dancing was very popular in the old days. Each child would hold a coloured ribbon that was attached to a central pole. They would dance around the pole and around each other. This would cause the ribbons to make colourful patterns.