“Crikey... it's the Bangtail Muster”
• Rotary Club of Alice Springs
Usually held on the first Monday in May
Annual event that first began in
1959 to celebrate the ties between Alice Springs and the cattle industry and was
a tribute to the pastoral heritage of Central Australia.
Cattlemen would cut off the hairy end of the animal’s tail after they were
mustered to give them an overall animal count.
Today the event is part of the
history of the Alice, and each year the organisers of the parade, the Rotary
Club of Alice Springs, promote a theme for the parade (2004 was sport, 2005 was
water and 2006 was Aussie
Heroes). The parade passes through the town centre and ends with a family