Busselton Jetty 30th Anniversary Event
Come on down to Busselton on the 25th of November to help celebrate the community spirit that saved the town Icon 30 years ago.
The Busselton Jetty was originally built as a place to legally load and unload goods in 1865. The first section of the jetty was 176 m long. The Jetty was extended numerous times up until the 60s, where it still stands at 1841 meters long.
Early April 1978, Cyclone Alby swept down the coast from the North of Western Australia and destroyed a substantial portion of the Jetty. The people of Busselton came together to form The Jetty Preservation Society (now known as Busselton Jetty Inc) to raise funds for the jetty repairs. Between 1987 and 2003, Busselton Jetty Inc raised sufficient funds to replace 50% of the Jetty structure, establish the train service and construct the iconic Underwater Observatory.
On the 25th of November head down to the Busselton Jetty to celebrate the community leadership and passion that saved the Jetty after Cyclone Alby.
There will be performances, competitions, treasure hunt, time capsule, exhibitions, sausage sizzle, displays, bouncy castle, fishing clinic, Westpac Rescue Helicopter on display, giveaways and much more.
A walkathon will also be held to recognise the efforts of John Bussell who walked the length of the Jetty 151 times to raise money for the repairs in 1978. Stamps will be issued at the Underwater Observatory and the Jetty Shop for each one way leg completed by the participant. Sponsors are asked to commit to sponsorship of each 1.841km completed. The money raised will go to Light the Night for Leukemia research.