The Tunarama Ambassador Quest remains an integral part of every Tunarama Festival,
and has been since it's inception at our first Festival in 1962.
Ann Fuss, Miss Tunarama 1962
All 28 Miss Tunarama 1962 entrants.
1962 Miss Tunarama
Ann Fuss entered the first Tunarama Quest in 1962 as ‘Miss Cummins Rural Youth’.
There were 28 entrants and Ann, aged just 17, was crowned ‘Miss Tunarama'.
Ann was thrown into the limelight, attending lunches, balls and dances - with a chaperone - to promote the Tunarama Festival throughout the state and enjoyed a holiday on Hayman Island as a prize. Ann also appeared in The Australian Women’s Weekly, a major accolade for the time.
Ann attended our 50th Festival Celebrations along with many other past entrants and will always be regarded as the icon that is the first Tunarama Ambassador.