Rodeo Queens of days past

The world famous Mount Isa Rodeo turns 60 this week. 

To celebrate, we have dug into our photo archives to bring you a glimpse of the past. 

North West Star is beyond excited for the 60th Mount Isa Rodeo this week. 

Each night we will share a gallery of photos that will give you a glimpse into the past. 

Tonight we celebrate our Queens. 

The annual Queen Quest has been a cornerstone of the Mount Isa Rodeo for more than 50 years. 

The first ever Mount Isa Rodeo Queen was Judy Brennan who was crowned in 1961.

Queen hopefuls have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local community. 

They have washed cars, held fashion parades and social evenings, organised fun runs and talent shows.