Festival IGA Supermarkets (also known as Festival Supermarkets or Festival IGA) was a branding name for IGA. The name was launched in June 1992 by Davids Holdings [(now known as (Metcash) in Victoria. The first Festival IGA supermarkets were launched in Canberra on 26 October 1992 in Hackett, Lyneham, Florey, Charnwood, Kingston and Hawker.
Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) is an Australian chain of supermarkets. IGA is owned by Metcash, but individual IGA stores are owned independently. It is the Australian branch of the international American-based Independent Grocers Association. Its main competitors are Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. It is the fourth largest chain, since Aldi overtook Metcash in supermarket revenues.
Metcash is an Australian conglomerate company distributing and marketing groceries, fresh produce, alcoholic beverages, hardware, and other consumer goods. Notable retailers the company owns include IGA, Mitre 10 and Home Timber & Hardware.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 410,301, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a Canberran. Although Canberra is the capital and seat of government, many federal government ministries have secondary seats in state capital cities, as do the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.
Within 1995, more Festival IGA Supermarkets were opened throughout Canberra and New South Wales: Deakin, Richardson, Kaleen, Jindabyne, Tumut, Merimbula, Moruya, Batemans Bay, Ainslie and Wanniassa.
Deakin is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Development began in the 1920s, although the vast majority of the suburb was built after 1945. It is a largely residential suburb. It includes the official residence of the Prime Minister, The Lodge, and the Royal Australian Mint.
Richardson is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia, district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2905. The suburb is named after the author Henry Handel Richardson, nom de plume of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (1870–1946). It was gazetted on 5 May 1975. Streets are named after writers, especially female writers. It is next to the suburbs of Calwell, Isabella Plains, Gowrie and Chisholm. It is bounded by Johnson Drive, Ashley Drive and Isabella Drive.
Kaleen is a suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb's name means ‘water’ in the language of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal tribe of the central west region of New South Wales. Kaleen was gazetted as a suburb on 15 January 1974. The streets are named after Australian rivers.
By 1999, the Festival brand had disappeared and was renamed under the IGA banner. However, the IGA Supermarkets in Tasmania kept the Festival branding until at least 2012.
Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.
The logo for Festival IGA was the wording "Festival" in a red font with yellow shadowing in the background and there was a blue star on top of the "I".
The Coolangatta Estate at Shoalhaven Heads was established in 1822 by Alexander Berry on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Coolangatta Estate is located on the northern bank of the Shoalhaven River, in the foothills of a mountain called Coolangatta. The word 'Coolangatta' is from an aboriginal word which means either splendid view or good lookout. The estate today is in a picturesque setting overlooking the ocean and surrounded by vineyards.
Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. Located in Sydney, New South Wales, the house is at the far eastern end of Kirribilli Avenue in the harbourside suburb of Kirribilli. It is one of two official Prime Ministerial residences, the primary official residence being The Lodge in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Palmyra is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Melville.
The Ardmona Football Club is an Australian rules football club from the Goulburn Valley town of Ardmona, Victoria, Australia that plays in the Kyabram & District Football League reserves.
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HCF was formed in 1932 to provide health insurance cover to Australians. Since then, it has grown to become one of the country's largest combined registered private health fund and life insurance organisations. HCF is the 3rd largest health insurance company by market share and is the largest not-for-profit health fund in Australia.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes is a suffragan Latin Rite diocese of the Archdiocese of Sydney, established in 1887, initially as the Diocese of Wilcannia, and then changed to the current name in 1917. At this time, six parochial districts of Bathurst Diocese, including those of Parkes and Forbes, were added to its western neighbour. The diocese covers the Far West region of New South Wales in Australia. The Bishop's office is in Forbes but his seat is in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Broken Hill.
Supabarn is a supermarket chain based in Canberra with shops across the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) and New South Wales in Australia with its head office located in Braddon, Canberra. The chain has been in operation since 1994 and current turnover is $121 million in 2007
John William Greene was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1931 to 1934.
Daniel George Gough was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
The Sydney Eisteddfod is an independent community based not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee a registered charity in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the federal Register of Cultural Organisations eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. Directors and advisors are honorary. Sydney Eisteddfod annually presents a competitive festival with the help of arts and education professionals. The Festival involves events for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, choirs, bands and orchestras, along with creative categories for composers, writers and poets.
Lieutenant Leonard Thomas Eaton Taplin qualified as a flying ace during World War I. During his service in Palestine, he helped pioneer the use of aerial photography for cartography. He then transferred to the Western Front and was credited with 12 official aerial victories. Postwar, he was an aviation pioneer in Australia, and a leading citizen in his adopted hometown.
Pine Creek railway station is a disused railway station and museum on the former North Australia Railway in Pine Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. The station is located 235 km (146 mi) from the original Darwin station, and was the southern terminus of the line until 1914. The station precinct is the most complete remaining example of infrastructure associated with the line.
Stapleton is a rural locality in the Coomalie Shire of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Adelaide River and is situated on Stapleton Creek.
What's Up, Doc? was a children's program which aired on the Nine Network in Australia from 31 July 1993 until 24 December 1999. It centred on the showing of Warner Bros. cartoons and hosted segments with additional original elements. It followed on from The Bugs Bunny Show, a similar program hosted by Sophie Lee, which aired from 1990 until 1992.
This article outlines the history of Smooth Island, popularly known as Garden Island, in Norfolk Bay, Tasmania. The names come from the island's gently undulating topography and lush vegetation in comparison with the stony mainland. It has been privately owned since 1864.
Allan Strang was an Australian rules footballer who played for the South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Welcome Mart was an Australian supermarket chain that was founded by David and Holdings in Canberra and New South Wales in 1992, the same time they rebranded some of Canberra's supermarkets as Festival. They rebranded all the Foodmaster Supermarkets. The first stores opened in Downer, Fraser, Dickson, McKellar, Melba, Kingston, Kambah, Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Latham, Holder and Isaacs.
Foodmaster Supermarkets was an Australian supermarket chain that was founded in Canberra in 1983. The supermarkets were located in Downer, O'Connor, Melba, McKellar, Kingston, Red Hill, Wanniassa, Latham, Fraser, Holder, Kambah, Monash and Fisher.
Oswald Francis Mingay was a public servant, wireless signalman in the Australian Army during World War I, and an early wireless experimenter. He was, however, best known as a journalist, editor, and publisher of radio-related publications over several decades. He was radio manager for Burgin Electric, and influenced that firm to establish Australia's first Class B broadcasting station in 1924.