There’s a red tree at the back of the Amphitheatre. It’s a dead gum tree. In about 2004 Uncle Doug decided to paint it red. That ended up being a pinky kind of red. In 2015, for Meredith’s Silver Jubilee to commemorate 25 years, the Red Tree was painted Silver. In 2016 it returned to Red, and there is now another tree in The Sup’ painted Silver.
For some reason or other, in about 2008 someone decided to have a get-together for all the red-haired people on site. I’m not sure how they spread the word – it was nothing to do with festival organisers – but it gathered momentum and quite a few people turned up. It was known as the ‘Ranga Meet’. It’s happened each year since, at around 8pm on Saturday night. Apparently at the 2010 Meredith there was even debate about how ‘red’ one had to be to be ‘red’. Anyway. There you go.