If you were in Canberra on this day in 1966, you would most likely be rubbing your eyes in surprise at the sight before you.
Pink snow fell throughout the Snowy Mountains and red rain showered Canberra's city and suburban areas.
Kosciusko State Park Ranger J. Govern said the night before the snow was a definite reddish-pink.
It remained pink on the ground for several hours until covered by fresh snowfalls.
At Smiggin Holes, Perisher and Thredbo, the pink snow came down and continued for a full day.
In Canberra, the red rain meant extra washing for many households.
Clothes hanging on washing lines were streaked with red blotches. Cars, house windows and walls were also muddied.
A supervising meteorologist at Canberra Weather Bureau said that red dust was widespread the Sunday afternoon and morning before the strange rain and was the cause of the colour.
Snowfall had been reported over the entire Canberra region.