A day at the Show

History search at The 2014 Wallamba District A&H Show, Nabiac

On the 22nd March 2014 The Great Lakes Museum set up a stall at the 102nd Annual Wallamba and District Agricultural Show held at Nabiac, for the community to help identify over 300 nameless show goer images at the popular show. Since the show opened in 1962 it has been a great family day out full of entertainment evolving each year. These days you’ll see ring events, pavilion displays, show jumping, bull riding, dog shows, a grand parade, a demolition derby, loads of children’s activities and a fireworks finale. It’s a show not to be missed! Veiw the next shows details here> http://www.nabiac.com/show

“Show Business- L-R David (Dave) Hancock, Wylie Breckenridge, Arthur Beisler, John Smith, Mark Holstein.”

Names and dates relating to this partially documented photograph are just some of the valuable details visitors to the 2014 Nabiac Show were able to provide to volunteers manning the Great Lakes Museums display of early show photo’s. This image, from an extensive collection taken by local freelance photographer Archie Blanch, shows five dignitaries seated at the at the opening the Annual Wallamba and District Agricultural Show held at Nabiac Showground in 1962. Thanks to the valuable contributions of information supplied by the local community the records can now be updated with following names: L-R David (Dave) Hancock, Wylie Breckenridge, Arthur Beisler, John Smith, Mark Holstein.

“Some old-time show goers helping to name faces in photo’s on display at the show”



“Champion riders at the 1967 show”


This image along with approx 300 other Show photo’s from the Great Lakes Museums archive was displayed on screen at the Wallamba & District Show 2014. A great set up for show goers to put missing names to some of the faces in the less documented photos of the collection such as the following pic taken by Archie Blanch of these pretty cool looking champion riders at the 1967 show.

“Some Good-old Show Goers”


A huge big THANK YOU to the show committee for helping us out with identifying people and events featuring in the Great Lakes Museums collection of Show photo’s. The committee’s Vice President, Cherie Paterson, dropped a folder full of images into Les (Screw) Godbolt today who was able to name many of the faces. Here he is, pictured third from left, enjoying a cold one along with Darryl Paterson and, who he thinks is Betty Bridge (centre) and Bev West (right) at the 1976 Nabiac Show. Good on you Screw and thanks for helping make local history!



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