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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph of a large group of riders on horseback. They are in a paddock. In the background is a wooden building.
Size
H-81mm W-139mm
Object Registration
1184
Keywords
orbost-agricultural-show-event
Historical information
This photograph shows the show ring at the Orbost Annual Agricultural Show in 1907.
The first meeting to form an Agricultural society in Orbost was convened by the then Orbost Progress Association and held in the Mechanics Hall on Saturday, 10th October 1891. Its first show was held on 3rd March 1904...on a site alongside the Bonang Road where the present Golf Club stands. It is currently held at the Recreation Reserve at Newmerella. (Ref: In Times Gone By-Deborah Hall)


When Made
1907
Significance
This item is associated with the Orbost Agricultural Society 's Annual Show which has been a major event in Orbost for over a century.
Agricultural shows are an important part of cultural life in small country towns and the Orbost Show is an integral part of Orbost 's agricultural history.

Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Orbost Agric. Show Ring, 1907, Mrs A M Marshal East Bairnsdale"
Last updated
27 May 2019 at 2:10PM