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

Description
Twenty-two black / white photographs and four coloured photographs. all are related to the Orbost Agricultural Show.
Object Registration
3087
Keywords
poultry agriculture-show-orbost
Historical information
These photographs were probably published in the Snowy River Mail. Some of the Orbost identities in the photographs are: Jim Holden; Brian Morgan; Clarrie Ingram; Jeffrey Fecondo; David Holden; Brian Holden; Richard Morgan; Sue Joiner and Charlie Owen.
They were taken in the Poultry Shed at the Orbost Show at the Newmerella Showground.
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
C1968
Made By
Snowy River Mail (Maker)
Significance
These photographs are 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.
Last updated
5 Nov 2019 at 11:35AM