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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 group of men, dressed in suits, standing in outside a wooden building. The front row is seated and the back row standing.
Size
H-88mm W-128mm
Object Registration
3190
Keywords
orbost-agricultural-society
Historical information
This is probably a photograph of An Orbost Agricultural Show Committee. Those in the photograph are: Back L-R Archie Rodwell; Rupert Mosley; A. Pardew; John Gilbert.
Front - Bill Cummings; Draffin; John Johnstone.
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
early 20th century
Significance
This photographs 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 - 'Pop on N.E. Corner"
Last updated
12 Mar 2020 at 3:18PM