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

Description
A sepia photograph of eleven men, wearing suits and waistcoats, standing on a vacant block of land. In the background are houses among tress. The photograph is mounted on grey card - rectangular with rounded corners.
Size
H-105mm W-164mm
Object Registration
3244
Keywords
orbost-agricultural-society annual-show-orbost agriculture-orbost
Historical information
This photograph shows members of the first Orbost Agricultural Show committee..
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
March 13 1892
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 -"Toby Nixon"
on front - "First Show 13th March 1892"
Last updated
21 May 2020 at 12:36PM