This Day in History: 1987-10-10

Despite a south-easterly wind that blew all day, the 134st (actually the 129th) Toodyay Agricultural Show at the Toodyay Showgrounds attracted an excellent attendance. Four hundred visitors came on the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway train to enjoy the Southern Districts Band and a display of vintage vehicles and machinery. The kite flying competition had ideal conditions.

Entries in some Show sections were down. The absence of entries from Keaney College (Bindoon) was felt, but those in the Lee Steere Pavilion Sections were well above previous levels. A new innovation was a sheep classing competition, won by Anthony Chitty, who went on to compete at the Wagin Woolorama. Two new trophies were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Max Mohr, in memory of their late uncle, Robert Waters, and won by Talga Stud (Toodyay) in the Commercial section and D. Lucas for the most outstanding exhibit in the Farmer classes.  The President’s Trophy now included the Goats section, and was won by Anthony D. and Marjorie M. Hamersley of the Haseley Stud at Culham. The Jean Bushell Trophy was renamed the Jean Bushell Perpetual Family Trophy, and won by Robin and Maxine J. Walker and family of Chauncy Springs, Toodyay.

The President of the Toodyay Agricultural Society was Robert Hamersley, and Judith Walton was the Secretary/Treasurer. Miss Show Girl was Kaylene Clarke.

Toodyay Agricultural Society. Schedule of prizes, 1987, 1988.
Toodyay herald, Oct. 1987, p.3; Nov. 1987, p.1 (photo), 7, 13 (photo), 14 (photo).