Memories of the Show 1997 to 2017

By John Paine

Our show is affiliated with the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies, through its Central and North West sub-chamber branch. The QCAS encompasses 129 events state-wide annually. Until recently our Show was held over the traditional Queens Birthday weekend in June but that has been shifted. This year we show on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of June with Friday being a holiday in the Winton Shire.

The late Mrs Beth Axford was the President of the Winton Show when Katrina and I initially became involved in 1997. We were particularly interested in the working horse challenge (forerunner to the Outback Legends Challenge) which had been instigated by Darryn Mitchell. Mrs Rosie Archer was the Patron at the time and remains so to this day. Later, I served as Chief Ring Steward for several years and became the President for the first time for the 2002 show and remained so until 2005. Gordon Pitt had served as President from 1999 to 2001, John Mawhinney from 2006 to 2008 and Geoff Cox from 2009 until 2011. Read More >>>>

Memories of The Winton Show

Winton P & A Society – John East

My association with the Society did not start off too well!!

Around the late 1950s or early 1960s, I got the idea that I would go along to an A.G.M. and was nominated to go on the Committee. Unlike today there was no problem with getting committee members. They wanted 25 and got 27 nominations. A ballot was held and another gentleman and I were unsuccessful.

Just after the meeting, the President ( Eddie Phillott) said that he was disappointed with the result and suggested that I take on a project and I would be accepted in due course. Read More >>

Memories of the Show 1997 – 2017 John Paine

Our show is affiliated with the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies, through its Central and North West sub-chamber branch.

The QCAS encompasses 129 events state-wide annually. Until recently our Show was held over the traditional Queens Birthday weekend in June but that has been shifted.

This year we show on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of June with Friday being a holiday in the Winton Shire. Read More >>