Back in the Dark Ages, when I was a child and Dad worked on farms, I remember him using one of these. When the tractor broke down he used a horse to pull it.
Finally there were the district displays. I ran out of camera before I could finish with the Pilbara and Kimberley districts. Still, the ones I got were quite impressive.
Western Australia has always grown wheat but over the past half century the range of grains has grown. Each segment of Ceres’ skirt is made of samples of each of the grains grown.
Here is another grouping of grain varieties (click and the cards become almost readable.)
Flowers, bottles of wine, jars of honey, wool, pottery, olive oil. They all get a mention in the display from the South West.
Eggs! Just who knew there were so many varieties of eggs?
Fruit and vegetables, for both local use and for export.
So that completes the archive’s view of this year’s Perth Royal Show. Half a million people will visit the Show this year. Even though it is no longer the Show I remember from the past, it is still invigorating to be a part of such a crowd.