House debates

Monday, 26 October 2020

Statements by Members

Perth Royal Show

1:59 pm

Photo of Celia HammondCelia Hammond (Curtin, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

For 186 years, the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia has been holding an annual show. Originally called the Fair and Cattle Show, now the Perth Royal Show, it has grown into an iconic Western Australian event that people of all ages eagerly await each year. Sadly, this year it couldn't go ahead. This is only the third time in its long history that it has had to be cancelled. While the show couldn't go ahead in its usual format, I want to extend a huge thank you to the society's president, David Thomas, and all the hardworking staff and volunteers who were determined to keep the spirit of the show alive in 2020 through the Spring Farm Fair.

Between 26 September and 30 September the Claremont Showground came alive to the Spring Farm Fair, which gave an opportunity for people to still experience a slice of the show. Sadly, there were no prize bulls or woodchoppers, but there were stalls from local producers, an animal nursery, sheepdog trials, rides and, of course, show bags. It's been a tough year for the society, but, thanks to David Thomas and his team, the Perth Royal Show, including those magnificent beasts, the bulls and the woodchoppers, will be back.

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 43, the time for member statements has concluded.