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HISTORY.

  • Since 1868, for 156 years, the Inverell Show Society has hosted the local show with a long history of community involvement.

  • The first show was held on the banks of the Macintyre River behind what is now Coles.

  • In 1873 it was moved to Kamilaroi Park which is now a sporting oval.

  • Our current location, which we have enjoyed since 1914, is the Inverell Showground which is on the Tingha Road on the edge of town.

During that history the society has had a total of 22 Presidents with the longest serving being Darrell Holder who stepped down in 2011 after a period of 21 years in the chair. Following is a list of our past Presidents:

1897 - 1914     J Borthwick

1915 - 1916     J Swan

1917 - 1919     N C Bucknell

1920 -              J Bowling

1921 - 1924     A Avern

1925 - 1926     N C Bucknell

1927 - 1929     A S McColl

1930 - 1939     E S Anderson

1940 - 1941     D M Sinclare

1942 - 43 - 44  War Years

1945 - 1948     F File

1949 - 1962     J McColl

1963 - 1967     R S McIntyre

1968 - 1970     A J Gibson

1971 - 1972     J Pilcher

1973 -  1974    A Gibson

1974 - 1976     R Turner

1977 - 1982     G Mather

1983 - 1985     C Marshall

1986 - 1988     S White

1989 - 2011     D Holder

2011 - 2018     G McKenzie

2018 -              J Burtenshaw

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SAPPHIRE WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND

 

 

Over the past few years, the Inverell Show Society has been very fortunate to receive support and funding from the Sapphire Wind Farm.

  • In 2018, they provided us with funding to entertain the crowds with the Rooftop Express.

  • In 2019, we were allocated grant money from the Sapphire Wind Farm Community Fund to upgrade our campdraft facilities. 

  • In 2021, we once again announce funding from the Sapphire Wind Farm in the form of a grant to provide an upgrade to the power in our beef cattle pavilions. This is allowing the Inverell Show Society to be more Covid safe and OHS compliant.

A special thank you to the Sapphire Wind Farm for their continued support of not only the Inverell Show Society but the Inverell Community as a whole.

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