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THERE’S something fascinating
about hens, roosters, ducks and poul-
try in general that’s hard to put your
But it’s an interest that seems to in-
fect everyone which is why there was
such a big crowd in at the poultry
pavilion at last Saturday’s Wonthaggi
And there was something special to
see with the first official showing of a
rare French breed of standard Creve-
couer fowls, exhibited by Richard All-
man and Katie Stanbridge.
These fowls attracted a great amount
of attention and interestingly enough,
they were imported for the first time as
eggs, by a Grantville breeder.
Poultry show organisers were de-
lighted with the kind weather and the
quality of the show with enthusiasts
coming from far and wide.
“It was great to see Michael and
Kathy Holmes travel to Wonthaggi for
the show, particularly as they had to
travel to Albury on Saturday evening
for a family function,” said one of the
organisers, Coral Jones.
“Michael took a great deal of time
with spectators, young and old. This
is particularly good because many of
the visitors to our show have never
handled poultry before and relish the
chance to have some interaction with
So pleased were they with the day,
that a number of the exhibitors do -
nated the prize money back to help
with the running of the next event.
Poultry Results 2016: John Rowe
Memorial Trophy for Champion
Bird in Show, Australorp bantam
male, Neville Chiselett, Carrajung.
Reserve Champion Bird in Show,
Indian Runner male, Kevin Collins,
Champion Softfeather Large, Aus-
tralorp male, Kevin Collins, Morwell.
Champion Hardfeather Large, Indian
Game male, John Betts, Wonthaggi.
Champion Softfeather Bantam, Aus-
tralorp bantam male, Neville Chis-
Champion Hardfeather Bantam, In-
dian Game female, John Betts, Won-
thaggi. Champion Waterfowl, Indian
Runner male, Kevin Collins, Morwell.
Best Rare Breed, Crevecoeur fe-
male, Richard Allman and Katie
Champion Bird – Junior, Polish fe-
male, Tevuro Ihomana Montgomery,
Wonthaggi. Reserve Champion Bird –
Junior, Indian Game female, Charlie
Best Eggs, Lilly Noble, Inverloch
and Best Novice, Lilly Noble, Inver-
Judge, Michael Holmes, Wanga-
French connection in poultry shed
Charlie Cook of Dalyston collected
the Reserve Champion Junior Bird
ribbon for his Indian Game Hen at
the Wonthaggi show. m380216
Neville Chiselett of Carrajung had
the Champion Bird in the Show at
Wonthaggi on Saturday, this beau-
tiful example of a Black Australorp
male bantam, an Australian breed.
The champion water fowl in the
show at Wonthaggi on Saturday was
this Indian Runner Duck shown by
Kevin Collins. M410216
THE weather was ideal and the enter-
tainment program impressive.
There were a couple of exciting new
rides in sideshow alley including the
‘Claw’, cattle numbers were up, the fly-
ball dog enthusiasts were there en masse
and the crowd flocked to the 2016 Bass
Coast Summer Agricultural Show in re-
It was as near to perfect an event as you
could ever want to see with only a fearful
incident in one of the horse show arenas
taking some of the gloss off a truly great
And, in the end, even that worked out
as well as could be hoped.
Organisers were absolutely delighted
with the running of the show, the support
it received from the local business com-
munity and the terrific response from the
general public, both visitors and locals,
who flocked to the show in record num-
It was a far cry from last year’s event
when reports during the week of hellishly
hot conditions didn’t eventuate but were
enough to cruel interest in the event.
It was back to its very best last weekend
and praise came from all and sundry for
what is now one of the best general shows
in country Victoria.
“We’ve had a wonderful day. The crowds
were here from early in the morning and
they kept coming all day,” said assistant
show secretary, Joan Munday.
“The entertainment was first class and
both the exhibitors and the show patrons
have been very happy with it all.
“I’d say it was our biggest crowd ever
“We had the good weather forecast
through the week and that’s the way it
“Absolutely everyone is here today and
we’ve got a good spread of visitors and
Mrs Munday said a team from Worksafe
Victoria inspected all the sideshow rides
on Friday and found everything in order.
“It was a great show again and everyone
who contributed did a fantastic job.”
Record success for an almost perfect show
A huge crowd gathered in sideshow alley at the Wonthaggi show on Saturday with the most popular ride
being the ‘Claw’ which turned patrons upside down and every which way in an exciting ride. Sideshow
operators reported their best-ever show response. m160216
Members of Echuca’s WHIP Industries stunt motorbike team, including Travis
Whitten (88) and his brother Nathan Whitten (70) performed flips in tandem
during a thrillingly popular display at last Saturday’s Bass Coast Summer Agri-
cultural Show at Wonthaggi. m150216
This circus-style juggling and bal-
ancing act by Matt Woodrow aka
‘Dusty Boots’ was just one of the items
on an impressive program of enter-
tainment in front of the grandstand at
Wonthaggi on Saturday. m480216
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