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The first show of livestock, agricultural and other exhibits was held in the yards and shed of the Albion Inn, West Maitland in May 1842. The schedule of exhibits included wine, wheat, barley, maize, tobacco, cheese, butter, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and ploughing implements. Recognition was given to servants with the longest service record, with the best testimonial as to character and to the person who ‘pays the greatest attention to the appearance and comfort to his cottage and garden’. No sheep or wine were exhibited. Winners were awarded a silver medal. Kip and sole leather from George Turner’s Tannery and Colonial Earthenware by Mr King of Irrawong were also exhibited. Mr Doyle’s oranges reportedly measured 14 inches in circumference.
The 162nd Maitland Show will be held on 16, 17 & 18 February 2024
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