Northampton Show 2022

Aug 2022Events, Stories

Written by Fred Porter.

It gives me great pleasure to both announce and invite you to the 104th Annual Northampton District Agricultural Show, to be held at the Showground on Saturday 17th September 2022.

In the spirit of reconciliation the Northampton District Agricultural Society acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout the shire and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

It was sometime in May this year I got a call to say this year’s show had been cancelled. I immediately started calling what was left of the committee and was warmly welcomed into the role of President to make it happen once again. I was born in Northampton in 1975, my parents Bob and Dawn were also born in Northampton, and my family has a 111 year history as primary producers in the region. Our beach house was the third house ever built in Kalbarri (and amongst the last left standing – they sure don’t build ‘em like they used to). The main street of Kalbarri is Porter Street, named after my Great Grandfather, with whom I share the same name, and was Shire President of Northampton back in his day. The Northampton Show is something very dear to me that I simply could not sit idle and let fade away.

Read the Presidents Extended Welcome Message on the new Northampton Show website.

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