The families who pioneered the State of Western Australia also founded the Royal Agricultural Society, which was established in 1831.
In its early years, the Society’s meetings were held monthly at Guildford Inn and were usually attended by the Governor of Western Australia, Sir James Stirling. Later the meeting place became the Woodbridge Hotel. The Society still enjoys the patronage and active support of the Governor of Western Australia.
The First Official Show
On January 3, 1834, at a historic meeting of the Society, it was decided to hold an annual show – this show came to be known as the “Fair and Cattle Show”. The first Fair and Cattle Show was held on November 7, 1834.
According to the Society’s records at that time, the colony’s stock amounted to 307 cows, 96 working cattle, 97 bulls and steers, 3545 sheep, 492 goats and 374 pigs.
This will be our first visit to the Perth Royal Show & we are looking forward to it.
Come & join us & we will help you design the perfect gift or just spoil yourself.