Gympie Show 1970

It is 1970 and the Gympie Show heralded in a new decade. Exhibits were plentiful and fashion was keen.

Gympie Show 1970

The video we have from the Seven Network takes us through exhibits, the show ring and the fashion that was the 1970 Gympie Show.

Click here to view the video (YouTube)

Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television.
This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
© 2020 Seven Network and Gympie Regional Libraries

Starting out with the lead up to the Show, the Gympie Times reported on prepartations, the Show Ball and the “crowning” of the princesses.

Gympie Show 1970 & 1970 show princess ball, Gympie Times, Tuesday 2 May, page 5
Miss Karen Stolberg show princess, Gympie Times Saturday 9 May 1970, page 1
A radiant show princess, Gympie Times Tuesday 12 May 1970, page 3
Special attractions 1970 Gympie Show, Gympie Times Saturday 9 May 1970, page 3
Gympie Show preparations well in hand, Gympie Times, Thursday 14 May 1970, page 2
Keen interest in show dairy cattle, Gympie Times, Tuesday 19 May 1970, page 4

Show Awards were announced and the winners were announced in the Gympie Times.

Gympie Show 1970 – Artwork
Winning show painting, Gympie Times, Tuesday 19 May 1970, page 5
Gympie Show Awards – Education, Gympie Times, Tuesday 19 May 1970, page 5
Show Awards, Gympie Times, Thursday 21 May 1970, page 8
Gympie Show awards, Fat cattle, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 2
Gympie Show awards, Dairy cattle, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 3

Watch the video to see all the happenings of the 1970 Gympie Show.

Click here to view the video (YouTube)

Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television.
This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
© 2020 Seven Network and Gympie Regional Libraries

The show ring was busy with cattle and horses.

Ring events, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 4
The supreme bull champion, Gympie Times, Tuesday 26 May 1970, page 1
Up and over, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 4

Who didn’t love to watch the woodchopping?

The chips were down, Gympie Times, Tuesday 26 May 1970, page 4

You went to the show to see the latest in technology – for farm and household…

Gympie Show 1970 – Tractor sales
Gympie Show 1970 – Oven sales

The 1970 Gympie Show had a pet parade, of course…we have a different video just of the pet parade.

Watch the video here (YouTube)

Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television.
This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
© 2020 Seven Network and Gympie Regional Libraries

The show girls were judged and winners were awarded their sashes.

Judging of the Tiny Tots showgirls
Show Girls, Gympie Times, Tuesday 26 May 1970, page 4

And finally… the Gympie Times reported on the success of the the 1970 Gympie Show.

Show gate is up by $128.80, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 1
Portas family name, Gympie Times, Saturday 23 May 1970, page 5

Read all the news from the 1970 Gympie Show.

Gympie Times, Tuesday 26 May 1970, page 4
Gympie Times, Tuesday 26 May 1970, page 5

Click here to view the 1970 Gympie Show video (YouTube)

Watch the Pet Parade at the 1970 Gympie Show video here (YouTube)

Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television.
This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
© 2020 Seven Network and Gympie Regional Libraries