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“Tradition is about preserving the flame, not worshipping the ashes”

Country people love carrying on traditions, which is why rural Agricultural Societies are such respected organisations.

Founded in 1904 the Narrogin Agricultural Society is a not-for-profit organisation that is built on the tradition of supporting the people in the community and region. The Narrogin Agricultural Society offer a range of services that surround education, health, emergency services, employment opportunities, animal interaction, community development, and religion. The Narrogin Agricultural Society has proudly served generations of families living in the region, and our team of volunteers is continually growing.

Narrogin Agricultural

The Narrogin Agricultural Show is an annual event that has been running since 1899, and symbolises what it is to live, work, and socialise in a small rural community.

Visitors enjoy a day of rides, entertainment, music, magic/interactive, arts and crafts, fashion parade, blade shearing displays, sheep roving with sheep dogs, dog agility displays, equestrian, poultry, wool, and sheep exhibits. There is something for the whole family, and we welcome visitors from near and far!

The 2021 Narrogin Agricultural Show is scheduled for Saturday 16th October 2021

For more information on the 2021 Narrogin Agricultural Show, keep a check on our Facebook page. To be involved in the Show, click here.

History

History of the Narrogin Agricultural Society

Narrogin emerged as a regional centre for Western Australia’s central south region following the construction of the Great Southern Railway Line between Albany and Beverley in the late 1880’s. The first settlers in the area were sheep herders who had followed water courses and selected property suitable for grazing. By the late 1800’s, the population was steadily growing, and farming was prosperous. The active community needed ways to boost both their working and social lives, and the launch of a local agricultural show gave them a reason to come together.

The inaugural Narrogin Agricultural Show was held in 1899, and showcased the best of local agriculture and livestock, garden produce, cooking, and crafts, as well as offering light entertainment for families. While records from the time are incomplete, it is understood that it was the Wiese brothers who worked with local men including Mr O’Conner, Mr Trefort Snr, Mr Ingram, Mr Smith, and Mr Graham to manage the first event. At this group were part of the Narrogin-Cuballing Agricultural Alliance, a group that provided a lot of assistance to the people in the local area, and which paved the way for the Narrogin Agricultural Society to come into effect.

Between 1899 and 1904, Narrogin was undergoing substantial growth. Narrogin has everything they were looking for, and as such the population grew as more settlers took up prime farming land. This led to an increased need for an organisation to provide various types of assistance to farmers and their families. As such, the Narrogin Agricultural Society officially began in 1904.

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