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Minyip Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc

Minyip Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc

Contact Details

  • Contact Name: Iris Wiese, General Secretary
  • Phone Number: 03 5385 7440
  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 16 , Minyip Vic 3392
  • Email Address: iris.wiese@optusnet.com

Location

P.O. Box 16, Minyip, Victoria, Australia

Minyip Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc

P.O. Box 16, Minyip, Victoria, Australia

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MINYIP SHOW - In partnership with Minyip Primary School:
PAVILION EVENTS - EQUESTRIAN: RING AND SHOW JUMPING - ART EXHIBITION - MUSIC & FAMILY FESTIVAL FUN DAY.
Held on the first Tuesday of October each year at the Minyip Recreation Reserve.

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Biography

MINYIP SHOW – 2016

ENTRIES CLOSE:  5.00pm Friday 31 September 2016 at Senior Citizens’ Rooms, Main Street, Minyip

CONTACT:   General Secretary: Iris Wiese,  Ph:0353857440  Email: iris.wiese@optusnet.com

Equestrian Secretary: Martin Godena,  Ph:0422024113

Refer to “Events” tab within this website to access links to Rules and Entry Form documents for further detailed information.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

A rich history surrounds the Minyip Agricultural & Pastoral Society, from the Society’s formation in 1886 through the excitement of the very first Show on 23 September 1887 to the present day 120th Show to be held on 4 October 2016.

Minyip’s social, commercial and agricultural history has been sculptured in part by the activities of the Society over those years, having provided display opportunities for evolving farm machinery and farming methods, stock breeding and husbandry, contributing to the rich social fabric of home and family crafts, cooking skills, horsemanship and support for community social and commercial activity to name just a few.

The challenging struggle is to maintain the viability and perhaps even the relevance of Show Societies and their activities for small communities in the modern era, with the gradual loss of the smaller farm holdings, combined with economic downturn in many small rural areas.

At the 1985 Minyip Show, then President Mr A.W. Milgate called on all young people to support future Minyip Shows as he saw the Show Society future as being in their hands. (Boyd, Helen: On With The Show, 1986).

Minyip Primary School has become a valuable partner in the conduct of the Annual Show over the most recent few years, redeeming the prophecy of Mr Milgate’s words.  Students now act in the role of co-executive members of the Society, performing a vital contribution to the planning, administration and support of a significant community event whilst building personal and community pride, under the auspices of Principal Doug Walters and staff.

Despite the disappearance of traditional Show Ring events, the Minyip Show has compensated with the evolution of a festival style program by retaining the original Pavilion Exhibits and by the re-introduction of Equestrian and Show Jumping events, plus an art exhibition conducted by The Minyip Arts Collective.

So come along and enjoy a fun family day, admire the skills of our community members on display and support the efforts of those who toil to make this day such an important community event.  See you there!

An excellent publication opening the window on the first 100 years of the Minyip A & P Society, from 1886 – 1986, is titled “On With The Show” written by Helen Boyd and published in 1986 (ISBN 0 9588935-0-0).  Helen is a long term servant of the Minyip A & P Society and has not only provided skilled research but has been an integral part of the Society activities over many years.  This publication is available by contacting the Society’s Secretary and is a valuable repository of Minyipian history.

 

Member of Organisations

Wimmera Agricultural Societies Association (WASA)
Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd (VAS)
Equestrian Federation of Australia

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