DALBY & DISTRICT 144TH ANNUAL SHOW

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Dalby & District Show Society's 144th Annual Show

Friday, April 11th, 8am to Saturday, April 12th, 11:45pm

56 Nicholson St

Dalby, QLD

History of the Knox Pavilion - Est 1927

KNOX PAVILION

This year marks Dalby & District Show Society's 144th Annual Year

Our first show was held in 1870.

From what we can find out, there was no pavilion then.

About 1926 a Mr. Knox decided there should be a pavilion built. He had conversation with Mr. George Hartman about the situation and a move to build a pavilion was started.


Twenty people were asked to give five pounds (ten dollars ) interest free loan to the show society repayable after five years.

These twenty people gave the five pound loan and so the pavilion was built.


It was ready for the 1927 show. After the five years when the loans became repayable, sixteen of the contributors said to convert the loan to a donation and the other four wanted their contribution repayed. Mr. Hartman was one of the contributors who never wanted a refund.


As a reward for his efforts, the show society at the request of Mr. Hartman, presented Mrs. Hartman with Life Membership. You can see the gates at the showgrounds in memorian to these two wonderful people on the corner of Nicholson & Edward Sts.