On This Day… Showing Oakey’s Patriotism

This month I came across this article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Friday 22 September 1916, page 4. As you all know, this year we are smack in the middle of the ANZAC 100 commemoration period and so it is no surprise that I find an article about what is happening on the home front. What really caught my eye about this article is that it’s talking about the Oakey Show…… in September! We always think of the Show Circuit as being locked in stone, but this makes me wonder if the show started off later in the year and was moved to the start or if all the shows were shuffled up during the war years.

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