Story: Shows and field days

Grand Parade, 1960

As this video of the 1960 Masterton show demonstrates, the Grand Parade is the high point of a country show. Champion horses, prize-winning bulls and sometimes machinery circle the ring to cheers from the watching crowd.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Hill Country. National Film Unit, 1960

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Farm activity competitions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008