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Mullewa Agricultural Show returns for the 89th year of family fun and entertainment

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Winners of the Mullewa Gift for 2023
Camera IconWinners of the Mullewa Gift for 2023 Credit: supplied

Nearing the age of 90, the annual Mullewa Agricultural Show is showing no signs of slowing down, showcasing log chopping, sheep shearing and some of the fastest legs in the region.

Now in its 89th year, more than a year’s hard work and preparation came to fruition when more than 1000 people attended the show and soaked up the warm sunshine on Saturday, with the mercury reaching 29.9C.

Event organiser Jasmine Marsh said: “The event ran really smoothly, and it was such a nice day — everyone really enjoyed themselves.”

As always, the annual Mullewa Gift was a fan favourite, with 19-year-old Tony Niyongabo winning the 120m race in a time of 13.15sec., followed by Josh Hook in second place (13.23sec.) and Yuna’s Ella Batten in third place (13.26sec.).

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The crowd found other favourites in the FMX display from Hardwired Entertainment, as well as the quick shearing event which captivated the audience who watched Jack Teaho take home the title in 24.59sec.

More than 1000 volunteers dedicated thousands of hours to the planning and set up of the event and Ms Marsh said the event would not have been possible without them.

The local schools presented art displays, while Mid West residents showed off their talents in the photography competition, as well as fruit and veg growing and floral arrangements.

Ms Marsh said the pressure was on for next year to deliver the best possible show for the event’s milestone 90th anniversary.

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