THE OAMARU SHOW.
(l!v Telegraph.) (prom OCR SCROTAL I'ORRPSFONDErn’.) Oam.vuu, Nov. ‘JO. During the afternoon about 5000 people attended the Show, and the weather was really splendid. But notwithstanding the excellent weather the ground was very unpleasant at times from the clouds of dust that swept over it. The ground has a fine situation in the summit of a hill, but it gave no protection from the dust. The turn out of hqrses was magnificent. Wo question whesher any other part of New Zealand could compete with North Otago in her annual display of all classes. Banker, the champion of Christchurch last year, took first honors as an entire, with Heather Jock 2nd. In cattle the Shorthorns and Ayrshires were well represented. I 1 here was also a grand display of sheep which occupied a large share of public attention. The implements were fully up to Christchurch, which your readers know was excellent. Reid and G;ay occupied a fair share of the ground. In dairy produce the number reached the extraordinary total of ninety. The butter looked miserably bad, being covered with dust. A grand feature in this department was the enclosing of all produce with wire netting so as to prevent the public from abusing it so much as is generally the case at those annual gatherings. I cannot speak too highly of the whole arrangements of this Association. A large ring is fitted up, with three tiers of seats which seem to be fully appreciated by the public during the time the judging was going on. There were two threshing machines under steam on the ground, one a Ransome and Sims, with straw feeder and burner ; and of course there were all the usual demonstrations of a holiday in the shape of a fine band, and other attractions.
The Cup was taken by Fleming and Hedley with 25 points, against Mr. Menlove’s 24. A fatal accident occurred on the Show ground this afternoon to a man named M'Kenzie, a blacksmith residing at Kakanui. He watching some horses which were being ridden over hurdles, wnen one of them turned round and kicked deceased in the stomach, causing almost instan taneous death. He leaves a widow and eleven children. An inquest will be held.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 25, 22 November 1879
THE OAMARU SHOW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 25, 22 November 1879
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