From Robert David Orchard
“My version of the Foundation (Gold) Medal is that it was awarded to my Great Grandfather, David Orchard better known as Goggy. The inscription on the medal is BARRABA P A & H ASSOCIATION LIFE MEMBER 1905. I’ve been led to believe that when the show society or association was formed the people connected to its formation made a donation or loan of £ 10 each. (I think the people were asked for a loan for the show association to be formed) I don’t know how many contributed to this.
Later when the show association became financial and people were offered their money back and those that didn’t take the money were awarded a gold foundation medal. This is how I obtained the medal, it has passes down through our family to the fourth generation, and all four generations were David or have David as a second name”
David Orchard, Foundation member
It is interesting to note that at the 1946 Show, three foundation members were present, viz., Mr. D Orchard and Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Carter. All other foundation members were then deceased. Photo of David Orchard to the left wearing his foundation medal.
When the program for the 100th Show was prepared in 2011 it was thought that Daniel Capel (right) was the first Show President. The President of the first Show was in fact Edward King. If you know of a photograph of Edward King we would appreciate your help. Please get in touch with current President Tim Crowley.