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Sydney Royal Easter Show

time line ...

Sydney Royal Easter Show
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
  • 1822 The Agricultural Society of NSW was formed.
  • 1823 The First Show was held at Parramatta.
  • 1869 First Show in Sydney (Prince Alfred Park) attracts 37,350 people.
  • 1882 Show Opens at Moore Park
  • 1891 Queen Victoria grants permission to use the prefix "Royal".
  • 1900 The introduction of the Showbag, as means of promoting products.
  • 1942-1946 No Shows held during WWII.
  • 1947 Show reopens with a record attendance of 1,232,413 people.
  • 1998 Show moves at Sydney Showground in Homebush Bay.

about...

Sydney Royal Easter Show
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Like in many parts in the world, in autumn, people are celebrating the agriculture and they like to show their achievements in cultivation of crops, to show their cattle and sheep and to exchange expertise and different products. In Australia, Royal Easter Show is organized in the weeks before Easter, and is opened for two weeks.

If you ask me, The Royal Easter Show is an expensive waste of time. In 2008 the entrance ticket for an adult was 32 AUD, 22 AUD for children, cheapest ride 5 AUD, fairy floss 4 AUD, soft drink 4 AUD. The good part is that The Royal Easter Show is organized at the Sydney Showground in Homebush, which is part of the Olympic Park. By visiting The Royal Easter Show, you have also the opportunity to visit the Olympic venues, such as Telstra Stadium, the Sydney SuperDome, Aquatic and Athletic Centers, and so on.

tourist information ...

How to get there - see map.
CityRail has direct services between Central Station and Olympic Park Station and also from Lidcombe.

There are also buses available fro Strathfield, Newington, Rydalmere, Parramatta Station, Lidcombe and Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf.

Sydney Ferries operates a daily service between Circular Quay and Parramatta stopping at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf.

Please use the Trip Planner web site to find the most suitable connections for you.

Contact details:
RAS OF NSW
1 Showground Road
Sydney Olympic Park
Ph: (02) 9704 1111
Web site: The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Hours of Operation:
Please check The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW web pages for details.
28 February
1790 - John Irving, is the first convict emancipated in New South Wales.

1890 - The steamship RMS Quetta sinks off Cape York Peninsula, killing 133.

1973 - The federal voting age is lowered from 21 to 18.
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