Brookfield Show

Stage Number: MBNH.06.04.08

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Upper Brookfield-Brookfield

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49347222,152.91263889

Time Link: 1910

Map Link: 1911

Image Time Point: 1911

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Brookfield Shows were run by the Brookfield, Pullen Vale and Moggill Farmers’ Dairymen’s and Fruitgrowers’ Association from 1910 to 1926. A very successful Sports Day, followed by a Social and Dance, was held in June 1919 to raise urgently needed funds. The great variety of events included horse and cycling trials. The Show was abandoned that year, due to the influenza epidemic. Brookfield Country Fair and Horse Shows from 1954 to 1956 preceded the revival of the Brookfield Show in 1957. The one-day event evolved to two days in 1970 and the present three days in 1980, largely to accommodate horse events. The Brookfield Show is no longer an agricultural show, but remains the major event of the year for the Show Society, and attracts a large number of visitors from the broader community.


Wager, Libby. 2010. Over the Hurdles. The Brookfield Show Society and its Predecessors. Brookfield Show Society.
Available from Brookfield District Museum and Historical Society, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield. [email protected].

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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 2 west. AG2