For many years now, we have never known the year in which first president J.T. Close received his Life Membership. Through careful research through newspapers, we have finally found this important date:
"At a meeting of Finley Agricultural and Pastoral Association eulogistic references were made to the outstanding services rendered by Mr. J.T. Close to the Association since its inception, and it was unanimously decided to confer on him a life membership of the Association. Reference was also made to the unfailing support over a long period by Mr. J. Tullock, and a similar honor was conferred on him"
~ Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser, August 16, 1945
J.T. Close was the first in a long line of hardworking volunteers to receive life membership of the Finley Show Society, with a total 35 men and women receiving the honour over the past 70 years.
With our 100th show in 2017, we are looking at expanding our historic archives in order to produce a grand display, and for publication.
In order to do this, we need the help of the community.
We are looking for:
We want to share the history of the Finley Agricultural & Pastoral Association, as well as Finley in general, with the community through possible publication. In order to do this and make it the best it can be, we need the support of the community in helping us gather as much history as possible.
Help us record our local history in order to preserve it for future generations.