HRH Princess Anne highlights plight of Australian farmers at RNA conference
Fewer than one per cent of Australians are now involved in farming, yet almost five million Australians went to an agricultural show in the past 12 months, HRH Princess Anne told conference delegates in Brisbane on Tuesday.
“The tradition of the agricultural shows form a particularly rich part of Australia’s social and cultural heritage,” the Princess Royal told agricultural conference delegates.
“I think there are more than 600 agricultural show societies across Australia and they do actually comprise the longest, continuously operating institution in the nation dating back to 1821,” she said.
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