Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Life Members of Maclean Show; Brian Farrell and Brian Ferrie Honoured

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Life Members of Maclean Show; Brian Farrell and Brian Ferrie Honoured

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Byline: Adam Hourigan adam.hourigan@dailyexaminer.com.au

FOR the two new life members of the Maclean Show Society, it is those around them that help them keep the Maclean Show the traditional event for the rural community.

Brian Farrell has been involved with the show for more than 30 years, serving on the committee for much of that time, and the treasurer's role for a period.

"I just like to help out and get things working," he said humbly.

"We don't just do the show, there's campdrafts and the dog trialling as well, but I feel very honoured and proud to accept the life membership."

Particular mention was made of Mr Farrell's involvement with the dog trials, which came from a suggestion from then show secretary Joyce Watson.

"About 12 years ago she asked if we could have some dog trials on the Tuesday night of the show," Mr Farrell said.

"And now it's taken off, with Happy Davis, who supplied the first cattle for the trial, and then started trialling himself, helped me get it to its own event, which we run in July. …

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