Entry in the Wool section is now open for the 2019 Winton Show.
To enter into this section submit the nomination form available to download from this page along with your entry fee.
Entry can be made to:
Attn: Wool Steward, PO Box 97, Winton Show Qld 4735
For further information:
Jodi Axford – 0477 573 211
John O’Connell came to Camara with his wife Jean and their five young children in December 1959. He was passionate about sheep and wool and at that time Camara ran mostly sheep and only had a handful of cattle. He maintained his owner classer wool stencil until his death in 1994, and used it every year when we shore the lambs and rams. He loved the Winton Show and enjoyed the camaraderie of the working bees, and said that it was hard to get on the committee early on because there were more people available than vacancies on the committee. He was the Chief Steward of the Sheep section for many years and had a lot to do with the Show Wether Production Trial which bolstered the wool section and the Show’s finances as well. He had a quilt made from broad ribbons won by Camara sheep and wool at the Winton, Hughenden and Muttaburra Shows. It was a standard joke every year as Mr O’C and I headed to the Show AGM , Mrs O’C would shake her fist at him and say “Don’t you dare come the Show President”! He became president of numerous district associations but he only became Chief Steward of the Sheep Section of the Winton Show!
2016 Winner: Ayrshire Downs
2017 Winner: Escombe Downs
2018 Winner: Bonnie Downs
2019 Winner: Colane
John O’Connell and Ninian Stewart-Moore at the Hughenden Show with Camara Sheep.