Roslyn Blacket: Life Member

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Roslyn Blacket (nee Anning) grew up on a property near Charters Towers. After leaving school she trained as a nurse and was working in Townsville when she met her future husband Bob, whilst he had cattle on agistment near Charters Towers. They were married in 1966 and Roslyn came to the Winton district to live with Bob at Tibourie.

Over the years they made their home at different properties, as their family and cattle business grew. It was while living at Amelia Downs, Winton, that Roslyn became aware of the need to join the Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Society with the view to becoming a volunteer. She worked mostly in the Pavilion area, particularly in the Art and Photography sections. It was a good way to get to know people and contribute to the community, as well as getting a break from work on the property.

Both Roslyn and husband, Bob, were strong supporters of the Winton Show, as volunteers and exhibitors and both served in the role of President. Roslyn was President from 1990-1992, and later was awarded Life Membership. Looking back on her involvement with the Show, Roslyn says that volunteering for the Show was a rewarding experience as she saw her efforts were of benefit to her community.