Did you know Kyogle CWA was the first branch in Australia to provide a rest area at an agricultural show?
And this fine tradition continues at Kyogle Show tomorrow, Saturday, October 7.
The CWA was formed during the Royal Easter Show in 1922.
The Kyogle branch formed in November 1925.
In 1926, the branch members provided their first “rest tent” at the Kyogle Show, a cool, shady place for mothers and children to rest out of the sun, wind or rain. The CWA provided refreshments, comfortable seats and even bassinets where mothers could leave their sleeping babies under the watchful eye of CWA members.
By 1930, the women of the Kyogle CWA had raised enough funds to build an actual restroom – a timber building at the Kyogle Showgrounds.
The building has since been repurposed but the Kyogle Evening branch of the CWA carries on the tradition.
The Kyogle Evening branch formed in 2015, and by 2016 was providing a rest tent at the Kyogle Show, something it has done every year since except for the covid years.
This year the women are back with another rest tent adjoining their stall. At the stall you can buy CWA cook books and the CWA’s famous tea towels.
The rest tent has comfortable seats, a baby change table, and is suitable for breastfeeding mothers.
Visit the CWA stall and rest tent on Saturday, October 7 only, at the Kyogle Show.
Check out the Kyogle Show Saturday program including the Demolition Derby and the announcement of the winner of the Kyogle Young Woman of the year. And there are special performances from Bluey and friends.
Enjoy these photos from past shows.