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2005 Dayboro Rodeo

2005 Dayboro Rodeo

 

The Dayboro Diggers’ Rodeo was first held as early as 1938, possibly on Boxing Day. The rodeo was run jointly by the Dayboro Sub-Branch R.S.S.I.L.A. and the Dayboro Public Hall Committee until at least 1951.  Rodeos were held during the war years.  During the Australia Day 1946 event, five prize bullocks died as they were being herded by experienced cattlemen.  No camp drafts were held as the committee considered it would not be humane for either man or beast to work in a shade temperature of 103 degrees. The first rodeo on the new Dayboro War Memorial Grounds was held in 1957.  For many years the rodeos were run jointly by the Dayboro War Memorial Association and the Dayboro Ambulance.  Present day Rodeos are still a major fundraiser for local community groups.