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Join us on a time travelling adventure as we visit the Royal Adelaide Show in 1968. What is similar to your local show today? What looks different? Click on the images below for photos, videos and more information. Suitable for years 3 to 6.

Did you know?

'Agriculture' means 'working the land'. It is important because it produces many of the things we need to survive: fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, wool and more.

Take the quiz

How much do you know about the Royal Adelaide Show? Check out the Kids learning space pages above, then see how many answers you can get right!

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Show online quiz

Do the exercise

Pay close attention to the photos in the Kids learning space pages above, then see if you can select the oldest photo!

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Show online exercise

Watch the videos

See the people, animals, rides and events at the 1968 Royal Adelaide Show.

1968 Royal Adelaide Show 2.24

Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc.

Agricultural show clips on the Australian Screen website
Amateur and professional footage from Sydney (1926 and 1941) Brisbane (1952) and Melbourne (1962). Duration: 1:47 to 2:21.

1963 Royal Adelaide Show on YouTube
Commonwealth Film Unit report covering the apple packing competition, grand parade and shearing demonstrations. From the National Film and Sound Archive. Duration: 3:57.

1950s Royal Adelaide Show on YouTube
Amateur footage of the grand parade, show rides and sideshow alley. From the State Library of South Australia Duration: 14:54.

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