Lo­cals Win at Royal Easter Show

Gal­ston Sis­ters and Grand­fa­ther win awards in the caged birds classes

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Front Page -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to sis­ters Kim­berly Old­ham, 11 from Gal­ston Pri­mary School and Jade Old­ham, 13, from Gal­ston High School for their wins in the ju­nior caged birds cat­e­gories at the Royal Easter Show.

They have both been in­spired by their grand­fa­ther, Ray Gal­braith. Ray, 71, from Gal­ston also topped ten cat­e­gories at this year’s show. He won awards for his clear­wings, pairs, al­bi­nos and luti­nos. Ray is a reg­u­lar contributor to our mag­a­zine.

Ray has been a keen bird breeder all his life, start­ing in Bal­main as a child, and con­tin­u­ing that love of birds when he moved to Gal­ston.

Jade and Kim­berly started to com­pete with the grand­fa­ther about three years ago. They both love help­ing to look af­ter the birds and have learned a great deal from the wealth of knowl­ege of their grand­fa­ther. Both girls go with their grand­fa­ther to the lo­cal and na­tional shows. It's only in re­cent years that the Royal Easter Show has in­tro­duced ju­nior cat­e­gories, which has meant the girls can com­pete.

The next show the fam­ily are hop­ing to get to is the Aus­tralian Na­tional Budgeri­gar Coun­cil Cham­pi­onship Show in Mackay En­ter­tain­ment-Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, in, Queens­land.

It's lovely to see the girls hav­ing such a great time with their grand­fa­ther.

Well done to Ray, Kim­berly and Jade.

Photo: Peter Kelly, Hills Shire Times

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