Locals Win at Royal Easter Show
Galston Sisters and Grandfather win awards in the caged birds classes
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.