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It's the first day of the 2011 Ekka today - where the country comes to the city.
The first Royal Queensland Show (Or Brisbane Exhibition as it was originally called) was held between 22-16 August 1976 and attracted 17,000 visitors.
The show was a spin off from the age of International Exhibitions that was occurring across Britain, the Empire and worldwide.
Although the show is so much more now, it was originally primarily an agricultural show and a chance for the industry to show of its new inventions and practices such as ultra-modern ploughing, sowing and harvesting artefacts.
The show has only ever been cancelled twice - in 1919 throughout the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic, in which the grounds were used as a temporary hospital for the sick. And in 1942 due to the Second World War.
Back in 1966 when the EKKA came to town, our very own John Knox provided the voices for the radio ads for the EKKA in that year. We have dug into the vault and found the ad in it’s entirety for your listening pleasure.