Region diversity on display at show

Ann RawlingsThe West Australian
Ben and Olivia Nixon, Lily Baker and Doriana Mangili, of the Gascoyne Food Council, with produce grown in the Gascoyne.
Camera IconBen and Olivia Nixon, Lily Baker and Doriana Mangili, of the Gascoyne Food Council, with produce grown in the Gascoyne. Credit: Ann Rawlings

From fresh produce, pearls, wool and camel milk, to wildflowers, prospecting for gold and virtual reality farm experiences, the IGA Perth Royal Show’s Walk Through WA pavilion showcased the State’s regions — and agriculture — in true style.

The pavilion aims to celebrate WA’s diversity, with displays covering the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Goldfields-Esperance, South West and Peel districts.

Many displays used technology to highlight the beauty of their regions, including video content on unique flora and fauna and sightseeing adventures.

Agritourism was another popular feature of this year’s displays, with organisers keen to promote the important contribution of agriculture to the State.

Merri Harris of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Food Farm Alliance.
Camera IconMerri Harris of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Food Farm Alliance. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Olivia Williamson, of Warnbro, enjoying a FarmVR virtual reality farm experience with Think. Digital, while Think. Digital owner Tim Gentle helps Charlie Aitken, of Warnbro, fly over a farm in virtual reality.
Camera IconOlivia Williamson, of Warnbro, enjoying a FarmVR virtual reality farm experience with Think. Digital, while Think. Digital owner Tim Gentle helps Charlie Aitken, of Warnbro, fly over a farm in virtual reality. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Kate Lown, of the Lower Great Southern Economic Alliance, representing the Amazing South Coast.
Camera IconKate Lown, of the Lower Great Southern Economic Alliance, representing the Amazing South Coast. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Husband and wife Ken and Jenny Harris. Mrs Harris, who is president of the Mid West Agricultural Society, has been representing the Mid West at the show for 38 years.
Camera IconHusband and wife Ken and Jenny Harris. Mrs Harris, who is president of the Mid West Agricultural Society, has been representing the Mid West at the show for 38 years. Credit: Ann Rawlings
Lindsay England, of Good Earth Dairy, with a female Dromedary and two orphaned four-week-old female calves.
Camera IconLindsay England, of Good Earth Dairy, with a female Dromedary and two orphaned four-week-old female calves. Credit: Ann Rawlings

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