Showbags Research Project


Showbags – Royal Melbourne Show

RASV Heritage Research Project

RASV Heritage is researching the history of showbags or sample bags (as they were first known) for an exhibition.

Can you help?

Do you have any examples of early sample bags or paper showbags?

Do you have information, photographs or advertising about early sample bags, showbag manufacturers and sellers or showbag stands at the Royal Melbourne Show.

If you can assist with this project - we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact: Dr Annette Shiell, Senior Curator Heritage     9281 7427

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2018 VAS Saddlehorse Championships Swabbing Results

VAS has received the swabbing results back for the Saddlehorse Championships and 5 out of the 6 samples came back with no prohibited substances detected. One sample needed further investigation but was verified no prohibited substances were detected in a second test.

All prizemoney has now been posted to all competitors.

Swabbing Results

Swabbing Results

Verification of further test

Verification of further test