The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

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The sweet anticipation of showbags. The pungent smell of livestock. The strength and speed of the woodchoppers. The colour and racket of Sideshow Alley. Visiting the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been a rite of passage for almost two centuries. Founded in 1822, with the aim of improving the state’s produce, the Agricultural Society of NSW held the first Agricultural Show in the following year. It was an opportunity for farmers and manufacturers to display their goods, compete for a medal or …