From 2010: NATIONAL SHEEP DOG TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, HALL (speech in legislative assembly by Alistair Coe)
Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 16 March 2010 (additions made on 18 March)
Mr Alistair Coe, Canberra Liberals
On Sunday just passed, the National Sheep Dog Trial Championships wrapped up for another year. The Championships are a wonderful celebration of rural and regional communities, farming, friends, family, the village of Hall and of course, sheep dogs!
The National Trials began in 1942 to raise money for Legacy. The prestigious event has attended by a number of Governors-General, the Duke of Gloucester and even Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Trials in 1970. It is Australia’s premier Trials and is very well regarded throughout the world.
Mr Speaker, the Village of Hall punches above its weight. It is defined and tight-knit community that evolves with the times whilst championing their rich heritage.
The strength of the community is depicted by the huge community support the Trials received.