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25 August, 2022

Caitlin proud face of region at Ekka

LOCAL talent was showcased at the Queensland Royal Show (The Ekka) recently, with local showgirls and farmers making their way to the big smoke of Brisbane to show off the rich agriculture of the Tablelands.

By Ellie Fink

IMAGE: Richard Smith.
IMAGE: Richard Smith.

The Ekka is Queensland’s largest annual event, bringing the country to the city to celebrate the rich and diverse agricultural community. 

Representing her region with pride was North Queensland Sub Chamber Showgirl Caitlin Murray (pictured), who was judged in the Queensland Showgirl competition. 

Although she didn’t place, she was offered a once in a life experience and made new connections with federal parliament.

 “My duty was to represent North Queensland sub chamber by attending functions such as luncheons at Parliament house and Government House,” she said. 

“Senator Susan McDonald invited me to go to Canberra for a week to get more of an insight into Parliament and how it runs. It was a great privilege to receive that invitation from Senator McDonald as I’ve looked up to her since first meeting her on my show runs last year. 

“Although I didn’t win an official title, I am still a state finalist for the Queensland Country Life 40th Showgirl awards and no one can take that away from me.”

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