Excerpt from The Stockman's Hall of Fame Newspaper re the opening of the Hall in the bicentennial year 1988.




The author and Jack Makem representing the Stockmen of Australia in welcoming  the Queen and the Duke into the Hall of Fame prior to the opening.   "Who else would say, on meeting the Duke of Edinburgh, at the opening of the Stockman's Hall of Fame at Longreach, "Gidday, pleased to meet you mister"?" (from Ralph Elliot's review published in the Canberra Times, 4 June 2006).