Opening of the 65th Curry Merry Muster

15 August 2019

The Cloncurry community turned out for 65th Curry Merry Muster. In flood-ravaged North West Queensland, graziers have had little to cheer about but over the weekend the Curry Merry Muster proved the spirit of the outback is as strong as ever.  Thousands turned out for the 65th annual event attended and supported by the CEO of NQLIRA the Hon Shane Stone seen in the photograph participating in the opening. Shane Stone reminded the large crowd that the Morrison Government continues to stand by the region as it recovers. “NQLIRA has been set up by the Prime Minister to help rebuild North West Queensland, and we have a budget to get it done over the next five years,” Shane said. “We’re delighted to be here with you, supporting you, and thank you for the privilege of being part of this for the past couple of days.” The 65th annual Curry Merry Muster was a huge success. Left to right Tyler Pendergast (announcer), Aaron Harrison (Ernest Henry Mining Underground Mine Manager; Glencore major sponsor), Shane Stone, Greg Campbell (Mayor of Cloncurry and member of the NQLIRA Advisory Board) and Janessa Bidgood (President, Curry Merry Muster Festival). See Channel 7 Media coverage. Photo supplied by BR Action Photography. See also the NQLIRA website and Facebook.

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