Gulgong News | New face for Gulgong primary

Gulgong primary school’s new principal

Gulgong Primary School has welcomed the new principal, David Lewis. David was the relieving principal at Nemingha School in Tamworth before taking up this promotion.

David grew up in Narrabri and his wife Tess is from Dunedoo, so it was inevitable that he would look to teach in the country.

David and Tess have two children Baden, ten years, and Ava, seven years, both of whom go to the Primary School. 

I asked David what is his main focus as a teacher he said “learning”.

I also asked about the Paparazzi Club that has become so popular in the town and he said it will keep going under the guidance of Alan Walker who will be staying involved.

They have entries in this year’s Royal Easter Show. I am sure I speak for the town when I wish David the best of luck in his new positon and I am sure the children of Gulgong are in very good hands.

Gulgong show

A great day full of fun and excitement is planned for this year’s 130th Gulgong Show to be held February 17.

The committee have been working hard all year to bring new and fun packed events to the show. There will be something for everyone young and old.

Mr Andrew Gee, Federal member for Calare, will open the show at 10am. Followed by the judging of the Miss Gulgong Showgirl Junior and Miss Gulgong Showgirl.

Just added to the line up for Show Day is a Tractor Pull! Join us in the Rodeo Ring from 1pm-5pm.

For more information about the Beaut Comp or the Tractor Pull contact Rooster Andrews 0408 615 341. The whole event will be capped off by a spectacular Fireworks display in the evening.

Saturday, February 17


  • All HORSE ​Events Commence
  • Poultry Judging Commences
  • Sheep Judging Commences
  • Yard Dog Trials Demonstrations Only 


  • Caged Birds Judging Commences


  • Dairy Goat Judging Commences
  • Junior Show Girl Presentation under the Marquee


  • Pet Show Commences
  • Wood Chop
  • Beaut Ute, Car, Bike, Truck and Machinery Show Judging


  • Step Up Dance Academy Dancers under the Marquee


  • Tractor Pull in the Rodeo Ring   


  • Whip Cracking Competition                             


  • Entertainment


  • Main Pavilion Closes


  • Fireworks Display

For more information visit Gulgong Show Society Inc meets every second Monday of the month at 7:30pm.

Meetings are held at the CWA Hall Herbert Street Gulgong.