Dr Cameron Archer AM to open 2016 Yass Show
Dr Archer has accepted an invitation to officially open this year’s show on Saturday 9 April 2016.
Cameron was born in Yass, the younger son of the late Earle and Muriel Archer, both life long supporters of the Show and this community. His early education was at the then one teacher The Mullion School on the Mountain Creek Road and then onto Hurlstone Agricultural School at Glenfield on the out skirts of Sydney for the High School years. Sydney University was the next step where Cameron graduated in Agronomy.
Cameron worked in Darwin and other areas of the Northern Territory until Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin and surrounds in December 1974. In early 1975 Cameron applied for a job at Tocal Agricultural College at Paterson in the Hunter Valley. He became an Agronomy lecturer and remained at the College for the next forty years, progressing to become Deputy Principal and then for the past 27 years as Principal before retiring late September 2015.
Cameron will maintain his interest in all things Agricultural - including Tocal College and other boards and committees in the region and elsewhere in Australia. Over the years he has written many publications on the History of Agriculture, the people and the area of Paterson and the Hunter Valley.
In 2013 Cameron was awarded the Order of Australia for his many years of work and devotion to Education, Agriculture and Heritage Conservation.
Cameron and his wife, Jean, will continue to live in the area, having purchased and refurbished a home in Bolwarra in the Hunter Valley.