APRA QLD State Championship Rodeo Annual Diamond Shears
The favourite bush pastime of a rodeo is an integral part of the story told in the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. This, along with a long-standing association with the APRA (Australian Professional Rodeo Association) has resulted in a joining of forces to bring a professional rodeo to the Hall of Fame.

The Pro Rodeo is part of the northern run to Cloncurry and Mount Isa for the rodeo circuit, and will attract the top rodeo riders from around the country.

The event – the 2008 Queensland State Championship Rodeo – will be held on 26 July 2008. It will feature slack events, a Grand Entry Parade and the Pro Rodeo.

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Annual Diamond Shears

The Diamond Shears is Australia’s most prestigious shearing event. The key objectives of the event are to promote quality shearing, the shearing industry and shearing as a career.

The Diamond Shears attracts international shearers and is a highly regarded and fiercely contested event within the industry. Tourists from all over Australia make the pilgrimage to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame for the chance to witness this swift and precise rural sport that is so quintessentially Australian.