Angus Lane

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Angus Lane
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NationalityAustralian
CitizenshipAustralia
OccupationRing announcer
Known forRoyal Queensland Show
AwardsFriendship and Fellowship Award

Angus Lane has been the ring announcer at many major agricultural shows in Australia including the Royal Queensland Show (more commonly known as "The Ekka"), Sydney Royal Easter Show, Perth Royal Show, Royal Darwin Show and the Royal Toowoomba Show.[1]

He has also served as a ring announcer at many smaller agricultural shows across Queensland, commencing his career at the Jandowae, Queensland Show.[2]

After working as the ring announcer at Rockhampton's Beef Australia in 1991, Lane became the Chief Ring Announcer at The Ekka in 1992.[2] He served in that role until 2008 before stepping down from the position for a number of years before returning in 2014.[3]

Recognition

Lane was named as Queensland Father of the Year in 2002.[4]

In 2012, Lane was awarded the Friendship and Fellowship Award from the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society.[5]

Lane received the Minister's Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Rural Communities for Services to rural and regional Queensland from Henry Palaszczuk.[4]

Lane was named in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia).[6]

On Queensland Day in 2020, Lane was named as a Queensland Greats Awards for his services as an announcer and to agriculture.[1][7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter, Will (6 June 2020) Voice of agricultural shows named Queensland Great, The Toowoomba Chronicle|The Chronicle. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pillhofer, Ashley (21 June 2018) Angus Lane looks back on 60 years announcing the show, Daily Mercury. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  3. 2020 Queensland Greats Recipients: Angus Lane OAM, Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Annastacia Palaszczuk, Annastacia (6 June 2020) Nine new Queensland greats, Media Statements, Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  5. Award Recipients March 2012, Friendship and Fellowship Awards, Queensland Ag Shows. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  6. (10 June 2013) Voice of the Darling Downs honoured with Order of Australia, The Toowoomba Chronicle. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  7. O'Toole, Kate (6 June 2020) 2020 Queensland Great recipient Angus Lane, ABC Radio Brisbane. Retrieved 8 June 2020.

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