COMMERCIAL cattle made a successful return to the Rockhampton Show in mid-June and, fittingly, past and present leaders of the Rockhampton Cattle Club were there to celebrate.
Eight men and a solitary woman have led the Club as president since its inception in 1966 when Sir Graham McCamley took the reins.
Sir Graham, who led the club until 1971, was accompanied at a welcoming dinner on June 12 by the six other living presidents.
Incumbent Bill Cragg, Mourindilla, Dingo, said the gathering was a "wonderful tribute" to organisers who arranged for the return of commercial cattle to the show after a 17 year break.
"This is rare," Mr Cragg said.
"I cannot remember so many of the past presidents being in the club at the one time and it sends a very positive message that we're back and we're back for good.
"Cattle are integral to the show and the commercial cattle element was extremely well received by everyone."
Presidential honour roll - Sir Graham McCamley, Tartrus (1966-71), Ken DeLandelles, Cherokee (1971-72, deceased), Richard Wilson, Banana Station (1972-74), David Lawrie, Evergreen (1974-78), Richard Wilson, Banana Station (1978-82), Libbie Wilson, Banana Station (1982-89), Graeme Acton, Croydon (1989-95, deceased), Robert Lang, Broadmeadow (1995-2000), Alan Acton, Wilpeena (2000-10) and Bill Cragg (2010-present).