Few people have seen more of Junee’s show than Dal Eisenhauer.
Now, the 90-year-old has been recognised for his enormous contribution with a Royal Agricultural Society medallion.
“I’ve been with the show committee since I was a young man, just 18,” said Mr Eisenhauer.
“My father was always big on the shows. He entered the draft horse competition year after year, so we saw a lot of the show.”
Over seven decades, Mr Eisenhauer has overseen stood in the offices of chief pavilion steward, wool classing, parking management, animal husbandry and everything in between.
More recently though, his job has taken on a whole new angle of importance.
“I’ve graduated to looking out for garbage and keeping the toilets tidy,” he says.
“People don’t think of it so much but cleanliness and tidiness really add up to a successful show.
“It sounds rather ridiculous but a couple of years ago, a visiting lady said to me ‘congratulations, you’ve got the cleanest toilets’, and that was the highest compliment.
“When you think about it, when you’re driving through a town, you’ll stop off and go to the toilet, so the toilets are what you see first. It’s how you judge a town.”
Now at the conclusion of another show season, Mr Eisenhauer’s crowning achievement is the legacy he has forged, with at least four members of his immediate family continuing in service to the show.
While his medallion now sits proudly with his Medal of the Order of Australia, received in 2006.