NORTH COAST NATIONAL 1972: Ross McLeod competes in the Radio 2LM milking competition.
NORTH COAST NATIONAL 1972: Ross McLeod competes in the Radio 2LM milking competition. The Northern Star

PHOTO GALLERY: Historic photos of the beloved Lismore show

WITH North Coast National preparations in full swing at North Lismore, we thought we'd take a look back in time at some of the photographs from the 1972 show.

Many of the events have remained a stalwart of the show today; woodchopping, cattle and horse events and sideshow alley are still popular with crowds, and we found some great photos from the past.

The North Coast National will run from October 17-19.