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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 and 11 January 1924

2012.0019.0041

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 and 11 January 1924

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Physical description

A Tirranna Picnic Race Club programme, 10th and 11th January 1924. The programme is made of a piece of card folded in half and is printed in black ink. The front reads 'OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. / TIRRANNA PICNIC RACE / CLUB / ... / ANNUAL MEETING, 1924 / THURSDAY & FRIDAY, / JANUARY 10 AND 11...'. The text sits within a border. Inside the booklet is a printed list of races. On the back cover is a note regarding the rules and additional information listed under the heading 'TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS...'. There are no pencil markings whatsoever within this programme, so it may have been unused.

Statement of significance

The Tirranna Race Club collection comprises a complete series of minute books and other official records, documents and photographs associated with the Tirranna Race Club, which operated in the Goulburn district of southern NSW from 1855 until the early 1930s. After the Club disbanded, the collection was cared for by the Gibson family, on whose property the Tirranna picnic races were held each January. Most collection items are in fair condition.

As one of the earliest country race clubs established, the Tirranna Race Club helped found the Australian picnic races tradition. Picnic races allowed prosperous rural families to display their wealth and maintain social connections.The rules of the Tirranna Race Club held that only club members could enter horses or ride in races. Within a pastoral setting of summer hills, attendees at the Tirranna picnic races donned the latest, expensive fashions and together created a visual spectacle.

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