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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 and11 January 1929


Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 and11 January 1929

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Physical description

A Tirranna Picnic Race Club programme, 10th and 11th January 1929. The programme is made out of a piece of card folded in half and is printed in black ink. On the front is a picture of horses racing of which is set amongst the text 'OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. / Tirranna Picnic / Race Club / ... / ANNUAL MEETING, 1929 / THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, / JANUARY 10 AND 11...'. The text and picture sit within a border. Inside the booklet is a printed list of races accompanied by handwritten text in black ink. On the back cover is a note regarding the rules as well as information listed under the heading 'TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS...'.

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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