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Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 25 January 1862

2012.0019.0186

Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 25 January 1862

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Physical description

A receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club. The document is a white piece of paper with the text 'Sydney 25 Jan 1862 / [?] Donaldson / ...[?] Bracelet 600 / Paid ... / Tirranna Race Club'. The bottom half of the page is divided into columns.

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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