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GRANVILLE SHOW, blue felt show pennant with gold-coloured block text


GRANVILLE SHOW, blue felt show pennant with gold-coloured block text

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Physical description

A blue felt show pennant, with gold block text that reads "GRANVILLE SHOW". There is slight insect damage and some fraying to the edges of the pennant. The pennant appears to have been cropped to its current length and the text is not centred, appearing on the right hand side of the pennant.

Statement of significance

The collection consists of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, clothing and other memorabilia from the careers and personal lives of Emma (Emilie) Roach, a well-known and successful equestrian, and her husband John (Jack) Burton, who made several record-breaking drives in motor vehicles across Australia during the 1910s and 1920s.

Born in Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1898, Roach began equestrian competition at the age of 10, and continued through most levels and types of competition, remaining an unpaid amatuer, until her retirement in 1955. Her main competitions and successes were in the show-ring. After Burton and Roach married in 1925, they lived in Sydney for many years and travelled from there to agricultural shows in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland where Roach would compete and Burton worked in motor vehicle sales and writing articles for motoring magazines.

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