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Photograph of Emilie Roach next to mount 'Dungog'

1996.0026.0143

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L 205mm x W 153mm

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Physical Description

A mounted black and white photograph of Emilie Roach next to mount 'Dungog' who wears a prize ribbon around its neck. The photograph has been mounted on hard card which exhibits some adhesive residue on its rear. There is also lead pencil writing on the back of the photo and an encircled '192'. The photograph is stored in Folder 2. The photograph relates to the Fays Boots Ladies High Jump at the RAS Show Ground in 1929.

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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