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Notice to Members from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 14 August 1930

2012.0019.0239

Notice to Members from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 14 August 1930

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Physical description

A notice to members from Tirranna Picnic Race Club. The notice is typed in blue and black ink on a piece of white paper and has the text 'TIRRANNA PICNIC RACE CLUB / ... / Goulburn 14th August 1930 / NOTICE TO MEMBERS / After submitting the matter to the Annual General / Meeting of Members, at a... / ... / That owing to the financial depression and / general state of the Country not to hold the usual Annual / Race Meeting in 1931 / SYDNEY O. LAMBERT, / Hon. Secretary.'.

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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