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Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 23 July 1928

2012.0019.0268

Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 23 July 1928

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Physical description

A letter regarding the Tirranna Picnic Race Club. The letter is printed on a piece of white paper. The text reads 'Tirranna Picnic Race Club / ... / Dear Sir of Madam, / In conformity with Rule 9, the Annual General Meeting / of Members is hereby convened for Wednesday Afternoon, / 8th August, 1928...'. The letter is dated the 23rd of July 1928.

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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