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Board of Agriculture for Scotland, Horse Breeding Act, Licence for Stallion 'Overslade', 1926


Board of Agriculture for Scotland, Horse Breeding Act, Licence for Stallion 'Overslade', 1926

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A stallion, foaled in 1924, sire 'Dunure Footsure', a son of 'Dunure Footprint', and dam Miss Rennie. Bred in Scotland by John Rennie. Imported by Rodda. Winner of the W.M. Black Challenge Cup in 1930, champion stallion Royal Melbourne Show 1931. Sold by Rodda to L McKenzie in 1934.

Physical description

A folded paper licence, enclosed in an attached brown fabric covered board folder. The printed paper label on front of the folder reads 'Board of Agriculture for Scotland. / HORSE BREEDING ACT, 1918. / Licence for Stallion. / Name of Stallion / [handwriting] Overslade....'

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 12 items, presenting a summary of Corrie S. Rodda's 'Fairview Clydesdale Stud', from 1927 to 1945. Included are trophies, medallions, framed portraits and breeding documents for Rodda's prize-winning Clydesdales, imported from the leading studs of Scotland. Dating from the late 1920s and early 1930s, the collection represents the height of Clydesdale breeding in Victoria and the foundation for many Australian progenies.

Corrie Spencer Rodda was born at Thomas Plains, Kadina, South Australia on 8 March 1888. His parents had migrated from Cornwall. The family later moved to the Aubrey district of Victoria where Corrie Rodda and his five brothers each settled on farms. Rodda used Clydesdale horses on his farm for work, deciding to turn his attention to showing and breeding horses during the late 1920s and establishing 'Fairview Clydesdale Stud', near Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1927 with Clydesdales imported from Scotland. Rodda served as a committee member, Vice-President and President of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society, and was a judge for competitions across eastern Australia during the 1930s to 1950s. Rodda's legacy in the Australian show-ring continues with the 'Corrie S. Rodda Memorial Trophy', awarded each year at the Royal Melbourne Show.

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