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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph of a large group of people in the background with three horse carriages under trees. Some ladies are sitting in the open carriages which are parked underneath tress. Some are holding open umbrellas.
It is on a grey buff card.
Size
H-116mm W-184mm
Object Registration
1032
Keywords
equestrian orbost-horse-racing recreation
Historical information
This photograph shows spectators watching the Orbost Races on the flat in 1899.
Some of the earliest horse races were held on a course in a paddock belonging to Mr James Cowell at Jarrahmond. For a long time horse races were part of the Marlo Picnic Races. Bellagoogan on Majors Creek near Orbost was the site of the first race course.
When Made
1899
Significance
This item is a pictorial record depicting the popularity of horse racing in Orbost in the late 19th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front - " On the flat. Orbost Races 1899"
Last updated
27 May 2019 at 3:47PM