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  1. Skelton stories https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers?items_per_page=25&query=skelton&snippet=true
  2. For our friend's in Australia - Hobart Racecourse 1849 about halfway down the page. Great piece also about The schoolroom which is relevant to all matters we are currently experiencing in these unusual times.. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZ18490512.2.5
  3. Burnham Water & Lyall's Bay Racecourse formation in the Wellington Region - 1847 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WI18471002.2.6 Te Aro Flat - Mr Ludlam's property must have been located alongside the Racecourse for him to have built a stand for viewing in his garden. Is his property still there? https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZGWS18420126.2.6
  4. How many of you can beat Mr Sergeant Best's words? May we assume he was what we now call a Police Sergeant? Nelson Races on what was previously Wastelands - there is a Wastelands Bill/ Act for that that subsequently is referenced to in the Reserves and Domains Acts https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18480318.2.6
  5. The Howick Steeplechase - this used to be where Farmland was across Howick and the wider region https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18490710.2.8 The stone fences one sees remaining across pockets of Auckland, and the countryside oft used to jumped over by Horses as part of the Hunt and Steeple-chase races/ meets
  6. Finchley Steeple-chase 1843 - Great reporting style - Race commentators and journalists these days will enjoy this. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZGWS18430927.2.13
  7. Meeting at Barrett's Hotel in Port Nicholson to establish a Jockey Club in 1842 @tasman manand others, is Barrett's Hotel still there? https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZGWS18421029.2.7.1
  8. Aglionby Racecourse, near River Hutt was formed by Mr Burcham as per this article, there will be more details in general terms in other parts of this website and other archives. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZSCSG18490418.2.7
  9. This is kind of funny but not funny. Now to change the words Horse Racing to all those now on a Sunday activities..Buying Lotto, shops open, and working 24/7 hours in all manner of industries and politicians Grand standing on the Sabbath. What has become of the world? https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZ18491212.2.6
  10. Auckland Races - Epsom 1841 Note the names and be mindful that parts of Epsom, like across other places boundaries have changed over the years as land was divided up. Auckland Races Epsom 5 January 1841 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZHAG18411201.2.16.3 Advert for meeting to create Turf Club - held at The Exchange Hotel...it still is standing in Parnell! Gosh the stories told in these establishments https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18490512.2.6.1
  11. Anniversary Fete - A fantastic and must read for all POLITICIANS & those in the Horse Racing industry. Get your act sorted out!! We have Horse Racing in Society to hold the economy together Anniversary Fete https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18460207.2.11
  12. Nelson Races 1847 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18470320.2.7 Now, a wee role you can all play here, in that Commission Report is the list of ALL those Racecourses, how about as a Team of 5 Million united New Zealanders, we all go through that list, find the earliest references to those Racecourses establishment and why we have Horse Racing in our communities as part of the betterment of Society. It may go some way to help educate others and for the betterment of Future Generations to learn, learn, learn!!
  13. Tenth "Anniversary of The Colony" Auckland Races 1849 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18490203.2.10 Looks like we have all been spelling 'Jockies" incorrectly... I wonder what year, the reason for changing it and who changed it to "Jockey's"
  14. Nelson is where Lord Nelson (who Nelson is named after ) Colonel Wakefield, Major Needham, Richmond, Kinzett and Plant Families all were living in the early to mid 1800's. Some of these names are related by marriage now. There's some interesting history for you all. Some of you may recall in the late 1980's an "Unsigned copy of the Treaty of Waitangi Document" surfaced which caused much discussion as to it's authenticity, it is known as the Littlewood Treaty document. All ties in with what was going on in the Nelson region in the early part of the 1800's. It's incredi
  15. Thanks fellow Racecafers & glad you enjoyed reading that report. If you want to learn more about where exactly each Racecourse was one of the easiest ways is to search the name of the Racecourse in a 5-10 year time frame of it being established as it will have the lead up discussions and subsequent history tucked away in the above link. Often a road is named after the land owner/ occupier of the time, usually a Farmer who as we know from Snow Lupton & Kiwi days rode horses on the farms not Quad bikes to get from A to B. One of those tracks was in Wantwood (?) in the Fa