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The Awapuni Racecourse was the second racecourse in Palmerston North. It was built on a raised area near a group of lagoons. The Racing Club bought 40 hectares and held their opening meeting on Boxing Day 1903, attended by a crowd of 10,000. It was used as a training ground for the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and later the New Zealand Army Medical Corps headquarters in World War One and used again as a military camp in World War Two.

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Image
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2015OSP_Ra30_013175
Title
Panorama of Awapuni Racecourse
Format
B&W print
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Outsize

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Place
67 Racecourse Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North
Date
circa 1923

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