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This photograph shows a large crowd at the winter meeting at the Awapuni Racecourse. The decision to begin race meetings in Palmerston North was made at a meeting of sportsmen in October 1880. D H McArthur was to be President. The first race couse was situated at the end of Park Road and met there from July 1883 until 1903 when the Awapuni Race course was brought into commission (due to erosion at the previous site). A branch railway was laid in 1905 to carry patrons from Palmerston North to the race course.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_Ra13_007590
Title
Crowds at Awapuni Racecourse
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ra 13
Date
1950

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Place
67 Racecourse Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1950s,
activities and events,
betting,
black and white,
crowd,
field,
flag,
fun,
gambling,
grandstand,
horse,
outdoors,
photographs,
racecourse,
racing,
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