The sport of kings and a national passion - the thoroughbred heritage of the Darling Downs: a night in the JOL


Horse racing was a popular pastime in the new colony of Queensland and the aim of upgrading the quality of stockhorses and racehorses was uppermost in the minds of the squatters and gentlemen owners. Join Helen Coughlan and Dr Ross Johnston as they highlight this fascinating period in the development of a time-honoured Queensland rural industry.
Helen Coughlan is a freelance journalist and author and a correspondent to national and international thoroughbred publications. Dr Ross Johnston lectured in History at the University of Queensland for 33 years and has published extensively on Queensland History.

When: Wed 6 Mar 2013, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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