Image: Parramatta Races, Boxing Day 1861, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW Call number: SSV*/Hors/3 File number: FL3201974
Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN reveals the identities of three Great Australians for the price of one: two scientists and a sportsperson; or two men and a woman; or two of British descent and an indigenous person; or two law abiding people and an embezzler; or a stalwart of the RSNSW and two who probably never heard of us.
They did not know each other but were connected by one of the oldest activities in the colony: horse racing. The first horse race was in 1810, and Royal Randwick, where some of our story evolves, became the home of the Australian Jockey Club in 1860.
When: Thursday 6 September, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 000
Cost: $15 SMSA members, $15 Royal Society Members & Fellows, $20 Non-members & Guests
Bookings: via button above
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9262 7300
Hosted by: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts