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Image: Parramatta Races, Boxing Day 1861, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW Call number: SSV*/Hors/3 File number: FL3201974

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts present the Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of series.

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: or 02 9262 7300
Hosted by: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts