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Poem - M.E. Northcott, The Death of Phar Lap, 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13306

Sympathy poem written by M.E. Northcott following the death of the racehorse, Phar Lap. It was one of a large number sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the poems, and they were donated to the museum in the 1990s.
Rectangular sheet of light brown ruled paper, with extensive text hand written on one side in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Width), 25.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, poetry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink: The Death of Phar Lap/ 1) Our dearly beloved Phar Lap's dead,/ Many there are, who tears will shed,/ Over those who loved him, it has cast quite a pall,/ For he was admired and loved by them all./ 2) The sad intelligence like lightning flew/ That one could scarcely believe it true/ Phar Lap's dead! and will not return/ For him we grieve, and our sad hearts yearn. [followed by extensive text]
Author: Mrs M Northcott, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia, 1932
Addressed To: Harry Telford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1932

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