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Poem - Phar Lap, 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13332

This sympathy poem 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:
Transfer from Mr Michael Reason - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 33.50 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: Hnadwritten on front in black ink: With the/ Compliments of/ the Composer/ Phar Lap/ Phar Lap thou mighty warrior/ that sailed from New Zealand's shores/ To further gallant conquests/ Which all the world adores. [followed by extensive text]
Author: Unknown, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region, North Island, New Zealand, 1932

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