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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A Author Petone, New Zealand
Poem - Phar Lap, 1932 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
|Dimensions:||21.00 cm (Width), 33.50 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|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|