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Poem - George White, Phar Lap, 1941 Document Reg. No: HT 13334

This sympathy poem was one of a large number sent to Museum Victoria in the years since he went on display in January 1933. It was retained in the Museum's files until it was transferred to the History Collection.
Rectangular sheet of light brown paper, with extensive text hand typed on one side in black ink. There is a black ink `NATIONAL MUSEUM' date stamp in the top right hand corner.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Mr Michael Reason - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.20 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: death mourning, horse racing, museum history, horses, sport, racing industry, poetry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Hand typed on front in black ink: As I sit beside the campfire, and I watch the embers glow,/ This solemn thought keeps running through my head./ As the sheoak log is burning, and the flames flit to and fro-/ The greatest horse we ever had -- is dead. [followed by extensive text]

Stamped on front in black ink: NATIONAL MUSEUM/ 10 DEC. 1941/ VICTORIA
Author: Mr George White, Australia, 1941

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