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Poem - Phar Lap, A Narrative of a Great Horse Document Reg. No: HT 13339

This sympathy poem was originally sent to the Institute of Anatomy in Canberra, the original home of Phar Lap's heart. At some stage it has been sent to Museum Victoria, where 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.
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, 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: "PHAR LAP"/ A NARRATIVE OF A GREAT HORSE /Oh, what a thorough-bred was Phar Lap,/ A runner of speed, beauty and fame./ Great and classy in life, even in death enhanced was his name./ His title signifies a Senghalese term "Wink of the Sky"./ Lightning or comet better answers why. [followed by extensive text]
Original Owner: Institute of Anatomy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1932 or later

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