Poem - F.W. Smith, 'The Story of Phar Lap', 1930s Document Reg. No: HT 13342

Sympathy poem that was one of a large number sent to Museum Victoria in the years since Phar Lap went on display in January 1933. It was retained in the Museum's files until it was transferred to the History Collection.
Two rectangular sheets of light brown paper, with extensive text hand typed on one side in black ink. They were originally attached by a metal staple, which has since been removed.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Mr Michael Reason - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.60 cm (Width), 26.00 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 of first sheet in black ink: 'THE STORY OF PHAR LAP/ Winner of fourteen races in succession/ Have you heard the story of Phar Lap?/ He came from New Zealand, you know,/ Big red horse of the thirties/And a regular demon to go.' [followed by extensive text]
Author: F Smith, 1933 or later


Daniel Lee Posted on 02 Jul 2014 7:19 AM
Hi Just wondering if you have any idea where F Smith was from?
As I have recently purchased 3 WW2 medals with the Box they were sent in to a Mr F.W. Smith from March, Cambs. Just wondered if there was a link between the 2.


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