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Street Ballad - Good Bye, Phar Lap, Good Bye!, 1932 Reg. No: HT 16195
- This ballad was printed in Melbourne in 1932, to commemorate the death of the champion race horse Phar Lap. The original owner, folklorist Bill Wannan, purchased it from a vendor outside the State Library in Melbourne for 3d a short time later.
- Rectangular sheet of brown thin card with extensive dark brown text of the ballad `Good Bye, Phar Lap, Good Bye' printed on one side. At the bottom `Died 5/4/1932' has been written in blue ink. The ballad has been glued along the top to a paper mount, suggesting that it was framed at some stage.
|Dimensions:||16.50 cm (Width), 21.00 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Above dimensions for ballad only. Dimensions for backing card are: 26.40cm L x 19.10cm W.|
|Tagged with:||horse racing, poetry, street vendors, horses, sport, racing industry|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|Inscriptions:||Text printed on front: Price 3d./ GOOD BYE, PHAR LAP, GOOD BYE!/ (To the tune of "The Wearing of the Green.")/ You all know a mighty racehorse,/ And how he made his fame;/ He was the wonder of the Turf,/ And Phar Lap was his name. (followed by extensive text.)|
|Original Owner:||Mr Bill Wannan, Australia, 1932 or later|