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Girth Strap - Alex Morrison, Phar Lap Object Reg. No: SH 860326

This blue woven girth strap was part of a collection of Phar Lap's equipment which had been keep in a suitcase by his strapper Tommy Woodcock as a memorial to his beloved friend.

He brought the suitcase to the Museum of Victoria in 1979, and donated it and the contents to the Museum. Museum staff remember that he was visibly moved as he carefully removed each item from the case, such was his affection for the horse.
Girth strap made from blue cloth, consisting of 3 straps of different lengths fastened to a metal ring, with buckles and hooks attached to it.There is a leather ring around each of the straps, between the buckle and the ring.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 54.00 cm (Height), 2.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: .2: and .3: 68.00 2.50

More information

Tagged with: horse racing, recreation, animal husbandry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse tack
Manufacturer: Alex Morrison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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