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Girth - Alex Morrison, Phar Lap, Pre 1932 Object Reg. No: SH 860330

Blue woven girth that 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.
Long rectangular girth strap made from blue hessian with dirty white elastic and leather at join of materials and near buckles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: horse tack
Inscriptions: Stamped into leather: Aboyeur/ Trade Mark/ Patent no. 15761/ Alex Morrison/ 4196.
Manufacturer: Alex Morrison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1932
User: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932

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