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Title Image: Leaving Australia
Good luck Phar Lap

 Phar Lap Leaving
Phar Lap embarks on his journey

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Few of those gathered at Sydney Harbour to farewell Phar Lap would have imagined that it was the last they would see of him alive.

Transcript

Now you can all say goodbye to the conqueror. Like Christopher Columbus, he's going to discover America. Let's hope he's as successful as Chris was!
Good luck Phar Lap. Australia's with you. I'll say we are! Goodbye old man!

—Commentary, The Mighty Conqueror, 1931

Footage courtesy of ScreenSound Australia



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