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A Night in the JOL - The thoroughbred heritage of the Darling Downs

State Library of Queensland

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)

A Night in the JOL - The thoroughbred heritage of the...

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Horse racing was a popular pastime in the new colony of Queensland and the aim of upgrading the quality of stockhorses and racehorses was uppermost in the minds of the squatters and gentlemen owners. Join Helen Coughlan and Dr Ross Johnston in conversation with Dr Kate Evans as they highlight this fascinating period in the development of a time-honoured Queensland rural industry.

Helen Coughlan is a freelance journalist, author, and correspondent to national and international thoroughbred publications. Dr Ross Johnston lectured in History at The University of Queensland for 33 years and has published extensively on Queensland history.

Part of the Grass Dukes & Shepherd Kings exhibition events program.


Date - Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Time - 6:00pm (special curator's tour at 5:30pm)

Venue - John Oxley Library, Level 4, State Library of Queensland


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