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65 Chinese provide prizes for Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League of Australasia picnic day races 1918

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Advertisement for a fundraising picnic held by the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial league of Australia in Darwin in 1918. Lists the events of the day, indicating who has donated prizes. Chinese individuals and firms are listed as prize donors.

Source: ‘Our day, Mindil Beach’, Northern Territory Times, 25/5/1918

Region: Date From: 1918 To: 1918
Northern Territory    

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Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia

DARWIN SUBBRANCH

RACE PICNIC & MOONLIGH CONCERT

"OUR DAY," MINDIL BEACH, Saturday, June 15, 1918

1. 2.30. "OUR DAY" HACK RACE. Catch weights, minimum 9st. Nomination and acceptance 2s. Prize to value of £3, donated by Man Fong Lau and Fang Chong Loong. Half-a-Mile.

2. 2.45. WRESTLING ON HORSEBACK in Water. Post entry fee 1s. Prize to value £1, donated by J.W, Callan.

3. 3.15. LITTLE GIRLS' RACE Prizes 5s., 3s., and 2s., donated by Y.Yamamoto.

4. 3.30. ABORIGINES' COCK FIGHT. Prize £1, donated by B. Christie.

5. 3.50. LITTLE BOYS' RACE. Prizes 5s., 3s., and 2s., donated by Fang Chong Loong.

6. 4.0. LADIES' HACK RACE Nomination and acceptance 1s. Prize to value of £5 donated by Darwin Motor Drivers' Social Club.

7. 4.20. SLOW RACE. On Horseback for Ladies and Gents. Nomination and acceptance 1s. Prize to value £1, donated by J. [?] One turlong. Last to reach the post win.

8.4.50. "GALLIPOLI" MILE First half mile without saddle, dimount, saddle up, and return to starting point. Catch weights, minimum 9st. Nomination and acceptance 2s. Prize value £2, donated by Yet Loong & Sons.

9. 5.10. MYILLY POINY DERBY. For draught horses. Minimum weight 10st. Nomination and acceptance 2s. Prize to value £2, donated by A. Woods.

10. 5.30. GRETNA GREEN RACE. Footrace for ladies and gents. Post entry 2s. Prize value £1. 10s., donated by Wing Cheong Sing & Co.

11. 5.50. OBSTACLE RACE. Prize value £2, donated by R. Todpein [?] and F. Thompson. Nomination and acceptance 1s. Competitors to wear swimming costumes. Footrace.