The Resource Special prize : Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria

Special prize : Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria

Label
Special prize : Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Title
Special prize
Title remainder
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Title variation
  • Grand Annual Exhibition 1914
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Title variation remainder
  • special prize
  • special prize
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria special prize certificate awared to Mr T O'Dea for a new record in high jump by the horse Bandolier at the Grand Annual Exhibition, 1914; includes handwritten notes on the back of certificate about the rider, Aboriginal jockey and circus performer Georgie Kay (George McKay)
Cataloging source
AIAS
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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(1914)
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Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
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  • McKay, George
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
  • Jockeys
Label
Special prize : Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Instantiates
Publication
Production
Note
  • Probable date of publication based on information on certificate
  • Holes punched in top of card
  • Front of card: Printed certificate with award information inked in: 'Mr T O'Dea Bandolier 6ft 10 1/2in New Record High jump'; printed signature
  • Back of card: handwritten and handprinted notes in pencil: 'Ridden by Georgie Kay an aboriginal from Perry's Circus Qland / short curly hair / Died from malnutrition / in Melb from drink / Clown (Dummy)/ [illegible]' / 'Des Judd of Melbourne Son of purchaser of Bandolier - sold after records'
  • "The horse Bandolier was owned by Mr T O'Dea Snr at Murray Bridge SA and taken to the Grand Exhibition in Victoria in 1914, where it made a new record in the high jump of 6 feet 10 and a half inches (recorded on certificate); was ridden by Aboriginal jockey Georgie Kay, who is not mentioned on front, but is added on reverse by descendants. Bandolier was sold soon after and went to Queenland where it broke the record again in 1915 ... The jockey was also a circus performer in Perry's circus, probably against his will in those days, but they usually didn't have a choice and in fact were often kidnapped to do both of these kinds of work. [D]etails can be found of the wins on the internet, eg in newspaper reports of the time (Trove, etc) also pencilled on reverse is 'died from malnutrition' ... and then the word 'drink' ... " [Seller's information]
  • Newspaper reports about the event (accessed through the National Library of Australia's digitised newspapers on Trove) name the jockey as George McKay, George Kay or George McCoy
  • The handwritten note on the back of the certificate may have been written by Des Judd, son of Adolphus Judd the subsequent purchaser of the horse, Bandolier. Newspaper articles (accessed through Trove) report that A. Judd entered Bandolier in high jumping and other riding competitions with George McKay (or Kay) as the rider in 1915. A George McKay (or Kay) was a circus rider and clown with Eroni's circus about 1896 to 1904 and Perry's circus about the early 1910s, and about 1919-1924 (information from newspaper reports accessed through Trove)
Carrier category
card
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm x 21 cm
Extent
1 certificate
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Special prize : Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Publication
Production
Note
  • Probable date of publication based on information on certificate
  • Holes punched in top of card
  • Front of card: Printed certificate with award information inked in: 'Mr T O'Dea Bandolier 6ft 10 1/2in New Record High jump'; printed signature
  • Back of card: handwritten and handprinted notes in pencil: 'Ridden by Georgie Kay an aboriginal from Perry's Circus Qland / short curly hair / Died from malnutrition / in Melb from drink / Clown (Dummy)/ [illegible]' / 'Des Judd of Melbourne Son of purchaser of Bandolier - sold after records'
  • "The horse Bandolier was owned by Mr T O'Dea Snr at Murray Bridge SA and taken to the Grand Exhibition in Victoria in 1914, where it made a new record in the high jump of 6 feet 10 and a half inches (recorded on certificate); was ridden by Aboriginal jockey Georgie Kay, who is not mentioned on front, but is added on reverse by descendants. Bandolier was sold soon after and went to Queenland where it broke the record again in 1915 ... The jockey was also a circus performer in Perry's circus, probably against his will in those days, but they usually didn't have a choice and in fact were often kidnapped to do both of these kinds of work. [D]etails can be found of the wins on the internet, eg in newspaper reports of the time (Trove, etc) also pencilled on reverse is 'died from malnutrition' ... and then the word 'drink' ... " [Seller's information]
  • Newspaper reports about the event (accessed through the National Library of Australia's digitised newspapers on Trove) name the jockey as George McKay, George Kay or George McCoy
  • The handwritten note on the back of the certificate may have been written by Des Judd, son of Adolphus Judd the subsequent purchaser of the horse, Bandolier. Newspaper articles (accessed through Trove) report that A. Judd entered Bandolier in high jumping and other riding competitions with George McKay (or Kay) as the rider in 1915. A George McKay (or Kay) was a circus rider and clown with Eroni's circus about 1896 to 1904 and Perry's circus about the early 1910s, and about 1919-1924 (information from newspaper reports accessed through Trove)
Carrier category
card
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm x 21 cm
Extent
1 certificate
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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