Blow by blow – Crummy v Clark the Butcher Boy

Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer – 13 September 1845.  A round by round description continues in the article describing this boxing match.


The birth of the Sydney Turf Club

The first Sydney Turf Club was established on 18 March 1825.  Sydney Gazette – 23 March 1825

It’s interesting to see William Wentworth’s name in the list of those present at the inaugural meeting.

The Australian Racing Report gives some background to history of horse racing in Australia here.


Young Don Bradman

Newspaper reports of a 17 year old Don Bradman impressing on the cricket field were appearing regularly in 1926.  By 1 February 1928, he was playing for New South Wales and had well and truly been discovered as an emerging talent with the bat.  In 1936, cartoonists enjoyed the pain he was causing fielders, bowlers and record keepers.  No batsman before or since matched his test batting average of 99.94.

Barrier Miner – 8 January 1936