The first horses arrived in Australia with the First Fleet and colonial taste for fine thoroughbreds quickly established a cult of horse ownership. Horse racing was one of our earliest sporting activities and continues to play a significant part in Australian sporting life today. Unsurpassed as a place to see, and be seen, race-going cuts across all levels of society, both as a spectator sport and a fashion parade. A day at the races generates excitement and glamour for all.

This illustrated talk by Margot Riley, State Library of NSW Cultural Historian, will showcase the intriguing array of equine art held in the collections of the State Library of NSW.

Cost: Free
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Tuesday 10 December 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm