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Curious Fatal Accident to a Racehorse, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/172

Scope and Contents

Photograph of the racehorse, 'Boree Jack', that suffered a curious and fatal accident when he was impaled on a rail during a race when a dust storm hit in West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia in 1909 with three men standing behind the carcass: David Weir (owner); R. Walker (rider); and J. Laffan (trainer).


  • Creation: 1870s-1930s


Language of Materials


Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm

Conditions Governing Access



From the Fonds: 50 boxes

From the Fonds: 3465 Photographic Slides

Physical Description

1 slide 82mm by 82mm


82mm by 82mm

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Kristy Davis as part of Towards Dolly Project, 2012-2013

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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