• Engineering
  • Published 2008

Phar Lap at the Melbourne Museum

@inproceedings{Willis2008PharLA,
  title={Phar Lap at the Melbourne Museum},
  author={Elizabeth Willis},
  year={2008}
}
Paul Hogan once said 'Australians are so hard up for heroes that a horse is in the top five'. Of course, he was referring to the racehorse Phar Lap. Phar Lap's racing career was a spectacular one. He started 51 times, and won 37 races in Australia during the depths of the 1930s Depression. Phar Lap was an ugly chestnut gelding, purchased for a song in New Zealand by Harry Telford, an ever-hopeful and often poverty-stricken trainer who did not exactly operate at the big end of town. After his… CONTINUE READING