Scone Hospital Centenary 1834 – 1934 Arthur Smith Memorial “Back to Scone Week”
7 – 8 – 9 – 10th March 1934 Official Souvenir ….. 2/6
The 1893 Football Team was Rugby Union.
The outstanding Barrett Shield winning side in the early 1930s was Rugby League: ‘The Thoroughbreds’.
This team beat a visiting Balmain (Sydney side). Brian McGrath said Les ‘Streaker’ Boyd (middle centre) was outstanding; and very fast. The Scone Race Club hosted the ‘Streaker Boyd Gift’ footrace at a sponsored White Park Race Meeting in 1980. The race was ‘controversially’ won by the representative from the Quirindi Grasshoppers. All Group 21 clubs were represented and ran in team jerseys. Brian McGrath was one of the judges on the rail at the finishing post. Unbeknown to him Neil Dann took a photo finish shot as if it was a thoroughbred race. The print clearly showed the Quirindi runner was actually third in a very tight finish. I kept the print under wraps because the formalities and presentation of the winners’ cheque had already taken place. It transpired the winner was a young man with a family and ‘out of work’. The $200:00 would come in handy! We decided to keep ‘mum’ and do nothing about it. I still have the photo now.