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« 2019-May-21, 08:26 PM Reply #125 »
And there on Bill's  left is the great jockey Russell Maddock and the former " consierge to the Stars at the Brisbane Sheraton " Justin Abraham.

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« 2019-May-21, 09:00 PM Reply #126 »
Jack Honey, the commission agent, is in the middle. The well known horse owners, Bill and Evelyn Stanley, are on either side.   




The one and only time I attended the Brisbane Big Bash over the Stradbroke Weekend  I took a seat in the Member's Grandstand and sat next to Mrs Stanley. As I was up from Melbourne and at a bit of a loose end I engaged her in conversation. We talked about the horses she raced with her husband and the horses they had trained in Melbourne by Tommy Hughes,  think best of which was Rajah Sahib , who won many races in Melbourne.

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« 2019-May-21, 09:30 PM Reply #127 »
Rajah Sahib seemed to attract Tommys.

Hill
Hughes
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« 2019-May-22, 09:04 AM Reply #128 »
And there on Bill's  left is the great jockey Russell Maddock and the former " consierge to the Stars at the Brisbane Sheraton " Justin Abraham.

Gunbower  You're got an eye for detail and a good  memory :thumbsup:

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« 2019-May-22, 11:05 PM Reply #129 »
Ray Hipwood fielded on the southern races.




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« 2019-May-24, 10:46 AM Reply #130 »
I expect these ladies are good at backing winners.





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« 2019-May-24, 01:36 PM Reply #131 »
I expect these ladies are good at backing winners.




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« 2019-May-24, 01:54 PM Reply #132 »
Looks more like they are marking their below-the-line senate ballot paper.

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« 2019-May-24, 06:03 PM Reply #133 »
Looks more like they are marking their below-the-line senate ballot paper.

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« 2019-May-25, 08:58 PM Reply #134 »
Russ Hinze, Minister for Racing, at the races - late 70s.

 



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« 2019-May-28, 10:57 AM Reply #135 »
The essentials - a roll your own, a pencil and the form guide. This punter had found a quiet spot at Doomben to study the form. 




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« 2019-May-28, 05:04 PM Reply #136 »
One 'essential' you forgot to mention . . the 'tit-for-tat'



Which reminds me of a joke that Bert Bryant told on the 3-Way Turf Talk . . Lord knows how long ago . . which earned him a rap over the knuckles

A lady gave birth to triplets . . Tom, and Ted, and Tat

Tom and Ted were OK . .

But there was no tit-for-tat  :whistle:

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« 2019-Jun-01, 11:35 PM Reply #137 »
Punters were scarce on the ground when this was taken.

 


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« 2019-Jun-02, 04:58 PM Reply #138 »
Punters were scarce on the ground when this was taken.

 


That's very old all right Mal worked at Rocklea for many years before the QHRB closed it down and he then went to the races to ply his trade...not sure if he is still in the land of the living Fred Lanskey whose stand is partly obscured also has left us.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Jun-07, 08:06 PM Reply #139 »
This picture was taken from inside the Doomben racecourse looking towards the Hampden Street exit. The two elderly ladies talking at the exit were regulars. The paper "boy" is hawking the afternoon newspaper. Those interested will be able to date this image from the headline.

 



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« 2019-Jun-07, 10:25 PM Reply #140 »
I immediately get a face for the gent leaving on the left as well ...... pretty sure he was a regular too.

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« 2019-Jun-07, 11:46 PM Reply #141 »
jll1
Bit off topic - In my teen years [early sixties] I sold the Brisbane Telegraph at the racecourses EF, Doomben and the Creek usually at the Leger entrance. They had a pecking order and the longest servicing kid got the paddock and also the Sportsman. After the last race they would truck us to Bowen Hills to wrap the evening Pink Sports.  Enjoyed those days where the Flat bookies would take our shilling bets.

Anyway that short part time career got me a job later on the Brissy Telly were I started as a copy boy progressing to the dark room then cadet photographer working with top snappers Kemp, Kleinsmicht, Noel and Barry Pascoe whose Dad Al was still there at the time. Fortune [The Telly a tabloid was closed] led me to Canberra where I ended up in Canberra for 18 years at the Australian War Memorial then ending my career  at PH shooting for 3 PM's [Hawke, Keating and Howard].
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« 2019-Jun-08, 07:41 AM Reply #142 »
Thanks westie. I'm pleased this photo triggered your interesting response. I would never have known there was a pecking order for paper boys. As you know, the Tele closed up shop in early 1988. I can still see punters buying a Tele and a pie as the left the races - they would normally have enough money left for that. 

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« 2019-Jun-08, 08:55 AM Reply #143 »
Also off-topic but I remember being at the Sydney Sportsground one Sunday afternoon, watching the Rabbits, when a paper "boy" about this bloke's age was wandering around the outer ground calling for prospective customers for his papers with "Menzies makes an announcement- something to sit on"

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« 2019-Jun-08, 10:27 AM Reply #144 »
I helped a mate a couple of times but he wasn't impressed as instead of the traditional .... "Paper Teleee .... Citeeee Final!" I'd give it a "Aneeebodeee want a paperrrrrr!"

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« 2019-Jun-08, 01:23 PM Reply #145 »
My job as Paper Boy was delivery Monday to Saturday which paid the princely sum of 15 shillings a week . . for about 2.5 hours a day (mid 50's)

Sunday was a 'selling' day when in our normal weekday patch, we sold the Sunday-Mail, and announced our presence by blowing a whistle

Commission was three farthings per paper, and since there were no farthing coins, this translated into ninepence a dozen . . on a good day you might make five or six bob . . a motza compared with the Monday to Friday pay

You could buy a hot pie for sixpence . . so it wasn't bad pocket-money for a 13 year-old kid

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« 2019-Jun-08, 01:38 PM Reply #146 »
And assuming you worked and hustled as hard as all the paperboys I knew you certainly earned your weekly pay.

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« 2019-Jun-08, 02:54 PM Reply #147 »
You could buy a hot pie for sixpence
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What, you wasted your money on pies?

Rather than spend it on the necessities of life: ice-creams, ice blocks, lollies, chocolates and the occasional packet of ciggies if you could find someone to share the cost. 

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« 2019-Jun-08, 03:34 PM Reply #148 »
Yes . .

The occasional packet . . Craven A ( about 1s 3d for 10) 

As with most others my favourite brand was O.P . . . (Other Peoples')

Haven't done a lot of smart things in life, but giving up the weeds a long time ago, is pretty high on the list

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« 2019-Jun-08, 03:56 PM Reply #149 »
I like these old pics so thank you for sharing.  Although I’m not as old as some I use to do a Sunday paper run around the local area.
I use to live in an area of with a lot of elderly war widows and I’d drop off the paper and have a chat with each every Sunday. I ended up getting the sack because I spent more time listening to the ladies telling stories than delivering the paper.   :lol:   I didn’t mind because they always had a store of cakes and lollies when I dropped by. Even after I got the sack as the paper boy I would buy 5 or 6 papers and deliver them to the ladies. I’d leave at 7 in the morning and get back in the afternoon every Sunday well fed   :lol:  

It wasn’t until many years later I realized how lonely they must have been, a couple had sisters or brothers but most were just on their own. :(


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