This sympathy poem was one of a large number sent to Museum Victoria in the years since he went on display in January 1933. It was retained in the Museum's files until it was transferred to the History Collection.

Physical Description

Three pages of white paper, held together in the top left hand corner by a metal paper clip. The pages have extensive text handwritten on one side in blue ink, and a black border printed around three sides.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Phar Lap Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Leisure

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Mr Michael Reason - Museum Victoria, Jan 2007

  • Date Written


  • Inscriptions

    Handwirtten in blue ink: Verse 1./ You have thrilled the race course legions/ With your matchless strength and grace/ With your peerless staying powers, and/ Your dazzling burts of pace, and your/name has penetrated to the utmost ends/ of earth, and you have shed reflected/ glory onthe land that gave yu birth/and Australians won't forget you/ While the roots of life hold say/ You're the greatest bit of horseflesh/that was ever foaled "Phar Lap". [followed by extensive text]

  • Classification

    Sport, Horse racing, Correspondence

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    26 cm (Length), 21 cm (Width)

  • Keywords

    Death & Mourning, Horse Racing, Museum History