Rodeo at Cooma, 29 February 1944, photographed by Alec Iverson

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Where: Unnamed Road, Polo Flat NSW 2630, Australia

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When: 29 February 1944

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In February 1944, visitors flocked to the Cooma Rodeo to see Australia's finest rough riders take on the local mountain brumbies. The 'star turn' that year was "Thunderbolt" a wild Brumby from the hills of Kosciusko. Alec Iverson photographed this enthusiastic group sitting on the railings at the height of the action.

State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 019/Item 014


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    • 29/Feb/2020 04:04:39

    Extraordinary! My perspective on this is ex-Queanbeyan, as a kid in the 1950s living for some time on the railway line to Cooma (at the very end of Young St), and visiting Cooma often in my childhood. This looks like it was yesterday. Thank you for posting. :-)

3 years ago 2001:8004:c43:6588:39a7:7ba:b2cb:e404 suggested this image location is -36.2362, 149.139

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