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Dean Toseland or Whitehorn?

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:32 pm
by RobertFrith
I'm trying to identify the rider in this photograph from a collection that has been loaned to the WAHCC. Almost everything else in the collection dates from 1947 or 1948. The inscription on the back says Dean Whitehorn, however it was made many years after the photo was taken and the current custodian thinks that it's Dean Toseland. The rest of the collection is images and race programmes from Kalgoorlie and the Eastern Goldfields.

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Re: Dean Toseland?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:04 am
by silverlight
Thats Dean Whitehorn
I havent got my site at the moment but i have a profile on him,
One of Australias best cyclist and having met the man he is an absolute gentleman,

SL

Re: Dean Toseland?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:05 am
by silverlight
Thats a wonderful image, its Dean Whitehorn
I havent got my site at the moment but i have a profile on him,
One of Australias best cyclist and having met the man he is an absolute gentleman,

SL

Re: Dean Toseland?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:26 am
by RobertFrith
I figured you'd have something on your site, it was my first port of call, but "under construction"? What's happened?

Re: Dean Toseland or Whitehorn?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:05 am
by silverlight
Hi RobertFrith
Just doing a bit of a clean-up, tidy up on the site but taking longer than expected.
Hopefully up in the next few days

SL

Re: Dean Toseland or Whitehorn?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:11 am
by find_bruce
Are there any good sources of info on Deane Toseland or Dean Whitehorn? I know Toseland burst onto the scene in the 1934 Centenary 1000 & twice won the Warnambool, but haven't seen much on him.

Similarly Dean Whitehorn won numerous national track titles, was part of a group of riders who were sent to Europe in 1952, along with John Beasley, Peter Anthony, and Eddie Smith, but I haven't seen much written about him

Re: Dean Toseland or Whitehorn?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am
by silverlight
Hi All
Sad news of Dean Whitehorn passing away in the last couple of days.
Dean was an absolute legend of Australian cycling, a colossal amount of victories to his name and was also still riding in the veteran races in his later years.
I met Dean Whitehorn a few years ago, he kindly showed me his scrapbook and talked about his victories and the fun times with many cycling greats, he had such enthusiasm for the sport and showed me his trophies & awards cabinet and also got on his exercise bike to give me his daily run down of himself staying in shape, the bottom image of Dean on my site was given to me by Dean himself so I could get a copy to put on the page ( www.aussievelos.net ) and he also signed a postcard sized image for me.
A true gentleman of cycling and remains as Australians finest cyclist of the past era.
RIP.

Re: Dean Toseland or Whitehorn?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:42 pm
by DanielleSpicer
Hi all.
Dean Toseland was my great grandfather. I am trying to compile all I know about him currently. He built me my first bike!