International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

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International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed May 23, 2018 3:31 pm

I found some pages from The Town and Country Journal 1934. Description of Sydney Cricket Ground race featuring Major Taylor.
A crowd of 20,000 !

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Re: International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

Postby find_bruce » Wed May 23, 2018 5:01 pm


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Re: International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed May 23, 2018 5:28 pm


Yep, 1904.

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Re: International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

Postby antigee » Thu May 24, 2018 7:14 pm

thanks for posting - google tells me population Sydney in 1904 around 500,000 - think that helps put a 20,000(plus) crowd in perspective

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Re: International Carnival featuring Major Taylor

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Fri May 25, 2018 9:04 am

antigee wrote:thanks for posting - google tells me population Sydney in 1904 around 500,000 - think that helps put a 20,000(plus) crowd in perspective

Yep, that’s an incredible crowd. I wonder what the crowd numbers would be if a similar event was held now.

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