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Title: Noel Fullerton
Photo No: PH0875/0150
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Photographer: Clark, Darren
Date taken: 14-Jul-2012
Place: Alice Springs
Collection: Darren Clark Collection.
Description: Noel Fullerton at the 2012 Lasseter's Camel Cup race. The first Camel Cup race was run in 1970 in the dry Todd River bed as a bet between two mates, Noel Fullerton and Keith Mooney-Smith, and was an added attraction at the Alice Springs Centenary Year Celebrations. The camel race proved so popular and hilarious that plans were made by the Lions Club to hold the event on an annual basis. The first permanent venue was Traeger Park, but low fences and a grass track were thought to be too dangerous, so in 1975 the event was moved to Arunga Park Speedway. In 1979 it found its current home at the Noel Fullerton Camel Racing Arena at Blatherskite Park. Built by volunteers, Blatherskite Park is the only purpose built camel racing venue in the southern hemisphere with a commentary and judges' tower being erected, for telephone contact to the 'pits' and 'centre arena' to keep the crowd informed.
Subject: portrait
camel drivers
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 3333 x 5000 pixels : 24bpp ; 50.02Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 photograph : digital, col.
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