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Boys Riding Goats
Title : Boys Riding Goats Boys Riding Goats
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Source : B 31042
Date of creation : 1922
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A group of boys riding goats about to start a race at Blinman in South Australia's Far North.

Mounted bareback and with only the horns to hang on to, the boys are in for a rough ride. Perhaps these are seasoned racing goats, but it is more likely that they are owned by the boys' families. On the day there may also have been events with the goats pulling carts, with young children driving them.

Goat racing is a popular alternative to the more expensive pastime of horseracing and almost everyone in the Outback owned a goat.

Coverage year : 1922
Place : Blinman
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Dow, Gwyn and June Factor (eds.) Australian childhood: an anthology, South Yarra, Vic.: McPhee Gribble, 1991

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

Fabian, Sue. Children in Australia: an outline history, Melbourne: Hyland House, 1980

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