CABINET BAN ON COURSING AT MID-WEEK

 

State Cabinet yesterday refused to allow coursing meetings in Brisbane to be changed from Saturdays to midweek. For some years coursing meetings have been held at Rocklea on Saturdays, but from last Saturday the venue was changed to Kedron. The National coursing Association, in its request to the Treasurer (Mr. Hanlon) said that attendances, and consequently revenue, at Saturday coursing meetings was adversely affected by the public attraction to horse racing on that day. Mr. Hanlon took the request to Cabinet, and announcing the result last night said that Cabinet had decided that for the present no mid-week coursing meetings would be allowed in the metropolitan area. Chairman of the association (Mr. J.T. Browne) said last night that the application asked for permission to hold coursing on Thursday. The plan aimed at catering for those in the baking and ice trades, and others whose holiday was on that day, and consequently could not attend the Saturday coursing meetings.

 

From The Courier-Mail, Wednesday 20 February 1946, page 4.

 

1946 Rocklea Cross Country Race Slq 99183836723702061

1946 Rocklea Cross Country Race Slq 99183836723702061

Image: Start of the Toowong Memorial three-mile cross country race at Rocklea, Brisbane, 1946, SLQ 99183836723702061, State Library of Queensland.