This Day in History: 1891-09-16

The widely advertised Newcastle Athletic Sports were held on Newcastle’s Recreation Ground. A number of races offered significant prize monies. The main event, a Sheffield Handicap (135 yards), was won by J.L. Lockyer, of Northam. The Hon. Secretary of the Newcastle Athletic Club was Bernard Maurice Connor.

West Australian, 31 Aug. 1891, p.5; 18 Sept. 1891, p.5.