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1890s

1890s

1890s – Department of Public Lands, Brisbane 12th September, 1929.
His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to appoint
William Arthur Albion Perrett
To be Trustee of the Reserve for Racecourse, Bundamba, in the parish of Ipswich, set apart by Proclamation dated 10th February, 1890, in the room of Henry Besgrove, who has left the electoral district.
W.A. Deacon,
Secretary for Public Lands.

1892- The first meeting under the auspices of the Booval Race Club was held in the paddock of Mr A Perrett Snr at the bend of the Bremer River about half a mile from the Booval railway Station on July 16, 1892. Among those connected with the races were Messrs Thomas Burns, Dinmore, Mr Joseph Perrett, Major Noble, J Reilly of the Booval Hotel and Joseph Christey.

May 12, 1893 – Popular trainer Edward ‘Ted’ John Easton shifted his training from The Grange to Bundamba. A winner of two Queensland Derby’s with Persian Jewel (1910) and King Cleo (1912). He also won a Queensland Cup with Buttons, 1890, and Realm, 1891. In the last 16 years he trained, he won over 100 races in the metropolis and a trifle over £22,000 in stakes. He died in 1929.