Licences granted to racing men

Below is reproduced the transcript of an article in which there are many familiar names for those with any knowledge of Rockhampton racing. Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), Thursday 18 August 1949, page 6 Licences Granted To Racing Men The...

Callaghan Park grass track opening September 1984

©Warren Nunn When the Rockhampton Jockey Club opened its grass track at Callaghan Park on Saturday, 15 September 1984, I was there with my camera. Even though I am a journalist and words are what I do best, I had more than a passing interest in photography. Although I...

Jungle Hunter first horse since 1958 to win big double

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 23 June 1975 By Warren Nunn With a great win in the Rockhampton Cup (2000m) at the Callaghan Park races on Saturday, Jungle Hunter became the first horse since 1958 to take out the Rockhampton Newmarket-Cup double. He also...

Jungle Hunter gives rare double to Emerald

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 16 June 1975 By Warren Nunn Jungle Hunter made it a rare double for horses owned and trained at Emerald with a runaway win in the $12,500 Newmarket Handicap (1300m) at Callaghan Park on Saturday. Last year’s winner,...

John and Gisele Horne set out to take on the world

An improbable adventure First published Saturday 20 Jan 1973 Warren Nunn A family of five will leave on today’s high tide from the Fitzroy River to travel to Thursday Island in North Queensland in an inflatable dinghy. Mr and Mrs John Horne will set out with...

Hans Tholstrup

Back after hectic 10-day journey First published Saturday, December 2, 1972 Warren Nunn Hans Tholstrup, the Danish-born adventurer, was in Rockhampton yesterday after a hectic 10-day motor-cycle journey across Australia. Tholstrup left Rockhampton on November 6 and...