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The following counsel Solicitors and other representatives also appeared at this stage to represent the following Racing Clubs, Proprietaries, and Associations :—

Mr. P. L. Hart (instructed by Messrs. O’Shea. 0’Shea, Corser, and Wadley) for The Queensland Turf Club.
Mr. B. Fahey and Mr. A. D. Graham (instructed by Messrs. O’Mara and Robinson) for The Brisbane Amateur Turf Club.
Mr. E. T. Real (instructed by Messrs. Bouchard and Holland) for the Kedron Amateur Racing Club.
Mr. F. T. Cross (Messrs. Morris, Fletcher, and Cross) for Tattersall's Club.
Mr. W. G. Delaney (Messrs. Delaney and King) for the Trustees of Bundamba Racecourse and for the Ipswich Amateur Turf Club.
Mr. D. J. O'Mara (Messrs. 0' Mara and Robinson) for Doomben Park Recreation Grounds Limited.
Mr. A. Wagner (Secretary) for the Queensland Breeders, owners, and Trainers‘ Association.
Mr. G. Farrell (Secretary) for the Metropolitan Owners, Trainers, and Jockeys‘ Association
Mr. J. F. Hayes (Secretary) for The Brisbane Trotting Club.

At later stages, Mr. J. E. Burke (Chairman of Directors of Brisbane Amusements, Limited, the owner or Coorparoo Racecourse) obtained leave to represent that Company; Mr. P. J. Frawley (Racecourse Manager) appeared for Mr. T. G. Jones, the owner of Strathpine Racecourse; and Mr. T. W. Bouchard (Messrs. Bouchard sud Holland) for Mr. T. G. Jones, as lessee of Goodna Racecourse.

The Commission began to like evidence on the 10th October, 1929, and thereafter sat continuously, with one short adjournment, until the 11th December, 1929.

Eighty-one persons were examined. These ineluded witnesses representative of the various racing interests concerned, racecourse proprietors, stewards and other club officials, breeders, owners, trainers, bookmakers, jockeys, veterinary surgeons, and caretakers. Valuable evidence was also given by representatives of the Brisbane chamber of commerce, the Chamber of Manufactures, the Council of Churches, and the National Council of Women, by certain surveyors and other experts, and by members of the public interested in metropolitan racing.

By arrangement between the parties, all witnesses were called by Mr. McGil1, being subsequently fully cross-examined on behalf of those interested.

In addition to the verbal evidence, one hundred and eighty-one documents of varying volume were tendered as exhibits.

Your Commissioners personally inspected each of the racecourses, paying particular attention to its physical characteristics and to the extent and condition of its appointments.

A transcript of the verbal evidence, which was taken in shorthand, is attached to this Report.