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1930.


QUEENSLAND.




ROYAL COMMISSION APPOINTED TO REPORT UPON THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF HORSE-RACING AND RACECOURSES.



Presented to Parlament by Command



REPORT.


To His Excellency Sir Thomas Herbert John Chapman Goodwin, Lieutenant-General on the Retired List and in the Reserve of Officers of His Majesty's Army, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Governor of the State of Queensland and its Dependencies, in the Commonwealth of Australia.


May it Please Your Excellency,

On the 28th August, 1929, we received Your Excellency's first Commission to inquire into and report upon the control and management of horse racing and racecourses in an area defined by that Commission.

By a second Commission, received from Your Excellency on the 23rd October, 1929, the area so defined was extended so as to include the racecourse at Strathpine.

The area of the Commission's inquiries includes racecourses at:—

Eagle Farm,   Deagon,
Albion Park, Strathpine,
Kedron Park, Goodna, and
Bundamba, Doomben.
Coorparoo,

The sittings of the Commission for the purpose or taking evidence were held in the Land Court Room, Executive Buildings, Brisbane. The inquiry was held in public, and representatives of the Press were present throughout.

The first sitting was held on the afternoon of the 27th September, 1929.

Mr. A. D. McGill, of Counsel, instructed by the Crown Solicitor, Mr. H. J. H. Henchman, appeared to assist the Commission.