115. E J McCarthy
4 hours ago
At the end of each day, commencing at 4.55 pm AEDT, the Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, followed by the poignant strains of a lament, played by a piper. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. The Roll of Honour in the Cloisters lists the names of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations over more than a century. At each ceremony the story behind one of these names is told. The Ode is then recited, and the ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.One of the soldiers commemorated in this ceremony was Louis Henry Salamito, who fell on 20 September 1917. The video of the ceremony commemorating Louis can be found on this link.
|14 Federation St, Ascot Vale. Reproduced with permission from www.realestate.com.au)|
|Private John Christian Herweg of Moonee Ponds. Courtesy of John Gilbert.|
|Stand hurdles, Flemington. Photographer Frederick E Murphy, album "Horse racing and steeplechasing in Victoria and Tasmania." Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria Collection, H81.189/2/11.|
|Harry Harrison's "Jessamine" stables from a Sporting Globe story in 1933: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article181750708 Thanks to Alex Bragiola for this illustration. |
|Looking south along Westbourne St, Harrison's training track can be seen on the corner of Epsom Rd with the house to the right of that.. Thanks again to Alex Bragiola.|
Sylvan Maid (Mr. W. Morrison) did well for a beginner in a school over hurdles with the Dunkeld gelding (J. Nicholls) who subsequently jumped fences in excellent style. Milkabah (F. Botterill) was to have gone with this pair, but he has a will of his own, and preferred a caper on his own account, but after his rider had got the upper hand he was sent over the brush hurdles, which were jumped in a satisfactory manner.However, Bottrill's name rarely appeared as a placegetter. He did get a run in the Melbourne Cup Steeplechase in 1912, but failed to get a place.
ROUND ABOUT FLEMINGTON. (1913, June 7). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 19. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142964384
The only other accident on Saturday was in the Steeplechase, and when Darcy fell F. Botterill, an English boy who is in T. Keily's stable, had his arm injured, how severely was not known, as Dr. Cavenagh-Mainwaring thought that probably only the X-rays would reveal this.One can only assume that the injury wasn't too serious, as three weeks later Fred was racing again at Port Adelaide racetrack when a very serious pile-up occurred involving five horses and jockeys:
SPORTING GOSSIP. (1914, May 20). Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA : 1898 - 1918), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article95331538
It was in the Franklin Hurdle Race that the most serious accident occurred. At the first hurdle five horses fell in a bunch. It is difficult to say which horse started the trouble. Some people say it was Reveller, others Kanyaka, and others that the two fell together. But whichever it was to first kiss Mother Earth was the one that did the damage, for in less time than it takes to tell it the horses following were in a general mix up, and the excited animals kicked and struggled in their efforts to rise in a manner that made it difficult to understand how any of the jockeys who came down escaped death. Fortunately two of the riders - T. Ryan and G. Hale - who were on The Amendment and Bucksey respectively, were thrown clear, and they suffered no injury. A. D. Frazer (Kanyaka), W. Shaw (Thrifty Lass), and F. Botterill (Reveller) were not so fortunate, and they were all injured, more or less seriously.Frazer and Botterill were unconscious when picked up, and Shaw, though conscious, was bleeding freely from a wound on the head. When the ambulance waggon delivered its unfortunate freight at the casualty room Dr Griffiths found that Shaw's left ear was nearly severed, evidently from a kick. An anaesthetic was at once administered and the ear sewed on again. An examination of Frazer showed that he was suffering from slight concussion of the brain, but Botterill was found to be very badly hurt, his skull being fractured. It also appeared as though there was compression on the brain. As soon as possible he was removed to the Adelaide Hospital, where he was operated on by Dr. Smeaton. Upon enquiry last night it was ascertained that his condition was critical.SERIOUS FALLS (1914, June 15). Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125062482