Photograph, Otautau Cycling Club; Donnan, Mary; 1909; OT.2007.2.3.4
Photograph, Otautau Cycling ClubAbout this object
This is a photograph of the Otautau Cycling Club in 1909. The date of the club's formation is unknown but it was closely associated with the Riverton Cycling Club which formed in 1897. The two clubs regularly rode together, often meeting at a halfway point such as Fairfax, where local publican Mrs Callaghan, was also a keen cyclist.
In 1900, the club advertised for tenders to build a cycling track at the Recreation Ground (now Holt Park). In the following years, the club held cycling event days at the track which drew competitors from all over and large crowds.
The growing popularity of motorcars eventually saw the club's end.
1909Inscription and Marks
On front of the mount in blue pen: 'Otautau Cycling Club 1909'
On back of mount in blue pen: 'I Shaw'
On back of mount in pencil: '2007.2.3.4'
h 180 mm x w 215 mmPeriod
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card
Shaw CollectionObject number