This is the earliest race meet notice that we can find for the Port Hedland Race Club! It’s from a newspaper in 1901 about the Port Hedland Race Club’s next meeting, which falls in 1902. As far as we know, this was the first race meet they ever held.

NOTES AND CHAT. (1901, November 16). Western Mail(Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954), p. 54. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33214678

PORT HEDLAND RACE CLUB

The Port Hedland Race Club intends holding a two days’ meeting on April 9 and 10. The prize money will amount to £137.

(NOTE: This particular meeting in 1902 was actually held two weeks later than the initial dates given in the article).