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1996 – Slim Dusty concert at the Port Hedland Racecourse

As part of Port Hedland’s 100 year centenary, Slim Dusty put on a show at the Racecourse on New Years’ Eve, delighting visitors and locals alike.

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Source: Local Residents


1996 – Jungles won the Port Hedland Cup

1996 – Port Hedland Centenary Special Edition Badge and Race Book

For the 1996 Centenary of Port Hedland, a limited edition gold PHTC membership badge was minted, and the PHTC’s annual race event was named in honour of the occasion with a special gold-printed race book.

Photo and Credit: Ken Reynolds


1996 – Bartolini crossing the finish line

Plucky racehorse “Bartolini” outshone the competition with ease, for the TAB South Hedland Maiden race at the Port Hedland Racecourse (18th May 1996).

Bartolini was ridden by T. Skinner, owned by Arnold and Fran Carter and trained by Peter Oliver.

This frame now hangs in the PHTC Clubhouse.