Racing looks like it was front and centre in the very first “Port Hedland Week”, in 1908!
High Tide at Hedland. (1908, October 4). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), p. 3 Section: THIRD SECTION. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57586424
High Tide at Hedland
The secretary of the Port Hedland Race Club has sent us the following list of attractions to take place during race week, commencing on the 30th inst. :- Sept. 30, Hunt Club Ball ; Oct. 1st, Races at. 1:30; christy minstrel entertaimcent, at 6 p.m. Oct. 2nd, polo match at 9 a.m., .Visitors v. Port Hedland Club; races at 1-30 p.m. Oct. 3rd, cricket match. Visitors vs Port Hedland.
The first “Port Hedland Week” promises to be a success, and we trust it will be so. -“Pilbarra News.”