1939 Rodeo Scrapbook Page (2 Sided) - Of Australian Royal Easter Show For Sale
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Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Measures - 12" X 9" Personal photographs taken by various cowboys and others during the NSW Royal Eastershow Trip. Photographs are mint on surface but are glued into the scrap book - the silver writing beneath is that of Jack Wade's. Read the description for the captions I could not scan - There are two sides to the page - both are included in sale. As these are personal photographs they are more than rare and extremely historical in artifact value. The captions below the pictures of the first photo shown of the first side of the scrapbook page I could not fit on the scanner: The three captions of the bottom three photos is thus respectively: 1 - Koala Park2- Herman (Herman Linder)3 - Agnes (Agnes Linder) The captions below the pictures of the second photo show of the first side of the scrapbook page I could not fit on the scanner: The captions of the 2 bottom pictures are thus respectively (this is no caption for the missing first picture on the bottom row) 1 - Frank McDonald at Koala Park2 - At our barns in SydneyThis is a surviving scrapbook page that was originally constructed by Jack Wade after his return from Australia after competing at the 1939 Easter Show - Sydney, New South Whales as discussed in the book Canadian Indians in Australia by Linda Mannik. Excerpted from the back cover of the book: "The big new thrill at this years Royal Show will be the Chuck Wagon Races, with Red Indians in full war-paint going helter-skelter around the arena, chuck wagons swaying and jostling perilously, horse teams urged with wild whooping into a frenzy of speed. -- newspaper advertisement, Sydney, Australia, March 1939 In 1939, a troupe of eight rodeo riders, accompanied by an RCMP officer, travelled to Sydney, Australia to compete in the Royal Easter Show. The men were expected to compete in various rodeo events, as well as to sell handicrafts at the fair's "Indian village," where they also camped. International competition in rodeo was very rare at the time, and the team proved to be a popular draw for Australian audiences. This little-known moment in Canadian history is explored inCanadian Indian Cowboys in Australia. Author Lynda Mannik uniquely incorporates five different perspectives of the event: that of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales; the Canadian government; the eight First Nations men who participated; the RCMP officer who travelled with the team; and the Australian public. These multiple perspectives offer insight into the constructs of identity and visual representation as they are influenced by intercultural, social, and power relationships.'" I am the Grandson of Professional Cowboy of the Canadian Hall of Fame: Jack Wade
Robert Wade Stanford
Jack Wade listing in Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame
Jack Wade was born June 6, 1910 at Wakefield, England and came to Halkirk, Alberta where he lived until 1936, with three sisters and six brothers.
He started his rodeo career in 1925 at Battle River, Alberta, riding mane hold mounts. He claims he made more money there in two days than ranch work paid in two months.
For ten years he farmed and took in most summer rodeos in Alberta. In 1932 he trailed a chuckwagon and some bucking horses to Calgary. One horse, Typhoon, won the Calgary's best bucking horse money. Jack drove chuckwagon for a time in the Calgary Stampede, until 1936, when he entered his first rodeo in the U.S.
Jack went to Sidney, Australia in 1938, winning the Steer Wrestling, returned in 1939, only to have a horse fall and Jack broke his foot.
Some of Jack's accomplishments were All Around Cowboy 1936 in Dauphin, Manitoba and winning the Pendleton Round Up. He also won:
World Bronc Riding - 1939
Calgary North American All Around - 1940
Calgary Steer Decorating - 1940
Calgary Steer Riding - 1940
Calgary 2nd Bareback Riding - 1940
Calgary 1st Bareback Riding - 1942
Iowa State Fair All Around - 1941
He married Jeffie Gray of Hardy, Arkansas on June 2, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. From 1947 to 1953 he judged in Calgary as well as St. Paul, Minnesota, Omaha, Spokane, Ponoka and Stettler, to mention a few. Having quit the rodeo run in the early 1950's and finding little work in Canada, they moved to California. Here Jack drove an Auto Transport for 17 years.I will cover all shipping costs.
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1939 Rodeo Scrapbook Page (2 Sided) - Of Australian Royal Easter Show: $25