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The Official Magazine of Tattersall’s Club Brisbane

Volume 33. Number 03. Spring 2017



A showcase of contemporary Australian art



The art of Michael Nelson Jagamara




David Oke’s quest for quality produce


Guest Sports Interview.... 30 Events Calendar.............. 25 Member Focus................. 34

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The Official Magazine of Tattersall’s Club Brisbane

FROM THE PRESIDENT TIME Only in a Club that is 152 years old can the ‘new’ extension celebrate its 20th birthday. The dramatic expansion in 1997 allowed Tattersall’s to increase facilities and services to our Members by introducing the Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre (including a gym, 25 metre pool, spa, sauna and steam room), library, accommodation, function centre, and a new administration centre for staff. Prior to the expansion, the Club struggled to service the growing needs of over 2,000 Members. Friday lunches ran over three different sittings just to fit Members in and staff worked within the limits of one small kitchen, one dining room and one bar. Today the Club has grown to 5,000 Members. Partners and families are regular users and our audience is bigger than it has ever been. Partners now attend the Health and Wellness Centre, hold business meetings, lunch in the Healy Room, meet up in the O’Duffy Library, or gather in the Members’ Bar for a drink. To the amusement of staff, I have run into my wife without knowing she was in the Club attending business meetings or catching up with family and friends.

PARTNERS WANT TO USE THE CLUB MORE This growth in our patronage over the years is reflected in our research. Two-thirds of partners would like to use the Club more often and half our Members want to make more use of the facilities. The Committee is listening to this feedback and has responded in the Strategic Plan. Club Members and their partners told us partner access is something they felt was very important and we are committed and listening. Partners asked to receive more communication about Club events and have asked for more events to be held on weekends when work and family commitments are less pressing. We also identified a need to provide up-to-date information about the rules for Member’s families as there are still many who are

unaware they can independently utilise the Club’s services and facilities. Family is important to our Members and the Club hosts both milestones and memories for successive generations. As part of our Strategic Plan, Tattersall’s has recognised the windows of time when younger family Members can enjoy the Club. In 2017, we implemented a policy that all children under 12 eat free during school holidays and many have since embraced this initiative.

MOVING TO SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS We currently rely on email to keep Members updated with news and events. Some Club Interest Groups have created their own Facebook pages as an efficient way to stay updated. Tattersall’s is evaluating different social media platforms to find the mix that best suits our Members, and you will see the improvements in our communication later this year.

MEMBER’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING The Strategic Planning process also helped define our role as a positive contributor to the community. Our lifelong commitment to Member’s health and wellbeing is important and research tells us men have a poor track record in advocating for their own health. This year we have already hosted Darius Boyd, captain of the Brisbane Broncos, who discussed the importance of mental health. Darius was generous and open about his battle with depression and how he overcame it to captain the Broncos and play State of Origin football. Shortly after we hosted boxing legend Danny Green. Danny shared his story of being moved to start the Coward’s Punch campaign after the death of a 16-year-old boy in Perth. I know of at least one Member who has been injured by a coward punch on a night out and we have all seen senseless violence in one form or another. Our Members raised over $6,000 dollars on the night to assist Danny in his campaign to stop senseless attacks. These events are important to our Members and we will continue to play a role in educating

men, young and old, and encourage Members to continue to engage us on the issues that concern them.

PREMIER SINGLES OUT TATTERSALL’S Some of you may be aware that the Queensland Premier has directed all government departments and government owned corporations to stop using the Club for functions. We see ourselves as a positive contributor to the community so it is disappointing to have been singled out in this way. I encourage Members not encumbered by this directive and to continue to support us. We will, as always, extend our warm hospitality to your family, friends and colleagues as part of our service to you.

SCOTT MCALPINE RETIRES Scott McAlpine and I joined the Tattersall’s Committee over 13 years ago and, after years of service, we farewell Scott from his role as President of Tattersall’s Racing Club in September. We will miss Scott and Grania’s company at Committee events but no doubt they will be glad to spend slightly less time travelling between Cambooya and Brisbane. Scott’s substantial knowledge and skill in the thoroughbred racing industry have been of great benefit to both the Club and Racing Club. All our Committee are honourary and I thank all those who have given their time over the years. There has been a great deal of time given in recent months as we finalise our Strategic Plan. I can assure Members their interests are well stewarded and encourage you to keep up the feedback to us as we continue to improve our offerings to you. Amicitia vita est Stuart Fraser – President




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Editorial Managing Editor – Sonia Cahill Writers – Kate Cowley, Angeline Lowther, Kelly Macleod, Phoebe Tully Design Design and Art Direction – Mike Wells


Advertising Sales Jaye Coley 0419 724 073

Your Committee has listened to recent Member feedback and updated the policy for Tattersall’s Usage of Electronic Devices to reflect these changes. Please find the updated document in the Member Portal online.

Tattersall’s Club Brisbane Photography Alisha Musil Jared Vethaak


Tattersall’s Club Brisbane President Mr Stuart Fraser Vice President Mr Michael Paramor AM Treasurer Mr Stuart Waddington Committee Mr Barry Aaskov Mr Mark Greer Mr John Mullins Mr Edward Profke Mr Tony See Mr Ernie Ward Mr Paul Williams Chief Executive Officer Mr Mark Woolf Contact Details Phone 07 3331 8888 Fax 07 3221 3913 215 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000 GPO Box 124 Brisbane 4001 Office Hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Trading Hours Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 12.00am Views and opinions expressed in the Tattler are not necessarily those of Tattersall’s Club, agents or advertisers.

Members are reminded the Members’ Dining Room requires a more formal dress code, including jacket and tie, until Tuesday 31 October 2017. Club events may stipulate an alternate dress code. Visit for more information. CLUB DRESS CODE Members’ Bar, Healy Room, O’Duffy Library, Wine Room, Business Centre, Needham Room Tattersall’s Casual – tailored long sleeve business shirt with collar, tailored slacks and enclosed shoes/leather dress boots.

Members’ Dining Room 1 March until 31 October – Jacket and tie, tailored slacks and enclosed shoes/leather dress boots. 1 November until 28/29 February – Tattersall’s Casual. Tattersall’s Club Events Jacket and tie unless otherwise stipulated. Health and Wellness Centre Gym attire, runners/joggers. For more information on Tattersall’s Club rules, policies and dress codes please refer to the Member Portal on the Club’s website

REMINDER FOR MEMBERS TO SWIPE THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARDS UPON ENTRY The Committee reminds Members of the requirement for each Member to swipe their Membership card at Concierge each time they enter the Club. Members are also required to sign in any guests at the registry available at Concierge.



Accommodation Reception..........07 3331 8820 Administration/Reception ...........07 3331 8888 Barber ..........................................07 3331 8857 Cellar ............................................07 3331 8859 Functions Office ...........................07 3331 8846 Health and Wellness Centre .........07 3331 8877 Healy Room .................................07 3331 8851 Membership .................................07 3331 8847 Members’ Bar ..............................07 3331 8850 Members’ Dining Room ..............07 3331 8848 O’Duffy Library ...........................07 3331 8847 Weddings ......................................07 3331 8866

Mr Francis Bromley Mr Paul Brannelly Mr Alexander Buchanan Mr Maxwell Crofts Mr Ian Donaldson AM Mr Alexander Enborisoff Mr Hermann Hamburger Mr Daniel McCluskey Mr Ian Price Mr Robert Rogers AM Hon Concetto Sciacca AO Mr Peter Frank Wadley


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From the Archives

22 Melbourne Cup Preview


Cover Image: Murrumbidgee River by Jun Chen

From the President.................................. 1

Events Calendar................................... 25

Interest Groups

Club Policies......................................... 2

Seen At Tattersall’s............................... 26

Classic Film and Wine.......................... 40

Membership Update............................... 4

+ Event Review: Tattersall’s Racing..... 28

Snooker.............................................. 41

+ Feature: Landscape Art Prize.............6

+ Guest Sports Interview............... 30

Golf................................................... 42

+ Feature: Michael Jagamara...............8

Food and Beverage News..................... 32

Motorcycle.......................................... 44

+ Feature: Paddock to Plate................14

Member Focus..................................... 34

Heritage and Walkers.......................... 45

+ Feature: Men’s Health.....................18

Travel................................................. 36

Rowing and Racqueteers....................... 46

Member Milestones.............................. 20

Health and Wellness............................. 37

Bowls................................................. 47

Upcoming Event................................... 22

From The Archives................................ 38

Shooters............................................. 48

The Arcade......................................... 24

Country Corner.................................... 39




+MEMBERSHIP UPDATE Member Get Member has been extended until Saturday 30 September 2017.

Tattersall’s 2017 Membership Drive, Member Get Member, has been extended until Saturday 30 September. This means Members have one month left to enter the draw to win some fantastic prizes! Between now and Saturday 30 September 2017, every Member who successfully proposes a candidate for Membership will go into the draw to win a luxurious holiday package worth $10,000. Once your proposed Member has been accepted by the Tattersall’s Club Committee, you will officially be entered into the draw. The more candidates you propose; the more entries you receive.


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between now and Saturday 30 September 2017 will go into the draw to win a luxurious holiday package worth $3,000! The two major travel prizes will be drawn at the New Members’ Evening on Tuesday 14 November at Tattersall’s Club. All Members are encouraged to get involved and make their contribution to the growth of the Club’s Membership registry. Visit your Member Portal today to learn more, read the terms and conditions or download a copy of the Membership Application Form. Good luck!

Members who have successfully proposed New Members have also won amazing prizes from quarterly draws, including tickets to the President’s Lunch at the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day, and Black Tie Boxing Evening tickets!

We are pleased to announce from Monday 1 May, Tattersall’s Membership has introduced a monthly waiting list and intake schedule. This will enable prospective Members to enjoy using the Club sooner than twice a year. The regular processes will still apply elsewhere.

All prospective candidates who successfully apply for Tattersall’s Club Membership

As of Tuesday 1 August, Tattersall’s has welcomed 125* new Members to the Club.


+NEW MEMBER PORTAL Tattersall’s has officially launched the new Member Portal, an improved online platform exclusively available to Club Members.

The new portal retains some of the characteristics of the previous version, including the ability for you to update your contact details, check your account balance and view important Club documents, now including the monthly Tattersall’s Mail and quarterly Tattler magazine. The portal now also provides Members with some exciting new opportunities to engage with the Club through an efficient online platform, including:

PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTS ONLINE You now have the option to pay your monthly statement online via the My Accounts tab. The layout allows you to view the different areas of your account including Membership subscriptions, Club purchases you have elected to be charged directly to your account including dining experiences, Tattersall’s Barber and also Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre subscriptions. The Member Portal can be accessed via the Tattersall’s Club website: • Click on the little man to the top right of the website • Click on Member Portal to the bottom left of the website • Click on the Membership section of the website Visit the website

VIEW THE FULL 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR ONLINE Members can now view the entire year’s Club events calendar online by selecting the Club Events tab. Conveniently available for viewing as a month to month calendar, or full event list, you can peruse the 2017 events calendar online and save the date for those you wish to attend.

MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR 2017 CLUB EVENTS ONLINE You are now able to reserve your seat at a wide range of Club events online! Simply select an event from the online events calendar and follow the prompts. Some events may not have this feature available depending on the complexity of their operation; however, you will find that the majority of Club events have an online booking option. The Member Portal can be accessed directly via the little man icon to the top right of the Tattersall’s Club website homepage, via the Membership tab or via Member Portal link to the bottom left of any page on the website. Your login details remain the same as the previous Member Portal. Once logged into the portal, you have the option to change your password simply by clicking Change Password under the My Details tab. If you are unable to log in or have any queries, please contact and the Membership team will be able to assist.




+2017 TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE SPONSORED BY MERCEDES-BENZ TOOWONG A total of 90 artists have indicated their intention to enter the 2017 prize. Included in this number are eight artists who currently have been selected as finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.

As the annual art week approaches, the line-up of artists submitting entries for the 28th annual invitation only Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, showcases the high regard the prize enjoys among prominent artists of the contemporary Australian art scene.

We are eager to hear if any of our entrants are successful and we wish Robert Malherbe, Nicholas Harding, Jun Chen (2013 winner), Robyn Sweaney, Alan Jones, Noel McKenna (2010 winner), Guy Maestri, Fiona Lowry (2014 winner) all the best of luck.

SHOWCASE OF TOP AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, continues to attract top Australian artists. Among our entrants this year, we are thrilled that former Archibald Prize winners Davida Allen, Geoff Dyer, Guy Maestri and Guy Warren will again submit entries. Wynne Prize winners G.W. Bot, Joanne Currie Nalingu, Ann Thomson (2016 winner) and Imants Tillers will submit entries along with Tom Carment and Amanda Penrose Hart, winners of the Gallipoli Prize 2008 and 2017 respectively. New South Wales artist John Caldwell will enter again this year. John won the Wynne watercolour prize in 1984 and 1987 and the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize twice (1997 and 1999). He has also served as a member of the judging panel on two occasions.

by Bernie Hollett



Rodney Pople, winner of the Sulman Prize in 2008 and a regular finalist in the major awards, will also be an entrant.

Of the remaining entrants, there are many winners and finalists of important Australian art prizes including the Glover Landscape Prize, The Moran Prize, the Portia Geach Prize, the New South Wales Parliament Plein Art Prize and the Fleurieu Prize. Entries are sought from artists throughout Australia and every state and territory will be represented in this year’s exhibition.

ANNOUNCING OUR JUDGES We are delighted to announce the judges for this year’s Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, and they are: Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Simon Elliott; Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Dr Deborah Hart; Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Professor Pat Hoffie; and Tattersall’s Club Committeeman Ernie Ward. The judges will select a winner, highly commended and commended paintings on Tuesday 5 September. Members are able to vote for their favourite painting and all viewers of the art prize can register their vote for the People’s Choice award. Announcement of the winner, highly commended, commended and Members Choice award will be announced at the Cocktail and Awards Evening held at the Club on Wednesday 6 September.

FACES AND PLACES OF BRISBANE EXHIBITION In a non-competitive exhibition held on the North Balcony at the same time as the Landscape Art Prize, we will showcase some very interesting artworks by Brisbane artists in our Faces and Places of Brisbane exhibition.


1. Rip Roar by Neil Frazer. 2. Big Data near Bannockburn Michael Eather. 3. Dawn burning off the mist by Neil Taylor. 4. Murrumbidgee River by Jun Chen. 5. Eucumbene River by Raelene Sharp.





Feature artist Colin Veerman has produced a number of works that depict the law precinct of George Street in Brisbane. His works of well-known Brisbane legal identities will be certain to catch the eye of Members and guests connected to the Brisbane law fraternity.

TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE SPONSORED BY MERCEDES-BENZ TOOWONG 2017 Event Schedule: Monday 4 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize opens at Tattersall’s Club

Artists Caroline Penny, Bruce Buchanan, Didi Valenquela, Leisl Mott and Ben Werner will all contribute artworks depicting the iconic faces and places of Brisbane

Tuesday 5 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Lunch Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Curator’s Tour

Members and their guests will be able to enjoy this wonderful display of paintings when the exhibition opens at the Club on Monday 4 until Friday 8 September, and continues in the foyer of the Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street in Brisbane, from Monday 11 until Friday 22 September (week days only). All entries are for sale with the exception of the winning entry, which is acquired by the Club.

Wednesday 6 September Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Cocktail and Awards Evening

Post Script: Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize winner Jun Chen has been named runner up in the Archibald Prize 2017 narrowly missing out on the winner’s prize.

Friday 8 September Ladies Charity Lunch Jazz in the Art Monday 11 until Friday 22 September (closed weekends) Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Public Exhibition at Riverside Centre. For more information, visit




Michael Nelson Jagamara with his various Lightning sculptures, 2014. Photo by Mick Richards. Courtesy of FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane. 

THE MANY STORIES OF MICHAEL NELSON JAGAMARA Over the years, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, has included entries from many luminaires of the art world, including prominent Queensland artists and Archibald Prize winners. Ahead of an evening with Michael Nelson Jagamara on Tuesday 10 October, we look at the work and career of the 2006 prize winner.

Each year, the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, invites more than 100 celebrated Australian artists to submit a new work. This year marks the 28th annual competition, which is one of the country’s longest-running landscape art prizes. Tattersall’s Club Art Curator Bernie Hollett says the prize has been awarded to many distinguished artists over the years, including seven Archibald winners, many of whom are entering again this year – including Warlpiri senior tribesman Michael Nelson Jagamara. Michael Nelson Jagamara began painting some 35 years ago in the classic dot and circle tradition of desert sand painting. Much of his work still focuses on imagery from the Mt Singleton area near Yuendumu, 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs in central Australia, and tells of traditional dreaming stories.

By Phoebe Tully



As a trail blazing artist in the 1980s, Michael was commissioned to design both the Sydney Opera House mural and the Mosaic Design for the New Parliament House’s forecourt in Canberra – a design that now features on the new five-dollar note. Michael has exhibited several times at the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery, and his works are held

in numerous private, corporate and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia. Last year at a Sotheby’s auction in London, Michael’s iconic work, Five Stories, achieved a record price for the artist when it sold for £401,000 (AU$687,877), more than doubling the pre-sale estimate. Experts say this is the highest price for any living Aboriginal artist, and the artwork has become the most exhibited Aboriginal artworks of all time. “The Sotheby’s result reminded us that Michael Nelson’s work was important when the Aboriginal art movement was in its formative stages in the 1980s when Five Stories was painted – but he is still alive to be recognised for his achievements today,” says Michael Eather, who represents him at Brisbane’s FireWorks Gallery. “Like many markets, Indigenous art is based on supply and demand. The crème de la crème of Aboriginal artists in the market are mostly deceased, but are recognised nationally and internationally. Michael is still alive and, when he does finish his career, his work will be assessed as quite a remarkable and unique trajectory.” Michael Nelson Jagamara and Michael Eather (‘the two Michaels’) have been working

Michael Nelson Jagamara, Red kangaroo, 2013, acrylic on canvas. Photo by Mick Richards. Courtesy of FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.



Indigenous art has provided all non-Indigenous audiences with insights into and appreciation of a deep and rich culture.

together for more than 20 years, giving the artist a firm connection to Brisbane, which is reflected in his Brisbane Paintings. These works, unashamedly more experimental than Michael’s Papunya style (which he developed while living in the central Northern Territory) embrace a larger scale with heightened colours. In Papunya, his paintings are essentially constructed with dots; in Brisbane, they are simplified insignias.

began in the mid-1980s, when Imants controversially appropriated Michael’s painting Five Dreamings ‘without permission’ for his seminal work, The Nine Shots. The work ignited both an ethical and academic debate surrounding Imants’ decision to use Michael’s roundels and fractured elements from his sacred dot painting. While some hailed the work as the beginning of a uniquely Australian style, others accused Imants of cultural theft.

Still, he insists with characteristic modesty, “my stories are all the same!”

Despite this upheaval, the two artists have enjoyed mutually successful solo careers and maintained a polite personal relationship. In 2001, they agreed to work on a series of purposefully collaborative works and unveiled a major exhibition and catalogue in 2012, which showcased 12 collaborative works that had been completed up to that point.

For his entry this year in Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by MercedesBenz Toowong, Michael Nelson has collaborated with acclaimed artist Imants Tillers. The pair’s professional relationship



Michael Nelson Jagamara, Nine dreamings at Mt Singleton, 1997, acrylic on canvas. Photo by Mick Richards. Courtesy of FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.

In 2017, which marks 50 years since the 1967 Referendum that recognised Indigenous people with official citizenship, Michael and Imants are preparing to show new works that continue to explore their ongoing dialogue. Their collaboration, says Michael Eather, who facilitated the ongoing studio projects, “acknowledges Imant’s respect towards Michael Nelson as a pivotal artist of his time and Indigenous culture in general. But it also demonstrates Michael Nelson’s commitment to an experimental attitude in art, as well as the fundamentals of reconciliation.” Indigenous art, he says, “has provided all non-Indigenous audiences with insights into and appreciation of a deep and rich



culture – one that we are still learning so much about.” Tattersall’s is enormously proud to receive a joint submission from these two incredible Australian artists. “The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize was and still is a significant occasion for Michael Nelson,” says Michael Eather. “Artists, like everyone, need financial stimulus and are always needing to broaden their market and audience – the prize facilitates both of these things.”


Art Prize Curator Bernie Hollett remembers the 2006 prize well, recalling how she called Michael Eather with the good news about Michael Nelson’s win.

1. Michael Nelson Jagamara, Lightning Men at Yuwinji,  2012, acrylic on canvas. Photo by Mick Richards. Courtesy of FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.  2. Michael Nelson Jagamara with Past President Peter Carroll at the 2006 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize.

“I was hoping he would be able to come to Brisbane the following night for the awards ceremony,” she says. “Of course, the plane leaving Alice Springs that afternoon had only one seat left. Poor Michael turned up to Brisbane with only the clothes he was wearing!”

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GROUP ONE SKY RACING TATTERSALL’S CLUB TIARA Entrenched in its support of Tattersall’s Racing Club and Queensland racing, for the fourth year in a row Sky Racing proudly sponsored the $500,000 Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara on Saturday 24 June at Doomben Racecourse. As the final Group One race of the Australian winter racing season, the 1,350 metre event for fillies and mares is highly sought after by owners and breeders, and attracts nationwide attention. This year, the race turned up a fairytale result for former Victorian trainer, part owner, Tony Krushka. A long-time breeder with his partners and family, his passion paid off winning the Group One with his six-year-old mare Tycoon Tara, a daughter of stallion Written Tycoon and mare Mosstara. Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden and based at Randwick in Sydney, Tycoon Tara’s form had tailed off from earlier in the season when she won the Group Two Missile Stakes and Group Two Golden Pendent, both in Sydney. She had failed to place in her past four starts and looked to be marking time to the Spring and her imminent maternal retirement. However, she surprised all with her sixth stakes win and the first at the highest level, advancing her record to 10 wins, 3 seconds and 2 thirds from 32 starts with earnings of $1,173,370. “I’m really glad we pushed on because I was prepared to pull the pin on her at one stage, I was worried she didn’t want to compete anymore,” Peter Snowden said. In a tough and courageous run, Tycoon Tara led every step of the way under leading Australian



jockey, Kerrin McEvoy. The victory topped off a magnificent racing season for Kerrin, giving him nine Group One wins, including last year’s Melbourne Cup aboard Almandin. “This win is the cherry on the top of a great season for me,” an elated McEvoy commented after the race. In terms of season Group One wins Kerrin runs a close second to Hugh Bowman, who pilots the champion mare Winx. Runner up in the race was Prompt Response, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, while the Benjamin Smith-trained favourite for race, In Her Time, passed the line in third place. Prior to race day, Sky Racing was delighted to play a part in the official barrier draw for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara. Conducted under astute eyes of the Racing Queensland stewards, Sky’s effervescent television talent Bernadette Cooper hosted the event at the Tattersall’s Club Members’ Bar. The draw was held on the Wednesday morning in line with race acceptances for both the Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara and the Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup. In her usual entertaining way, Bernadette officiated proceedings in front of a small crowd of owners, trainers, racing media and industry administrators. Looking forward, Tattersall’s Racing Club’s long term partnership with Sky Racing will continue for another two years at least, as Sky Racing continues as a Series Sponsor. Sky Racing began its support of Tattersall’s Racing Club in 2005, and has since increased its support to naming rights of the Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara. Tattersall’s Racing Club President Scott McAlpine expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Club with Sky Racing’s support over the last 12 years and its widening sponsorship position with Tattersall’s Racing Club as of

last year, by becoming a Series Sponsor. This includes naming rights to the three other Tattersall’s Club race days, the Sky Racing Tattersall’s Mile in July, Sky Racing Tattersall’s Recognition Stakes in November and the Sky Racing Tattersall’s Members Cup in March. “We are very fortunate to have such a solid industry supporter like Sky Racing as our partner,” Scott said. “Sky is the premier racing broadcaster in Australia and is here for the long term, with best industry interests at heart. We value Sky’s financial and media support.” The race day was broadcast Australia-wide in more than 5,500 retail venues and into 2.9 million Foxtel homes, and viewed in high definition on Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky’s thoroughbred only racing station on Foxtel channel 528. With Sky Racing’s solid support of thoroughbred racing in Queensland and across the Nation, Sky Racing’s operator, Tabcorp recently announced the continuation of its sponsorship of the Australian Trainers Association (ATA). The partnership between Australia’s leading wagering operator and the principal representative organisation for Australia’s horse trainers began in 2014 and the parties have agreed to extend for a further year. Tabcorp will continue to be the ATA’s exclusive sponsor and official wagering partner and have a major presence on all ATA communication channels. Partnering with the ATA allows TAB to work to support Australia’s trainers, who are a vital part of the thoroughbred racing industry. Tabcorp is one of the few integrated gambling and entertainment companies in the world. Tabcorp’s three core businesses, Wagering and Media, Keno and Gaming Services are delivered to people employing more than 3,000 people. Tabcorp is also the largest funding contributor to the Australian racing industry. Tabcorp’s businesses generated $787 million in funding for the racing industry in 2015/16.


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Growing up on a farm and applying his love of the land to his cooking style in the kitchen, David Oke has called Tattersall’s Club home for the past 15 years. From the early days learning his trade to his appointment as Executive Chef, we spoke to David about his journey and sourcing high quality meat from across southern Queensland.

“It’s a home away from home,” says David Oke, the mastermind behind the culinary treasures served every day at Tattersall’s Club. By combining top quality ingredients with a spoonful of knowledge mixed with a serving of passion, David’s team prepares the finest quality meals for Members. “A meal can start a lot of conversations and bring back many fond memories,” he explains. Born in Brisbane, David’s love of the land stems from his childhood on his Godfather’s dairy farm at Mudgereeba where he spent much of his time. “My mother was paralysed when I was only three and I had to learn very quickly how to fend for myself, which included learning how to cook. I guess you could say that is where my curiosity for food really began.”

By Kelly Macleod



Raised by his grandmother, David spent his days as an only child fostering an interest in food and farming, particularly meat. “Spending a lot of time on a farm slowly and surely instils in you where food comes from and the process of paddock to plate.” David’s cooking style was influenced by his Godfather’s mother, who cooked for the Country Women’s Association. He spent many years mastering old school cooking methods, techniques he prides himself on continuing to this day.

From humble beginnings, as sous chef to his current title as Executive Chef, David’s 15-year career at Tattersall’s Club has led him to running one of the most historic and admired kitchens in Brisbane. “I knew when I walked through the classical doors for my interview many years ago that Tattersall’s Club was something I wanted to be part of, something timeless and rich with tradition.” Given his country upbringing and longstanding career with the Club, David takes great pride in sourcing the highest quality meat and produce for all who dine in the Club. “We pride ourselves on crafting a dining experience, from the moment Members and guests walk in, to the moment they leave. Good old-fashioned service is key.” With a team of 11 people working with him, David explains the trust and relationship he has in the kitchen. “Everyone calls me Uncle Dave. I’m a friend, father figure and farmer.”

SOURCING DIRECTLY FROM THE PADDOCK With David’s rural background and farming heritage, he has formed close connections with the farmers who supplies Tattersall’s Club with succulent high-quality meat.


“Many Members are from the country and a number have cattle properties. They appreciate good meat,” he explains. Over his years with the Club, David has developed long-standing relationships with a number of suppliers who continue to supply a guaranteed quality of meat. One such supplier is Robert Lee of Absolute Providores,

who has supplied the Club with steaks, poultry and pork since 2004. Club Member William Webster, who runs a hunting safari and breeding of stock for their meat production business on more than 25,000 acres at Jimna, about an hour and a half north of Kilcoy, supplies mouth-watering Asian water buffalo, red stag deer and eastern grey kangaroo.

The Club’s sources of top quality meat extend to the Darling Downs from a farming haven at Nobby, between Warwick and Toowoomba. Here Peter Lyons produces well-seasoned tramore beef coated in long-lasting flavours of what is best described as a caramel smokey sweetness. “It’s most satisfying when Members ask me where I source the meat from, because it means we have made an impact on their

Absolute Providores is proud to celebrate our 10-year association with Tattersall’s Club Brisbane and Executive Chef, David Oke. We pride ourselves on delivering the finest selection of meat products, specially bred for the most discerning palate. We solely serve the restaurant and catering industry and thank David and Tattersall’s Club for their ongoing support over the many years. Contact — Robert Lee M: 0413 293 306 P: 07 3036 5592 F: 07 3036 5788 E:




Keep it simple. Food is nothing but chemistry, don’t complicate it.

palate,” says David. Warwick farmers not only produce the best beef, but also delectable Dorper lambs at the Leslie Dam. While sourcing lamb, David has focused on working with farmers who complement and possess similar animal husbandry to provide “a damn good product”, in his words. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, high quality pork is absolutely essential on the Club’s menu. Coincidentally, another Nobby farm has become one of David’s prized sources of pork. All A-grade pork served on the menu is carefully selected, from the Sunday roast to pork belly and mouth-watering pork cutlets served with fresh vegetables as seen on some of the menus. David exudes excitement when explaining his efforts of sourcing suckling pigs from Robert Hemmings at Killarney for the past six years. When describing the process of finding excellent farmers, David smiles while sharing his simple food philosophy. “Keep it simple. Food is nothing but chemistry, don’t complicate it. Cook food in its appropriate manner and complement it, don’t ever try to confuse it”. Another well-regarded supplier and one David calls his “secret weapon” is Gary Middlebrook from Elite Meats, who has supplied meat to the Club for more than eight years. Based in Boonah, Gary and David originally met during a friendly



conversation about five kilograms of sausages, which has flourished into one of David’s main suppliers of meat. “If it ain’t right, it doesn’t go out,” David explains of Gary’s approach towards his product. “Gary is an extremely hard worker, working 80 to 90 hours a week. He was taught the old school way and how to do things properly,” says David. Gary has been assisting David to select white and red meat from across South East Queensland, in true Australian spirit of supporting local farmers.

CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD David and his brigade take pride in preparing all soups, stocks and sauces in-house, with the menu changing every six weeks. Despite the passing years and emerging food trends, David highlights certain meals that have remained on the menu since Tattersall’s Club began more than 150 years ago. He describes it as classic comfort food with seasonal menu changes reflecting this philosophy, an approach that is clearly popular among Members. David recalls serving a staggering 2,033 people in one month for a la carte during Tattersall’s busiest period when he served some 841 kilogram of beef, 123 kilogram of fish, 303 dozen oysters and 150 crumbed brains. Providing good quality food guarantees returning guests throughout the year. Simplicity

and tradition at its finest, crumbed brains and pea and ham soup remain on the menu throughout the year as a long-time favourite. Scrumptious staples, such as roasts, steak, fish and oysters continue to be served and enjoyed by Members who dine at the Club weekly.

CATERING WITH CLASS While travelling through the culinary journey with David, it is clear to see why many Members celebrate milestone birthdays and other catered events at Tattersall’s Club. As close relationships have developed with Members, David has been part of many family photos, and a steady hand behind-the-scene helping couples celebrate their special wedding day. “The events experience is second to none at Tattersall’s Club. Our main point of difference is we merely and quite genuinely fuss over Members and their guests to make everyone feel very special,” David says. Food packages are offered to all guests wanting to share their celebration at Tattersall’s Club and David conveys his passion for tailoring all aspects of the event, especially food requests from Members. High quality catering in a beautiful setting featuring charm, character and heritage has been said to out-win most venues as Members will no doubt attest.

Christmas At Tattersall’s Function Centre Celebrate the festive season in the heart of the city

Tattersall’s Function Centre is the ideal venue for your private or corporate Christmas party, providing you with a choice of 14 function spaces under one roof. Perfect for both small, intimate gatherings as well as large events for 250 guests. We offer a great menu, a wide range of facilities, extensive audio visual aids, plus a service unrivalled in the Brisbane CBD.

Phone 07 3331 8881, email or visit’S CLUB BRISBANE




CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, with more men dying of the disease than women die of breast cancer.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates 16,665 new cases of prostate cancer to be diagnosed in Australia this year and 3,452 men to pass away from the disease in 2017. While survival rates from prostate cancer have improved significantly in recent decades – with Cancer Australia reporting a 95 per cent chance of surviving at least five years nowadays compared with 58 per cent in the 1980s – early detection is crucial and awareness is key to ensure survival rates continue to improve. Tattersall’s Club Members Dr Peter Burke and Dr Glen Wood, both urologists at the Brisbane Urology Clinic, agree. “Regular medical check-ups can mean the difference between early detection and successful treatment of prostate cancer,” says Dr Burke. “We manage men with all forms of prostate cancer on a daily basis and it is a highly treatable disease, particularly in its early stages.” “While age and family history are considered major risk factors for the disease, it can affect younger men so commit to annual checkups and adopt a healthy lifestyle,” Dr Wood continues. “Awareness saves lives and it’s imperative for men to take responsibility for their health.” PCFA is working to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and their



families, in partnership with the Movember Foundation, who have invested $685 million in research and health programs globally and more than $50 million, in prostate cancer research in Australia through PCFA's Research Program. Visit to learn more about the disease.

NOVEMBER: THE HAIRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR The annual Movember campaign is instrumental in encouraging men to take charge of their health, make informed treatment decisions and empower them to take action where necessary so they can live happier, healthier, longer lives and lead ultimately to a time where no man dies of prostate cancer. Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne in 2003, where 30 participants paid $10 each to take up the challenge of growing a moustache in support of men’s health and prostate cancer, the movement is now supported by more than five million participants globally. There are now official campaigns in 21 countries, which have raised more than $770 million and funded more than 1,200 critical men’s health programs. The only global charity solely focused on men’s health, the Movember Foundation is regarded among the top 50 nongovernment organisations internationally. Visit to learn more.


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SAVE THE DATE! Tattersall’s Club is proud to support Movember again this year to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Last year, 11 Members and staff raised more than $5,000 for the cause. Register and grow your own mo this year as part of our Club team and join us on Thursday 30 November to show your support as the mos go. Keep an eye out for more information in our Club newsletters.

1. Tattersall's Club President Stuart Fraser, Life Member John Maclean, Staff Member Shawn Stanley, Treasurer Stuart Waddington pre shave off. 2. Treasurer Stuart Waddington. 3. Staff Member Shawn Stanley in the midst of being shaved. 4. Neil Shannon, President Stuart Fraser, Staff Member Shawn Stanley, Life Member John Maclean, Treasurer Stuart Waddington post shave off.

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+MEMBER MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES NEW MEMBERS Mr Roger Allen Mr Matthew Blampey Mr Glen Buchanan Mr Thomas Buntine Mr John Chalmers Mr Anthony Chamberlain Prof David Colquhoun Mr Robert Copeland Mr Michael Daley Mr Nathaniel Delaney Mr Nikhil Deshpande Mr Channing Dirckze

Tattersall’s Club has a rich and expansive Membership. In this issue, the Club acknowledges and celebrates Senior Members who have reached a milestone of at least 50 years of Membership between 1 September and 30 November 2017. FIFTY YEARS


Mr James Blackburne

Dr John McCarthy

Mr Norman Bright Lt Hugh Buckham Mr Vincent Creagh Mr Ian Harris

FIFTY-FIVE YEARS Mr James Millar Mr Leo Thomsen

Mr Alan Hartland


Mr Ralph Hartland

Mr Carl Bartels

Mr Denis Land

Mr Brian Carlton-Smith

Mr Tony Neilson

Mr Ian Colquhoun

Mr John O’Connor

Mr Ronald Finney

Mr Denis O’Hara

Mr Frank Risch

Mr Graham Reveleigh

Mr Clive Summers

Mr Francis Wilkie FIFTY-ONE YEARS Mr John Stuart Larking Mr Peter W Morris FIFTY-TWO YEARS Mr Peter Allen Mr Leon Brosnan

FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS Mr Robert Perrett SIXTY-ONE YEARS Mr Graham Carter SIXTY-TWO YEARS Mr Bruce Paulsen

Dr Leonard Little


Mr David McEachern

Mr Stuart Craig

FIFTY-THREE YEARS Mr Geoffrey Pie Mr Jack Sullivan Mr KevinWhite



Mr Gavin Dudley Mr Damian Ebzery Mr Michael Hawkins Mr Craig Hinkins Mr Luke Horsfall Mr Kristopher Jahnke Mr Peter Jockel Mr Philip Keogan Mr Damien Lefrancke Mr Jack Lusic Mr Jonathan Martin Mr Dale McEvoy Mr Corey Munce Mr James Payne Mr William Pike Mr John Potts Mr Matthew Steele Mr Jason Steer Mr Ken Syme Mr Mike Timoney Mr Darryl White

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS Congratulations to Judge Michael J Burnett, who was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division (AM) for his exceptional service as a legal officer and as the Deputy Judge Advocate General – “Air Force”.

AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS Congratulations to Mr Frederick Lund who was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division on Australia Day 2017 for service to print media, and to the community.


27 YEARS LATER AND THE STAR STILL SHINES When John Foote, past Tattersall’s Vice President and now Life Member, met Ernie Ward on the golf course in 1990 and chatted about the Club, little would he have known that a long-lasting sponsor agreement between Tattersall’s Club and Mercedes-Benz would still be going strong in 2017. Originating in 1990 as a Tattersall’s Racing Club sponsorship, the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Stakes was run and won by McGinty’s Crown. The sponsorship has now evolved into a broader agreement covering the arts, cultural and sporting events within the Club. Ernie Ward has since retired from MercedesBenz, although remains a Mercedes-Benz Toowong Ambassador and has also been on the Tattersall’s Committee for the last five years. Asked to comment about this enduring sponsorship, Ernie said, “When John invited me to visit Tattersall’s and introduced me to other Committeemen and Members, I soon realised that the core values of the Mercedes-Benz brand fitted really well with the Club. We formed a sponsorship, initially with the Racing Club and we also became a major sponsor of Tattersall’s Golf. Today, the Sponsorship has moved to the

Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Black Tie Boxing Evening, Melbourne Cup Lunch and others. We also still enjoy sponsoring the annual Tattersall’s Golf Charity Day.” Mercedes-Benz Toowong continues this 27 year partnership and Dealer Principal, Angus Young, said, “When we purchased MercedesBenz Toowong in 2014, we looked at all existing sponsorships and soon realised that Tattersall’s and Mercedes-Benz had achieved and enjoyed a lot of mutual benefits through the partnership and it was therefore our intention to continue and build on the relationship. Hence the move into sponsoring arts and culture at Tattersall’s. We have also supported the Tattersall’s Colts. We are a multi-award winning dealership and pride ourselves on our high customer satisfaction rating. Many of our customers are Tattersall’s Members so I am confident that we can continue this mutually beneficial agreement for years to come.” Ben Haywood is Mercedes-Benz Toowong’s General Manager and as such has been very keen to engage with customers from Tattersall’s at many events. “All Club Members who visit our dealership in Toowong should make sure that they identify themselves as Tattersall’s Members. I will personally ensure that everything possible

is done to make their Mercedes-Benz experience a memorable one. We value this relationship and want to build on the last 27 years.” Tattersall’s Club President Stuart Fraser has enjoyed working with Mercedes-Benz Toowong for the 14 years he has been part of the Committee. “It’s very unusual for sponsor agreements to be so long lasting. However, when you look at the Mercedes-Benz brand and link it with Tattersall’s Club, its motto and its diversified Membership, it’s not hard to understand why this partnership has been so enduring. One visit to Mercedes-Benz Toowong convinced me that this is a special relationship. An example of the benefit to Tattersall’s Members was the special drive day that Mercedes-Benz Toowong invited Members to participate in at the Mount Cotton High Performance Centre. Supporting MercedesBenz Toowong is vital to any ongoing relationship and I will be working closely with Angus and Ben to ensure that both our organisations benefit.” For more about Mercedes-Benz Toowong or to book a private inspection and test drive, call 07 3870 4500 or visit




+MELBOURNE CUP The race that stops the nation returns to Tattersall’s for another year.

Join more than 500 Members, partners and guests for the premier event of the Australian racing calendar, the race that stops the nation! Tattersall’s Melbourne Cup Lunch, sponsored by MercedesBenz Toowong, brings the excitement of the track to the Club, with great fashion, entertainment, food and racing for all to enjoy. Don your finest Spring Racing attire and enter the Wintergarden Fashions on the Field competition for your chance to win amazing prizes. Test your knowledge of the field by placing bets with UBET, or enter the sweeps, on the North Balcony. The Melbourne Cup raffle returns for another year with fantastic prizes from Mercedes-Benz Toowong and Robert White Jewellers up for grabs. In 2016, the generosity of raffle participants raised more than $4,500 for Youngcare. Members and their guests are invited to enjoy a prequel of the big event at the annual Melbourne Cup Calcutta on Monday 6 November. Last year, in excess of 190 Members and guests attended, making the event Tattersall’s most successful to date. More than $115,000 was placed during the night with $79,000 won by the CTF Syndicate the following day when Almandin won the Melbourne Cup Race.



EVENT INFORMATION Melbourne Cup Calcutta Monday 6 November Pre dinner drinks from 6.00pm Dinner commences at 6.30pm $95 per person including dinner and cash bar Minimum investment of $50 per person, tickets thereafter $10 each For bookings, contact 07 3331 8848 or Melbourne Cup Lunch, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong Tuesday 7 November from 11.00am $140 per person, includes three-course meal and three hour beverage package For bookings, contact 07 3331 8881 or

A LITTLE CUP HISTORY This year marks the 156th year of the Melbourne Cup with the first race run in 1861. Originally, the race was held on a Thursday, however, in 1875 the decision was made to change it to the first Tuesday of the month. The only exception was during World War II when it was run on a Saturday in 1942, 1943 and 1944.

SAVE THE DATE Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day Saturday 25 November Doomben Racecourse Packages and President’s Lunch tickets are now available. Visit for more information.


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Tattersall’s Club Arcade Tenants have provided the following discounts to all Tattersall’s Club Members upon presentation of their Membership card. Take advantage of these special offers and support the Tattersall’s Arcade Tenants.



10% DISCOUNT to all Members on presentation of Tattersall’s Club Membership card.

10% DISCOUNT to all Members on presentation of Tattersall’s Club Membership card.

Optiko 07 3012 8883 /

Marchetti 07 3003 1344 /

ITALIAN APERITIVO Each Friday starting from 5.00pm until 9.00pm Marchetti is hosting “Italian Aperitivo”, which is the beloved Italian Milanese tradition of light Italian cocktails like aperol spritz, campari and wines, always enjoyed with small Italian bites such as crispy arancini balls and freshly baked authentic pizza.

LANNAH DUNN LANNAH DUNN is celebrating 10 years in Tattersall’s Arcade and to mark this milestone has launched their 10th Diamond Anniversary CONTINUUM Collection. Tattersall’s Club Members receive 10% OFF the Anniversary Collection. We look forward to celebrating with you. Lannah Dunn 07 3221 1588 /

10% DISCOUNT to all Members on presentation of Tattersall’s Club Membership card. Marchetti 07 3003 1344 /

TATTERSALL’S ARCADE The Tattersall’s Arcade is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most prestigious shopping precincts. Opened in 1926, the Arcade features premier outlets for all of your shopping needs. Tattersall’s Arcade Tenants include: • AG Designer Jeweller

• ESQ Male Grooming

• Marchetti

• St.George Bank

• Optiko

• Virgin Mobile

• Bankwest

• Hunt Leather

• Queen St Physio

• Vodafone

• Canturi

• Lannah Dunn

• Rimowa

• Dello Mano

• Longchamp

• Robert’s Menswear

View the complete directory of Tattersall’s Arcade Tenants online at





25.09 Tattersall’s Racing Club AGM 07.11

Melbourne Cup Lunch

03.09 Father’s Day Carvery Lunch 30.09 Champagne Dinner OCTOBER 

23.11 B2B Cocktail Event

05.09 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Lunch

10.10 An Evening with

Michael Nelson Jagamara

25.11 Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day

06.09 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Cocktail Party and Awards Evening

17.10 Father and Daughter Dinner NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 

01.12 – 15.12 Christmas Dinner Dances

08.09 Tattersall’s Ladies Charity Lunch

06.11 Melbourne Cup Calcutta


10.12 Kids Christmas Party 25.12 C hristmas Day Lunch

BOOKINGS To book, go to your new Member Portal or contact 07 3331 8888.





Mother’s Day Lunch: Michael Wilson, Colleen Wilson, Jorden Wilson, Sebastian Wilson and Ann Wilson

An Evening with Li Cunxin: Stuart Rees, Eilis Rees, Catherine Rees, Bridie Dunn and Lannah Dunn at An Evening with Li Cunxin

Tattersall’s Race Day: Mark Greer, Len Stone and Paul Williams

An Evening with Li Cunxin: Georgina Anthonisz, Zoe Connolly, Mathew Lobdell, Jenny Lobdell and Titta Waddington

Tattersall’s Race Day: Marina Purcell, Kerry Glowney, Ed Profke, Darrell Palm and Niamh Doyle

Ladies Morning Tea: Tracy Greer, Rosie Paramor and Genevieve Fraser


Ladies Morning Tea: Nerida Corfe, Sophia Corfe-Sahbi, Marjorie Ferguson, Samantha Ferguson, Marnie Morgan and Lesley Ferguson

Mother’s Day Lunch: Alice Haywood, Nel Luke, Rupert Haywood, Sarah Haywood and Margaret Dalton

Ladies Morning Tea: Marja Stjepanovic, Meni Stelletos, Vanessa Tracey, Wendy Makin and Shelly Oxenford

An Evening with Li Cunxin: Stuart Fraser, Doug Merritt, Li Cunxin and Stuart Waddington

Tattersall’s Race Day: Emma Williams, Tracy Greer and Amanda Stone

Mother’s Day Lunch: Stuart Pearce, Douglas Pearce, George Pearce and Alexandra Pearce


+TATTERSALL’S CLUB TIARA RACE DAY The 2017 Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day celebrated its 152nd anniversary of the running of the Tattersall’s Cup on Saturday 24 June. The race was held as part of this year’s Winter Racing Carnival at Doomben Racecourse for Tattersall’s Racing Clubs premier race day.

The premium race program provided edge-of-your-seat entertainment, including the Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara, Group Three UBET W J Healy Stakes and Group Three Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup, which was first run on 16 August 1865. Tattersall’s, Aquis Farm and Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association collectively added a new race to the program, the inaugural Furnaces@Aquis Farm Crystal Slipper 2yo Fillies Plate. Tattersall’s Club Wintergarden Fashions on the Field returned and continued to keep Winter racing fashion at its peak. Familiar faces, such as Jacki D’Antonio from Singapore Airlines, Scott Donoghue from Wintergarden and Matty Acton from Hit105’s Brekky team judged the contestant’s couture. The event was hosted by Abby Coleman and Stav Davidson, Matty’s colleagues from Hit105 for a day filled with French champagne and high-end fashion. Our lucky winners, Katie Roberts and Michael Dunn each won a trip to Singapore with Singapore Airlines and our runners up were Alla Demich and Tyler Zielke, who each took home a $500 voucher to spend in Wintergarden retailers. The Tattersall’s Racing Club Committee extends its thanks and gratitude to the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day sponsors, including series sponsors Sky Racing,



Carlton & United Breweries and Southern Cross Austereo with their Hit105 brand. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Pernod Ricard with their G.H Mumm French Champagne brand, UBET and Winning Edge Presentations. Last, but not least we would like to thank our race sponsors Aquis Farm and Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association and Tattersall’s Club Wintergarden Fashions on the Field sponsors, Singapore Airlines and Wintergarden for an unforgettable event. Many guests enjoyed private hospitality areas such as the President’s Lunch in the East Terraces and Corporate Suites among other rooms. General Admission guests enjoyed a full lawn of activities trackside to complement the races, such as a Hit105 pamper tent with assistants from Stefan’s, a DJ and a photo area provided by Hit105. Guests in the Members Area enjoyed a decked out champagne bar from our champagne sponsors at G.H. Mumm, as well as a sabrage, which is a technique employed to open a champagne bottle with a saber (sword), which was conducted by some very excited winners. Doolie played again for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day on the main stage, followed by a DJ after Tattersall’s Club Wintergarden Fashions on the Field concluded, which saw the dance floor pumping as the sun set on the classic 25 degree Brisbane Winter day.


TATTERSALL’S CELEBRATION SEASON RACE DAY INFORMATION Saturday 25 November Doomben Racecourse Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day For more photos of the day, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages: @TattersallsRacingClub




PREVIEW OF THE 2017/18 SUMMER OF CRICKET WITH IAN HEALY Former Australian and Queensland cricketer Ian Healy is undoubtedly one of Australia’s best specialist wicketkeepers. Mr Healy debuted for Australia after playing just six first-class games for Queensland, going on to play 119 test matches, 168 One Day International games and 231 first-class matches. He is currently one of the most prominent voices of Australian cricket, presenting and commentating for test matches on Channel Nines Wide World of Sports. Tattler spoke to Mr Healy about the upcoming summer of cricket.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON? A very strong 50/50 contest. I think the Australian and English teams are very, very evenly matched and every session will mean something – if you bowl badly, your team could get hurt, if you have a batting collapse, you may lose a match. Every session I am expecting will have consequences of good and poor performance.

WHO ARE THE MOST EXCITING PROSPECTS TO WATCH? I think we’re all looking forward to seeing Ben Stokes from England. He’s firming as one of the best performing all-rounders of the world, so he’s one we’ve got our eye on. We’ll also be watching Joe Root’s captaincy and the benefits or otherwise that has on former Captain Alistair Cook, and whether he can just relax and enjoy a much less pressurised Australian tour than normal. For Australia, I think all eyes will be on our opening batting partnership, including Matthew Renshaw – he’s just 21 years old and has been pretty impressive but has a lot more to deliver. This season, he’ll need to be very secure, to go on and make some big runs and accompany David Warner to some big partnerships. That opening partnership, if it works, will be fantastic for Australia and make it a lot easier for their summer. The three quicks we have – Cummins, Hazelwood and Starc plus Pattinson in reserve, Coulter-Nile will be back on the scene, Stanlake will be there. We’ve started to get a fit bench of fast-bowlers, which will be very important. Australia’s fast bowlers and the opening batsmen will be the ones to watch.

By Angeline Lowther Photo courtesy of Ian Healy



BEFORE THE ASHES STARTS, AUSTRALIAN CRICKET FANS CAN REVEL IN THE TOURING MATCHES AROUND THE COUNTRY – INCLUDING ONE IN TOWNSVILLE. HOW DO YOU THINK THIS WILL IMPACT THE CITY? Touring matches are really fun. I debuted in Townsville against the West Indies for Queensland so it’ll be great if everyone in Townsville – and more than just the cricket community – gets behind it and enjoy the action of a high profile touring team such as England. In my time, I played England in Cairns. It was a little less pressure playing there and I’m sure the match in Townsville will be less formal for the teams, which is good for England in the lead up to a test match. But I know the Queenslanders will go very hard at them and enjoy it.

FOR THE UPCOMING ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS, DO YOU THINK THE AUSTRALIANS WILL BE ANALYSING THEIR PERFORMANCES DURING THE 2017 ICC WORLD CUP TO ASSIST WITH THEIR TRAINING? All performances form part of an Australian team’s preparation. They’ll always be monitoring player progress/ player form and what we have in store on the bench. It’ll certainly be weighed into heavily. There will be some domestic one-dayers before then and there will be some domestic T20s too for specialist one-day players to make a name for themselves and stamp a spot in the one-day matches.


In the World Cup, the Aussies had two wash outs and a loss so were a bit hard done by, but traditionally we don’t play very well in the ICC so we’ve got to keep going and get a little better for the one-day internationals.

THE BIG BASH IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PARTS OF THE CRICKET SEASON FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES. WHICH TEAM ARE YOU WATCHING THIS SEASON? There’s only one team to watch in my opinion and that’s the Brisbane Heat. They’ve been a bit rattly over the years, won one off the bat of Luke Pomersbach one year, started poorly a couple of years and also ended poorly other years. They need a consistent start – and lose a couple in the middle if they have to – but be sure to get their form and confidence back at the right time in January for the finals. For the Heat, they’ve got to be strong and stay strong! Old cricket fans love the Big Bash too! It’s exciting for grandparents going with their grandkids.

WHICH HEAT PLAYERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE MOST, ESPECIALLY NOW CHRIS LYNN HAS UNDERGONE SURGERY AGAIN? Samuel Badree is an extremely deceptive leg spin bowler, however, our bowling attack needs to grow. I’m expecting it to become more experienced having had the last couple of years together, and touched more consistently when the pressure comes on. Fingers crossed our batsmen do their job!

WHAT GAMES SHOULD CRICKET FANS WATCH THIS SEASON? They’re all good. The Ashes tests, the One-Day Internationals and the Big Bash – they’re all outstanding. We’re very lucky with cricket. We have three forms of the game at international level, as well as a domestic competition well worth watching, so it’s a very high-profile and busy summer ahead.





By Michael Akhaven

SAVE THE DATE – 2017 ‘CLUB 200’ CALENDAR Visit the Wine Room next to the Members’ Bar at the Club next time you are in and enquire about joining ‘Club 200’. While you’re there, meet our Cellarman, Dylan, who will assist you with home deliveries of your wine from ‘Club 200’ and your personal collection. Host Your Christmas Party or End of Year Function at Tattersall’s Club Did you know that your Club has the ability to host your corporate or personal Christmas parties in one of our 14 function spaces? Our Members’ Dining Room and Healy Room can accommodate those who do not need a private space. Our smaller rooms, such as the Wine Room, Needham Room, Chandelier Room or Committee Room can accommodate up to 20 guests for a celebration! Our major event space, the Grand Ballroom, can accommodate 20 to 250 guests with many menu and theming options available. Alternatively, your Club offers Christmas Dinner Dances in late November and early December. Contact our events team on 07 3331 8864 or to discuss the best option for yourself and your budget.

Sunday 3 September

Father’s Day Carvery Lunch

Wednesday 6 September

Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize Cocktail Party and Awards Evening, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong

Friday 8 September

Ladies Charity Lunch

Saturday 30 September

Champagne Dinner

Thursday 16 November

Scotch Whiskey Masterclass


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Healy Room

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Members’ Dining Room

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FREE THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Make the most of the time with your children and grandchildren these school holidays and bring them to Tattersall’s Club for a complimentary lunch from the children’s menu in the Healy Room or Members’ Dining Room. Available for children aged 12 and under.


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Imaging running a marathon on every continent. Don Griffin has done exactly that, running a marathon on all seven continents not once, but twice. “My interest in running started when I turned 40 and gradually grew. At the time, I had five small children and found it hard to give time to organised sporting clubs, so I started running around the block on my own schedule,” he explains. Insisting it’s “surprising just how easy it is to pull on the joggers and move”, Don runs the Brisbane River Circuit each week, is patron of the River City Runners club, and runs the Brisbane Marathon every August, although he has handed over the mantle as Race Director. “Every capital city should have a marathon,” he says candidly. To the uninitiated, the official distance of a marathon is 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles). More than 800 marathons are held throughout the world every year, with most competitors being recreational athletes and some events attracting tens of thousands of participants. Don has run almost 60 marathons, starting with the Brisbane Marathon in 1992 when it rained most of the way. “I’m constantly inspired to keep going by my wife Trish, who has also run more than 50 marathons. It’s a good reason to travel; we have completed 25 marathons overseas and one in every state and territory in Australia,” he says. 1

+MEMBER FOCUS RUN LIKE THE WIND Don Griffin didn’t start running until he was 40, and has since run a marathon on all seven continents – twice. We spoke with Don about getting started, some of his global running highlights, and where he finds the inspiration to keep moving.

By Phoebe Tully Photos courtesy of Don Griffin



Globetrotting to run has its unique experiences, like the time Don was in Jordan to run the Dead Sea Marathon. “We were on our way and got caught in a traffic jam in Bethlehem. We witnessed the carrying of a coffin – just 30 metres away – by masked gunmen who were firing live rounds in the air like you often see on TV.” And of course Antarctica was incomparable. “On my first Antarctica Marathon, there was a section of the course along the stony beach on King George Island. Large nesting skuas (seagulls) started to dive bomb the runners to protect their nests. Then a large mating seal pursued some of us – which helped increase our pace! It was -27 degrees and snowing, so we ran with four layers of clothing, eye goggles, gloves… Around 200 runners complete the Antarctica Marathon every year, travelling down by a Russian ice breaker from Usushia, Argentina.”


When not running marathons in sub-freezing temperatures or averting the gazes of masked gunmen, Don is the CEO of Etax, a cloud-based tax preparation software used by hundreds of thousands of people across the country. “I like to apply my interest in technology to running as well. Like many people, I have a Fitbit that records my heartrate and pace while running and records my average five hours’ sleep each night. As founder and CEO, I have always enjoyed being at the cutting edge of the diffusion of innovation, and so Etax has been leading Australia in cloud-based tax preparation for the past 16 years.” It’s a company he built from the ground up, having been an accountant for more than 35 years. Don commenced practice in Brisbane in 1978, the same year he was invited to join Tattersall’s Club. “It happened after I acquired a one-employee accounting practice owned by Dudley Jones in the old Kodak Building on Queen Street. You can tell from

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Don says his motivation is simple: “I participate to finish, not to win.” “I have not recorded a Did Not Finish (DNF) in any event to date, including three South African Comrades Ultra Marathons

It was -27 degrees and snowing, so we ran with four layers of clothing, eye goggles, gloves… my number (1703) that I have been member for a long time! “When I turned 60, I joined the Racqueteers and was made to feel very welcome. It’s a great team of guys and we get to play the Queensland Club, Brisbane Club and Toowoomba Club most years. Naturally I use a digital tennis racquet that records speed and spin of each shot!” After another busy tax season, Don is already gearing up to run the New York Marathon in November for the first time. “Trish and I have run all the major marathon courses but to join 32,000 runners in Central Park and have dinner at the NY Athletics Club is incredibly special.”

(a double marathon up five major hills). I’m aiming to be involved in our family business as long as Rupert Murdoch (86 years), so I am pacing myself.” At 67 years, Don is more than keeping up with his age group so far. “I finished my 50th marathon at the MCG four years ago and was only three minutes slower than my first marathon – a new personal best!”

3 1. Don after the Gold Coast Half Marathon 2017. 2. Don crossing the lone – Melbourne Marathon 2012. 3. Don after the Santiago Marathon.

Don’s parting wisdom is for everyone to buy a copy of the bestselling book, Younger Next Year by Dr Henry Lodge and his star patient, 73-year-old Chris Crowley. “It reinforces the need to be active and to exercise for half an hour a day, six days a week to help improve and extend your quality of life. All in all, it’s a good read.”



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VISIT THE SCENIC RIM Get back to nature and relax and unwind with a weekend escape to the Scenic Rim and surrounds. Whether you’re a devoted foodie or a passionate hiker, you won’t fall short of finding a way to invigorate and indulge in Brisbane’s world-class heritage backyard this Spring. HIKE THE SCENIC RIM The Scenic Rim’s mountainous landscape offers hiking opportunities for beginners, intermediate and adventurous trekkers. Try Flinders Peak Hiking Track for challenging terrain, including steep inclines and rock scrambling. For a more comfortable hiking experience, Tamborine Mountain has a number of beginner to intermediate tracks including a stroll amongst the treetops at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

A FOODIE’S WONDERLAND Eat and drink your way through an array of casual cafes, relaxed restaurants and gourmet dining experiences. With an abundance of culinary options to choose from, our pick of ‘must-have’ delectable experiences include: • Blackbird Country Pies This rustic pie bakehouse in Canungra has more than 30 varieties of wood fired, oven baked pies to tantalise even the pickiest of pie enthusiasts. 47 Christie St, Canungra • Ground Up Espresso Bar Toowoomba’s solution to a back lane coffee bar, Ground Up sets the standard for quality coffee in an urban cool meets simply sophisticated setting and a menu that brags modern twists on traditional brews and eats. This is a culinary experience not to be missed. 501 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City • The Winery Experience For those who enjoy unsurpassed elegance, fabulous food and award-winning wines while gazing upon the Gold Coast’s lush hinterland, look no further than Mt Tamborine’s prestigious wine, distilling and brewery tours. • Tours on Tamborine offer tours guided by locals to make the most of the ‘Cork-n-Fork’ experience.



TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS Friday 15 until Sunday 24 September 2017 A vibrant festival that provides plenty of activities for parents and kids alike. Since partnering with the three-day Ergon Energy Food & Wine Festival (Friday 15 until Sunday 17 September), the combination of live music, spectacular gardens, thrill seeking rides, and sweet treats ensures this 10-day celebration is fun for the whole family. Secure your tickets now and create a personalised itinerary to make the most of the carnival.

THE FARMHOUSE EXPERIENCE Journey 30 minutes north of Toowoomba to Peachy and discover the sustainable farmhouse experience that is Paddock and Potager. Get your hands dirty digging through soil and learning about wholesome foods, or relish in a delicious long lunch after meandering through the charming property. Maximise this grounding experience by joining a cooking workshop or a how-to session on starting and running an ethical farming business.

FISHING AND WATERSPORTS As a popular destination for fishing and boating, the scenic precinct is home to three of the region’s main dams. For the recreational fisherman, visit Maroon, Wyaralong or Moogerah dams. Each provide ample opportunity to sink a line and support a variety of watersports, including boating, jet skiing and kayaking. Check with Seqwater for more details about fishing licenses and powered craft no-go zones.

DOWNS CLUB While in Toowoomba, Members are invited to visit the Downs Club, a reciprocal club located in the heart of Toowoomba’s CBD. The Downs Club proudly combines the elegance and service of its late Victorian heritage with modern 21st century technology. Featuring an award-winning cellar and excellent dining facilities the club is Toowoomba’s finest private and social business hub. 15 Mylne Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 07 4632 3532

To celeb rate the in of the ne w “smart” stallation equip join Tatt ersall’s H ment, and Well ness Cen ealth Tuesday tre befor 31 Octob e e r and rece a compli ive mentar y “Matrix” welcome pack (whil and a co e stocks last), mplimen ta r y 6-pack Personal of Training sessions (30 minu tes each).

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Matrix Fitness Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre Members will now enjoy new state of the art equipment from Matrix Fitness, one of the world’s premier commercial fitness brands. The equipment provides a comprehensive strength portfolio designed to meet even the most diverse range of needs. Members are provided with access to the Workout Tracking Network, which blends expansive entertainment with integrated fitness tracking functionality, and will support Members in every phase of their fitness progression. Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre is the only gym in Australia to be using the full range of technology available from Matrix Fitness.

Did You Know Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre offers an Associate Membership for family, friends and colleagues of Tattersall’s Club Members. Contact to switch gyms today!

To start your fitness journey with Tattersall’s Health and Wellness Centre, phone 07 3331 8877, email, visit or see the team on Level 5. TATTERSALL’S CLUB BRISBANE



WHO WAS WILLIAM HEALY? William Joseph Healy was elected President of Tattersall’s Club in 1932, the same year that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States. Like Roosevelt, Bill Healy was the longest serving President and he too died in office after a record term of service. Healy died in 1953. The Club rules were amended following his death to limit the Presidential term to four years. Healy was born in Dublin and from an early age he developed an interest in the turf. He owned horses in Ireland prior to emigrating to Australia in the early part of last century. He joined Tattersall’s Club in 1913 and was elected to the Committee in 1916. He then served as Treasurer for four years from 1921 and was elevated to the position of Voce President in 1924. Finally Bill Healy became President in 1932, a position he was to occupy for a record term of 21 years. He was granted life membership in 1933. Healy established the successful mens’ outfitters business W.J. Healy Pty Ltd, which was initially located in the new Tattersall’s Arcade. Subsequently he relocated to Queen Street adjacent to the site of the future Members’ Dining Room. He presided over the purchase of the McQuillan Building in Queen Street in 1935, the site of the future magnificent Members’ Dining Room that opened in 1939. Ten years later Healy sold his own premises on the northern side of the Dining Room to the Club, retaining a lease on the ground floor to carry on his business. The upper floor was incorporated into the Club as the new library and extra office space. Bill Healy had a reputation as being an engaging if somewhat garrulous Irishman. Another former Club President, Claude Jacobs,





recalled in an interview with historian Helen Gregory in 1991 visiting Bill Healy as a young manufacturer’s agent in 1948, a time of post war austerity. He showed the mercer six fine silk shirts. “I’ll take the lot,” said Bill.

Club Tiara. In 1950, the Club commissioned eminent local artist Dorothy Coleman to paint Healy’s portrait. This handsome picture fittingly now hangs at the entrance to the ‘Healy Room’.

“I’m afraid I can only let you have three,” said Claude.

So next time you dine in the Healy Room spare a thought for the great man as you pass the portrait of William Healy.

“Give me the six and you will immediately become a Member of Tattersall’s Club!” was the quick retort. Another notable moment in Healy’s long career was his appearance before the Royal Commission in 1935 into Racing and Gaming. When asked if he had any knowledge of illegal betting in the Arcade shops, and indeed on his own premises, he conceded that there may have been such activity in the Arcade but he famously refused to answer concerning his own property on the grounds that he may have incriminated himself. The Commissioner upheld his objection.

1. Portrait by Dorothy Coleman 1949. 2. Newspaper Advert from “Illustrated Souvenir and Retrospect” published in 1926 by Tattersall’s Club. 3. William Healy as Vice President.

William Healy lived at New Farm and was an avid race goer, virtually never missing a presentation of the Tattersall’s Cup through the course of his presidency. Following his passing, he was cremated at the Mt Thompson crematorium. Bill Healy’s memory lives on through the W.J. Healy Stakes, a Group Three Handicap event inaugurated in 1979 and run in conjunction with the Group Three Tattersall’s Cup Group One Sky Racing Tattersall’s





+FILM CLUB By Michael Halliday Filmgoers have enjoyed a variety of classic films in recent months. Such great classics included the dazzlingly original McCabe and Mrs. Miller, including Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not. The Academy Award-winning American crime The French Connection and English black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, based on the hilarious study in the gentle art of murder were also viewed. British action-adventure Sink the Bismarck was introduced by Club Member and naval history expert Harvey Greenfield RANR (Retd). Members have presented some excellent well-researched introductory talks at each screening, alerting attendees to relevant highlights of the film and its production. The size of the group meeting in the Members’ Bar before dinner has grown considerably


and the Film Club dinner menu in the Healy Room prior to the screenings continued to please, as Members and friends shared conversations and interests. Some of the films chosen by Members to be advertised by group email and electronically in Tattersall’s Mail for showing during the remainder of the year, include French classic Jean de Florette. Also showing is John Wayne’s Academy Award-winning True Grit and following on from last year, The Godfather (Part 2).

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2 1. Dinner before the movie. 2. The audience take their seats.

+WINE CLUB By Chris Elliott The Wine Club is enjoying a bumper year with strong growth in both Memberships and in attendance at functions. In March, Members enjoyed the outstanding wines of Blue Pyrenees Estate (Pyrenees, Vic) over a sumptuous dinner. The stunning deals on offer on the night resulted in an all-time sales record for a Wine Club event. In April, the Club hosted leading Granite Belt winery, Symphony Hill. Members were treated to fine wines that explain the growing reputation of the Granite Belt, as a source of premium quality Australian wines. Sandy and Rod Hallett from the highly acclaimed Alkoomi Wines (Great Southern Region, WA) presented their premium range to appreciative Members over lunch on Friday 19 May. Australian Winemaker of the Year (2012), Shane Harris, presented an array of his wines



produced for Geoff Hardy Wines, under the Pertaringa, K1 and Hand Crafted labels for Members to enjoy at a tasting event held on Tuesday 20 June. Head Winemaker, Gwyneth Olsen, of Briar Ridge Vineyard (Hunter Valley, NSW) presented her wines over dinner on Tuesday 4 July and received high praise from an enthusiastic crowd. Members enjoyed a lunch on Wednesday 26 July with Redman Wines (Coonawarra, SA) A rare Imperial (6 litre bottle) of 2007 premium Cabernet was cracked open and eagerly shared among those in attendance. The Wine Club has an impressive array of premium wineries organised for the remainder of the year. All Tattersall’s Club Members and their guests are welcome at Wine Club events. Contact the author for a program of events.

1 1. Wine Club Member John Gibson, receiving a bottle of wine from Rod Hallett of Alkoomi Wines at our May event.

CONTACT Chris Elliott 0419 679 197


+SNOOKER CLUB By Tim Woolley The highlight of May was a visit by the Wellington Club of New Zealand to play the first of what is planned to be an annual match between our clubs for a handsome trophy, donated by our visitors. It was perhaps a little ungracious of us to take it from them on the inaugural visit, but this was after a close match tied after the singles and two doubles and only decided on the black ball of the last game. An excellent evening in very good company, leaving us all looking forward to the return match next year in Wellington. In June, we had the first of our annual tri-club series against the Brisbane Club, which again proved to be as ever an evening of good snooker and great company. The scoresheet resulted in a convincing win in our favour and did not do justice to the exciting and close games played. In July, we played away at the Queensland Club. Meanwhile, our own competitions proceeded swiftly with the Snooker Pairs Handicap reaching the semi-finals after a couple of surprise results. Last year’s winners, Joe Frendo and Michael Browning were knocked out by Shane Curran and John McDonald. The strong team of Mal Waygood and

Michael Needham were defeated by Ray Garske and Eddie Cassidy. In the Snooker Singles, there have been no great upsets on the way to the quarter-finals with the exception of last year’s winner Robert Day being beaten in three close frames by Anthony Martin. The Billiards Handicap and the Championships will commence soon with up to date results in the next issue. The Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association are again organising a major event using our superb facilities on the weekend of Friday 10 until Sunday 12 November for a ranking Billiards Tournament, which will attract some of Australia’s finest players. Mark your diaries now to make sure you are there. Our next overseas trip is planned for Tuesday 24 until Saturday 28 October, when we will again visit Hong Kong for matches against the Hong Kong Club and the Kowloon Cricket Club and of course, take in a race meeting at Happy Valley. Places are filling fast, but there may be a space or two left if you register your interest with us soon.


2 1. The Brisbane Club and Tattersall’s teams. 2. Tattersall’s and Wellington Club teams.

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1. Geoff Mallan, Michael Dunn, Peter Skirving, John McCoy and Bill Prior. 2. Jim Ryan (Single Stableford Winner) receives his trophy from Ross Anderson. 3. Preparing for the Oxley Game Chris Mansfield, Paul McLaughlin, Greg Simcoe, Nic Rusit and Jack Andersen.


By Peter Skirving On Tuesday 11 April, the Tattersall’s Golf Club (TGC) played at Indooroopilly Golf Club, which always offers a solid challenge. That experience was enhanced with the offer of a VW Golf Sedan valued over $15,000 (sponsored by Westpoint Volkswagen Indooroopilly) as a prize for any Hole in One scored by a TGC Member on the day at Hole #2 – Green Course. As it transpired, no one drove off with a new VW Golf ! Winners of the 4BBB Aggregate were Victor DePasquale and Ernie Ward with their tally of 68 points. Michael Cassidy took home the Single Stableford Trophy with his fine score of 41 points (which also gave Michael the April TGC Monthly Mug). The TGC presented additional prizes for the best Single Stableford scores in three Grades: ‘A’ Grade – Grigor McPhee 36 points; ‘B’ Grade – Barry Aaskov 39 points; ‘C’ Grade – John MacGillivray 36 points. In the ‘Tempo’ match played at Indooroopilly, Stephen Wright and Anthony Martin took out Jim Lally and Dennis Flanagan (1 Up). It was back to that splendid course provided by Royal Queensland Club on Thursday 27 April where Bill Mallan won the Tattersall’s Cup (Single Stableford Honour Board Event) with a score of 39 points. Bill then teamed with Jim Lally to pick up the 4BBB trophies after carding 43 points. Jim Vernon grabbed the day’s Single Stableford Trophy with a solid 39 points. There was a frenzy of activity in the Bob Templeton




Memorial Shield rounds played at RQ. Peter Bechtel and Andrew Slack edged out Paul McLaughlin and Jack Andersen (on the 19th hole); Alastair Ward and Ray White eliminated John Griffin and Noel Fludder (3 and 1); Peter Hyland and Michael Dunn beat Des Whybird and Michael Cassidy (2 Up). The tough layout presented at North Lakes Resort Golf Club was the venue for TGC’s event on Thursday 11 May. Robert Gauld and his Guest, Greg Goebel, were the winners in the 4BBB with a score of 44 points (adjusted). Robert also collected the May TGC Monthly Mug with his Single Stableford card of 36 points. In the day’s Single Stableford, Barry Aaskov won with 35 points. The Championship Course at Royal Pines Golf Club was allocated for the TGC game on Thursday 25 May. Jack Andersen and Paul McLaughlin triumphed in the 4BBB with a score of 43.5 (adjusted). The Single Stableford was conducted in three Grades. The winners were ‘A’ Grade – Patrick Dixon 35 points; ‘B’ Grade – Dennis Roel 34 points (on a count back from Greg Simcoe); ‘C’ Grade – Richard McCouaig 34 points. The first of two rounds of the Eric G. Oxenford Jug (a Single Stableford Honour Board Event) was conducted in conjunction with the other events at Royal Pines with the standings as Dennis Roel (34); Greg Simcoe (34); Richard McCouaig (34); Victor DePasquale (33); John Griffin (33); Clive Schultz (32); with another four on 31; five on 30 and two on 29 – a bunched leader board going into the final round at Redcliffe. First of the Quarterfinals


of the ‘Tempo’ was also decided, with that popular duo of Clive Schultz and Peter Skirving ousting Michael Dunn and Peter Hyland (6 and 4). At the demanding course produced by Redcliffe Golf Club was the setting for the TGC game on Thursday 8 June. TGC Committeemen, Ross Anderson, and Chris Cameron, combined to win the 4BBB with 46 points. Trophies were in the three Grades for the Single Stableford: ‘A’ Grade – David Brett 34 points; ‘B’ Grade – Jim O’Sullivan 38 points; ‘C’ Grade – Peter Skirving 36 points. In this second round of the Eric G. Oxenford Jug, Dennis Roel (‘B’ Grade) was the overall winner with a great two–round total of 71. David Brett won in ‘A’ Grade with his total of 63 while there was another popular win for Peter Skirving in ‘C’ Grade with a total of 64 (on a count back from Ross Anderson). The second TGC Lunch for 2017 was held at the Chandelier Room on Tuesday 13 June where 21 TGC Members were treated to a superb lunch and the opportunity to listen to revered racing journalist and broadcaster, Bart Sinclair. Now retired, Bart was the Turf Editor of The Courier-Mail for many years and he regaled those present with many stories about horse racing and its characters. The next TGC Lunch will be in October with Guest Speaker Charlie Earp OAM, an icon of Queensland golf and a coach renowned worldwide. At the June TGC Committee Meeting, Barry Aaskov stood down as President – the position he has held for the past six years. During this



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time, Barry has offered outstanding service to the TGC and his drive is quite evident in the smooth running of events plus a continuing influx of new Members. Ross Anderson has taken on the role of Acting President until the AGM in December. The first-class course at Links Hope Island Golf Club was played on Thursday 22 June, where all trophies at this special day were kindly donated by Tony Barlow Brisbane (Derek Barlow). In the 4BBB Aggregate the winners were Jim Vernon and his Guest, Darryl Gumm, with a total of 78 points (Adjusted). Prizes were given in the three Grades for the Single Stableford: ‘A’ Grade – Mike Hall 37 points; ‘B’ Grade – Peter Symons 42 points; ‘C’ Grade – Ken Hanlon 42 points. Impressive scores, to say the least! Ken Hanlon also won the June TGC Monthly Mug (on a count back from Peter Symons). It was a bit like ‘Toowoomba vs. Toowoomba’ in the ‘Tempo’ match played at Hope Island, where Tom Kennedy and Ken Hanlon defeated Stephen Wright and Anthony Martin (4 and 2). It is understood that Stephen still drove Tom back home – to the Garden City! It was notable that four new TGC Members completed application forms at Hope Island. The first round of the North Queensland Challenge was conducted in Brisbane, with games at Redcliffe Golf Club and Indooroopilly Golf Club on Friday 23 and Sunday 25 June. The team from North Queensland Club leads 7–5 with the final round set for Townsville in September. The teams got together on the Friday night for dinner at the Chandelier Room, then accompanied their Partners to the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day on Saturday 24 June. The Memorial Day Trophy (Single Stableford Honour Board Event) was contested at the hospitable Oxley Golf Club on 6 July. Paul McLaughlin was the winner with a score of 36 points (adjusted) on a count back from Jim Ryan.  In the 4BBB, Barry Aaskov and Greg Simcoe collected the trophies with 42 points (adjusted).  Jim Ryan’s 36 points gave him the day’s Single Stableford prize.

CONTACT Tattersall’s Club Members with an AGU Handicap are welcome to join the TGC. New Member enquiries can be directed to Robert Gauld on 0405 322 167.


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+MOTORCYCLE CLUB absolute must, regardless if on two or four wheels, this route captures some of the most beautiful scenery our regions have to offer. We headed over Mt Glorious through the Brisbane Valley, then right following the landscape of Somerset Dam to Kilcoy. After coffee at Kilcoy, we head through the Villeneuve wetlands to Woodford, then up to Pit Stop Café on Mount Mee for lunch. TMC continues to be the pivotal platform for the growth of friendship and business networks with Members, guests, and affiliates who get together almost every week or weekend for varying occasions. It is always so pleasing to hear comments from Members who say Interest Groups add such a richness to their Membership at Tattersall’s. July saw us heading to Spring Creek Cottages and Queen Mary Falls on the mountain range between Boonah and Killarney for lunch. Plans are in place for our weekend escape in August where we stay overnight in Toowoomba and have dinner at Tattersall’s historical reciprocal Club – the Downs Club of Toowoomba. This year we look forward to having the Shooters and Bowls groups join us for dinner.


By Edward Profke

We have outings and events planned every month and the invitation from TMC is always there for all to join us, be it on two wheels or four.

A warm welcome to our new TMC Members who have joined us, following Tattersall’s last New Members Evening. Great to have you as part of TMC’s team. This year is unfolding as another busy one for TMC on and off our two wheels. Our weekend escape to Tenterfield proved yet again to be the jewel in our calendar, as a strong field of 15 took off through the mountains. The diverse and panoramic route continues to be a highlight, as Members craft their way through Beechmont, Numinbah Valley, Border Ranges, Murwillumbah, Kyogle, Casino and up over the Girard State Forest range into Tenterfield. Dinner and drinks on Saturday night are also part of the highlight, as the catch-up never fails to be the full-bodied reflection of our group’s foundation Amicita Vita Est “Friendship is Life”. In the month of May we headed out to Hampton, the small country township just North of Toowoomba. This route takes us west through the Brisbane Valley, across Wivenhoe out to Esk, then up over the Ravensbourne



Details and updates are available via Tattersall’s or our TMC Facebook page. 2 1. TMC Lunch in Numinbah Valley. 2. TMC Member Mark Luxford’s 50th birthday.

Range and into Hampton. Lunch at Flavours Café never disappoints, before we head home on the return leg via Crows Nest and Perseverance Dam. Friday 12 May brought about the milestone celebration of TMC Member Mark Luxford’s 50th birthday. Tattersall’s Head Chef, David Oke, turned on a splendour with a magnificent spread for lunch in the Members Dining Room. David had slow cooked a hind leg of venison that Mark donated for the special occasion from his recent hunting trip. Matched with fine reds from our Cellarmaster, Michael Akhavan, the afternoon slowly turned into night. Our Somerset Dam and Kilcoy ride in June saw out the financial year. This ride is an

CONTACT We welcome all to join us at any TMC event or at Tattersall’s Club. Stay up-to-date on Tattersall’s website or our Facebook page: President – Edward Profke 0418 155 873 Events Manager – Michael O’Connell 0414 718 715 Treasurer – Mike Wilson 0419 670 537 Secretary – Harald Goddertz 0403 605 451


+HERITAGE CLUB By Michael Halliday In June, the Heritage Group, with input from the Queensland Library Foundation and Ipswich Grammar School, held a lunch and heritage lecture: Building Bridges Connects Brisbane, delivered by Julie Hornibrook, the 2015 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow and granddaughter of Sir Manuel Hornibrook, ‘Father of the Australian Building Industry’. Julie relied upon her research fellowship project, supported by the John Oxley Library at the State Library of Queensland and focused on the history and stories surrounding the construction of three Queensland icons: William Jolly Bridge, Hornibrook Highway and the Story Bridge, which heralded economic and social change in Brisbane post-Depression. The lecture referenced research sources including original materials donated to the State Library with

1. Dianne Byrne, Michael Halliday, Julie Hornibrook, Anne Tuncliffe, Bill Philip and Michael O’Shea. 2. Hornibrook grandchildren and family.


photographs and mementos, some of which were on display. The event was a wonderful collaboration between Tattersall’s Club, State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library and Ipswich Grammar School. This also lent for the occasion of some of their historical treasures of John Bradfield, senior engineer for the building of the Story Bridge and old boy of the College. In attendance were many past and present engineers, who examined with interest the display exhibits, asked questions and shared personal and professional anecdotes with the audience. Since its formation, the Heritage Group has forged a close relationship with the Queensland State Library and it is hoped that this successful and informative event may be the first of many of a like nature.


The Heritage Group is pleased to announce that its online resource of records, historical items and photographs relating to the rich history of Tattersall’s Club is now available and Members are invited to actively access it for personal and research purposes at

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+WALKERS CLUB By Alan Ernst The mild spring weather is an excellent time for walking with friends. Walks planned for the spring months include Ferny Hills, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and Montville.

There will be the traditional trip to North Stradbroke Island and a couple of other weekend trips away that are planned. The usual Saturday walks will take the group to some favourite spots and the chance to explore some new walks in national parks, forest reserves and through Southeast Queensland or Northern New South Wales parks. One event eagerly anticipated in this period will be a visit to Sydney to coincide with the Archibald Art competition. The visit will involve a number of walks and a tour of the exhibition. Col Colquhoun and Pauline


Whitby have developed this tour, which promises to be a very enjoyable event. The past months have been an active period for the Walkers, involving strenuous walks around Lake Manchester and around Gold Creek Dam. Members also enjoyed walking through Anstead Bush Reserve, Chermside Hill and Moggill Creek. A highlight for Members was a weekend in Northern New South Wales, with pleasant walks on the beach at Kingscliff and around Pottsville. This was a very enjoyable weekend, coordinated by Steve and Jan Mill. In addition to our usual walks at Mount Coot-tha, the Walkers explored a number of newly opened tracks at Mount Coot-tha. The new tracks, established by the Brisbane City Council have introduced more variety to our walks in this area.

2 1. Walkers admiring the view at Gold Creek Dam. 2. Early morning mist at Anstead Bush Reserve.

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1. Men’s Quad in action.

By Greg Clarke Throughout June and July, Tattersall’s Rowers competed in the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Series. The five-race series saw a Grand Final organised by Rowing Queensland, over an approximately five-kilometre course from Vets Corner on the Canoe Reach of the Brisbane River (opposite the Indooroopilly Golf Club) to the Eleanor Schonell Bridge on the Cemetery Reach of the river at The University of Queensland. This year Tattersall’s Rowers had four crews entered: two men’s quads, a men’s eight and a women’s eight. The Winter Racing Series continued to grow in popularity with men’s, women’s and mixed crews taking part from Commercial, Toowong, UQBC, Grammarians, Vikings and Red Legs. With races starting at 7am every Saturday, crews were normally back at the West End shed in plenty of time for a well-deserved breakfast, followed by the rest of the weekend. To ensure maximum performance on race day, all crews trained two mornings a week, often with the added benefit of coaches. The group’s next major event is our boat naming ceremony in mid-July, at which our


new fleet of boats will be appropriately named to reflect the culture of the Club. Stay tuned!

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+RACQUETEERS CLUB By Adrian Symons Every two years a tournament is held among the Downs, Brisbane, Queensland and Tattersall’s Clubs with hosting duties on a rotational basis. While these other clubs trawl for players to represent them from a large and indeterminate catchment, Tattersall’s have always confined their entrants from among the Racqueteers playing group, thereby providing a ready-made excuse if results should disappoint expectations. This year our opponents have prevailed upon us to canvass the wider Tattersall’s community to match the players who those Clubs in previous years have unscrupulously cashiered into being their champions for a day, so the call has gone out to infuse some fresh (and hot) blood into our ranks to assuage the consciences of our competitors.



1. A verdant Norm Katter prepares himself for yet another court battle. 2. Ron Hambleton separates warring finalists Alan Becconsall and Doug Merritt.

After the tiring of Ron Hambleton holding a mortgage over the singles competitions for so many years in succession, it was decided to inaugurate a handicap event to offer others at least a chance of winning something. Thus, in a piece of delicious naming irony, the Ron Hambleton Singles Handicap came into being. The more accomplished players have traditionally dominated this event, so Doug Merritt was not an immediately obvious contender when he entered, but when he cleaned up perennial champ and black marker Rick Rylands people began to take notice. When he reached the final and then bested Allan Becconsall, who had overcome the other back marker Don Griffin along the way, it seemed a new star was about to be feted. Despite the distraction of protracted efforts to flog off his luxury riverside apartment and various overseas jaunts where he flaunted his



Queensland credentials to mystified locals, he still manages to fit in the playing of tennis four times a week. This has injected a hitherto rare consistency into his game, and he is now playing with purpose and a newly won confidence, which is in danger of becoming as insufferable as Brad Grinstead’s upon him becoming the reigning doubles champ.

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+BOWLS CLUB By Ern Wood On Sunday 21 May, the Tattersall’s Bowlers held an introductory day to newcomers at New Farm Bowls Club, home of our new President, Dean Merlo. A total of 30 new bowlers and Tattersall’s Bowls Members attended, allowing prospective Members to try their hand at playing lawn bowls. We achieved our aim in getting eight new members, five of whom are Tattersall’s Club Members. The day started with breakfast and followed through with the game fellowship and a drink.


On Wednesday 14 June, Tattersall’s Bowlers were due to hold their annual bowls day at St Lucia Bowls Club, however had to be called off due to rain. The Tattersall’s Bowls Committee will arrange another date to play at St Lucia Bowls Club.

1. Our new President Dean Merlo and his mother Mary Merlo, Gloria Wood and Ern Wood the outgoing President.

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+SHOOTERS CLUB By Rod Andersen The highlight of Tattersall’s Club Shooters events is the annual trip to Talgai Homestead for lunch and clay target shooting. We were very fortunate to hold our third annual trip on Saturday 15 July to the residence of a fellow Club member. The working Santa Gertrudis cattle property includes an impressive clay target range.


Talgai Homestead was built in 1868 and is located outside of Allora on the Darling Downs. It is a stunning example of a sandstone homestead. The homestead was an important part of the early pastoral settlement on the Darling Downs. It features seven impressive chimneys, verandas of hand and pit-sawn spotted gum with cedar doors and architraves.

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Around 40 Members and their families drove the two hours from Brisbane to Allora along the Cunningham Highway and through Cunninghams Gap under clear blue winter skies. At our car convoy assembly point near the showgrounds at Allora, we had the occasional cold Darling Downs breeze with increasing cloud cover. Undeterred by the temperature, David Woodrow and Leena Saarimaki drove up in an open top convertible. Upon arrival at the homestead we were welcomed by the owner, Rob Nioa and his family and eagerly found the onsite coffee van that they had thoughtfully organised for us. Coffee-in-hand, we had the opportunity to tour the house and grounds. This included the underground cellar, original stone architect’s cottage, an avenue of Bunya Pines, airstrip and livestock. The hot lunch allowed Members and their guests to socialise before forming into the squads for shooting. Following a comprehensive safety brief, issue of safety equipment and shooter registration, five squads of 10 shooters commenced on the clay target course. The world-class clay target range had a sporting clay layout that simulates field shooting. The 30-target course had a wide variety of targets, providing interesting and challenging angles for shooters. The clay targets were thrown at varying speeds as going





away targets, incoming, crossing, vertical climbs and targets that turn at the end of their trajectory. There were overhead clay targets from behind the shooter and ‘rabbits’ where the clay target rolls along the ground. There were five shooting stations, with the squads moving from one station to the next to complete the course. Each of the five stations were staffed by a very experienced safety officer, who demonstrated the order and flight of each of the clay targets. The shooters used 12 gauge under/over shotguns with all clay targets scored. The afternoon tea and refreshments in the shearing shed was followed by the hotly contested clay target awards. Prizes included

1. Shooting Squad. 2. Rupert Haywood coached by Ken. 3. Shooting Squad. 4. Mark Greer loading. 5. Talgai Homestead.

hip flasks engraved with the Tattersall’s Club Shooters logo and Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch wine. The prizes for clay target shooting were: • Men’s: 1st Liam O’Brien, 2nd Daryl Whittaker, 3rd Ben Hatch and Andrew Whittaker • Ladies: Jess McKay and Colleen Woolf • Juniors: Wilson Slack • Special award: Kim Hawkins • Safety award: George Morgan Overall, it was a truly memorable day. We would like to record our appreciation to Tattersall’s Club Shooters ‘Life Member’ Rob Nioa, his family and staff for again making us welcome.

CONTACT To join the Shooters Interest Group, please contact or 07 3331 8863.

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