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Wean 2018

We are looking to have a great day on Saturday, 14th July 2018. We have made some significant improvements to our prize monies for 2018:

• Overall Racing prize money has been raised to $20,000.

• Corporate sponsorship has been found to significantly raise our historical theme prizes.

We are looking forward to the response to this years theme. Don't forget all the other entertainments we have on the day, including the multi award winning Gunnedah Shire Band and other live performances.

The Wean Committee

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The French Revolution

A watershed event in modern European history, the French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this period, French citizens razed and redesigned their country’s political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system. The French Revolution was influenced by Enlightenment ideals, particularly the concepts of popular sovereignty and inalienable rights. Although it failed to achieve all of its goals and at times degenerated into a chaotic bloodbath, the movement played a critical role in shaping modern nations by showing the world the power inherent in the will of the people. The wean Committee felt that this theme offers a great scope for costume design for both male and female, and we look forward to seeing the outcome of your efforts.

Historical Background

The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799. It was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalysed violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon who brought many of its principles to areas he conquered in Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history.

For more information, we encourage patrons to view the following links:




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About The Charity

The Boggabri Pony Club and Boggabri Business Houses Association have joined forces to raise money for the construction of a new amenities block at the Boggabri Showground. This will be a welcome addition to the facilities there, replacing old amenities and increasing hygiene available for both the pony club and other organisations that use the grounds. The Wean Committee felt that this was a worthy cause for their support, and strongly encourage patrons to donate on race day.

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