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Oakbank on Onkaparinga

Settled by the Johnston family in 1839 who created a brewery by the Onkaparinga riverbank. The town is most famous for the Oakbank's Easter Racing Carnival - in particular the Great Easter Steeplechase.

Today (March 21 - 2005) we had babysitting duties, when the local school had a "child-free day" - so off we traipsed to Oakbank to watch the hurdling & steeplechase trials. Here are a small sample. I intend to take photos of the town at a later date.

The name comes from the Oak Bank district of Glasgow, from whence the Johnston family came.
After the race
After the race
Circling
Circling
Eying the projeny
Eying the projeny
Grey racer
Grey racer
Helping hand
Helping hand
Hurdlers
Hurdlers
Hurdling
Hurdling
Judging the winner
Judging the winner
Leaving the course
Leaving the course
Nice rose display
Nice rose display
Oakbank racecourse
Oakbank racecourse
Parking for horsefloats
Parking for horsefloats
Previewing for the big race weekend
Previewing for the big race weekend
Steeplechasers
Steeplechasers
Warming up for the race
Warming up for the race