The area now known as Goulburn Mulwaree was originally a very important meeting place for various Aboriginal Clans, including- Gundungarra, Tarlo, Lachlan and Mulwaree. Today the town still is home to some historical sites such as Rocky Hill, Marsden Weir, Goulburn Railway Stations and various other ceremonial grounds around the area.
Goulburnâ€™s Heritage Area was established in 1833 and in the 19th century has become a very important regional area for Law and Church Administration. The town whilst considered small is home to 4 churchs and beginning in 1833 was the gateway to the Goulburn gaol. Goulburn achieved City Status and making it the first inland city on the 14th March 1863, after the establishment of the Diocese of Goulburn.
Goulburn is not a town but a city that is enriched with history making the local heritage tours a hit with travellers from all locations that stop by this inland gem.
History of Goulburn Jockey Club
The history of racing in Goulburn dates back to 1838, when it is believed racing was held by Police Troopers and held in the vicinity of where the Gordon Hotel stands today.
The oldest Goulburn Cup as per history and is still on site at the track dates back to 1883. The old track that is located on Braidwood Road was opened on the 12th October 1949. Goulburn & District Racing Club Limited was founded in 1969 after the disbandment of the Goulburn & District Racing Club and Trotting club. The club became incorporated in 1989 and is now managed by 11 elected Directors.
The club moved to the new and current race track in 1999 and continues to grow as a premier location for Horse Racing in the district providing quality facilities for Trainers, Horses and race goers.
NJB Racing- Major Raceday Sponsor
NJB Racing is a tiny boutique racing stable situated on track at Goulburn Race Course and is under the control of Tash Burleigh.
Prior to becoming a Trainer Tash was an apprentice jockey for four years before reaching a stage in her career where she felt that she had progressed as much as she could. Her love and passion for horses and working along side a trainer is what inspired her to then apply for a Trainers Licence. A lot of her experience came from working as stable Foreman for Graeme Spackman, taking on board any opportunity to learn what she could.
Tashâ€™s first win as a Trainer came on 21 November 2016 at the annual Bong Bong Cup meeting, training the Waratah Thoroughbreds owned Reverence over the 1000m for maidens. This would be the first of many wins. In January 2017, Tashâ€™s mentor Graeme Spackman sadly passed away after a battle with Cancer and most of the horses in his stable had been transferred across to NJB Racing. Shortly after Spackmanâ€™s passing, Tash trained Hangover Monday to an emotional victory for all involved.
Today, NJB Racing has Fireman Sam I Am (5yr old Gelding by I Am Invincible x Flickering Fire) running in Race 4 Divalls Earthmoving Benchmark 55 Handicap over 1600m.
History of the Stilletto
Photographic evidence documents the existence of the Stilletto as early as 1940s and of Parisian Singer, Mistinguett. However, the designer of such shoes was Andre Perugia, who had been designing shoes since 1906, although not officially the designer of the stiletto he is believed to be the designer of the high, slim heel that we all know and love wearing today. It was re-popularised by Roger â€“ Henri Vivier in the 1950s.
The word â€œstilettoâ€ that is applied to high heels has been derived from the manner used to describe a knife or dagger stiletto- that is a long, thin blade that is similar to the heel found on classified stilettos. As time went by, the Stiletto became more common as a fetish item, simply because the heel had the ability to change the height of a woman and giving the illusion of a longer, slimmer leg and smaller foot, other advantages is that they alter the wearerâ€™s posture and gait- such items are commonly associated with Femme Fatales.
Fun Fact- have you ever wondered why the bottoms of Louboutinâ€™s are red?
Inspired by Andy Warholâ€™s drawing Flowers, in 1993 he wanted to make a shoe that resembled the drawing. The prototype arrived however did not have the red sole and he felt that the relevance to the drawing was missing. Louboutin noticed his assistant was painting her nails a bright red colour. He grabbed the nail polish and painted the sole of the shoe- feeling very content with himself continuing on the tradition today.