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The Triangle available in local businesses soon

MORE than 20 businesses and hotels across the Moree plains shire will sell copies of The Triangle on behalf of Moree and District Historical Society.

The Triangle, a book chronicling the history of bush racing in the north and north-west in a timeline format dating back to 1865, was launched on Saturday at Moree picnic races – round one of bush racing’s Golden Triangle.

The book will also be on sale at Mallawa picnic races on Saturday, June 8 and Talmoi picnic races on Saturday, June 22.

Tourism Moree heads a long list of participating outlets selling The Triangle, which will also be available at Deluxe Café Moree, Sutherland Reid and Farrar, B&W Rural, Kenway and Clark, Beauty Matters, Dipper’s Home Timber and Hardware, Webb and Boland Lawyers, Croppa Creek Store, The Moree Gallery, Pitman Deakin, South Moree Butchery, A Tasty Surprise, Thomas Lee Motorcycles, Moree Veterinary Hospital, Faulkner’s Newsagency, McGregor Gourlay, Jukes Tyre Service and Assef’s Moree.

Moree and District Historical Society president Stephen Ritchie (left) with local member Adam Marshall and Bill Poulos (at back), who compiled The Triangle, at the old Moree Lands Office. Sales from the book will help finance the refurbishment of the old building to be used as a local historical museum.

Mungindi’s Jolly Swagman Hotel, the Pally Pub, Pioneer Hotel at Boomi and Garah’s Club Hotel will also stock the book while Mungindi Jockey Club will sell copies at its annual cup meeting on Saturday, July 6.

The Triangle was published at no cost to Moree and District Historical Society after receiving grants and donations from Moree Plains Shire Council, The Moree Desperates, all three picnic race clubs at Moree, Mallawa and Talmoi and local member Adam Marshall.

“It is a magnificent book and a great read,” Mr Marshall said.

Historical Society president Stephen Ritchie said the book would be distributed to participating selling agents in the coming days.

“We sold quite a few copies at Moree picnic races and we expect them to sell well again at Mallawa and Talmoi,” Mr Ritchie said.

“We’ll have them in all the participating stores very soon as well,” he said.

Businesses wishing to help out with sales of The Triangle on behalf of Moree and District Historical Society can contact Bill Poulos at bill@deluxecafemoree.com.au to find out details.

The Triangle will also be available by mail-order.
Enquiries regarding purchasing The Triangle can be made by emailing: mdhsmoree@hotmail.com