Centennial Park has a fascinating history with many great reminders of days gone by. However, at times those stories are not obvious…like this one. Have you ever noticed these strange brick structures in the Park?
These structures are located just below the Rangers Residence near the Robertson Road Gates.
Can you guess what they are?
So, what is ‘it’?
Believe it or not, this is an equestrian horse jump!
During the days of the Royal Easter Show at Moore Park, Centennial Park (just across the road) used to host a three-day cross country equestrian event. These brick structures are some of the remaining jumps!
Want to know more?
Here’s a photo from the State Library NSW collection showing one of the wooden equestrian jumps in Centennial Park (from the 1964 event).
The history of Centennial Park is full of great stories. There are two ways you can enjoy more:
- Download our free Centennial Park History Walk app
- Buy Centennial Park – A History, the authoritative book on the park since inception
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Wednesday 15 March 2017 marked 100 years since a small gathering met at the junction of Moore Park Road and the newly named Anzac Parade, to witness the unveiling of the ANZAC Obelisk. An important war memorial, the ANZAC Obelisk remembers those who served from New South Wales during the Great War. For 81 years […]
Did you know that on 7 February every year a small celebration is held in Centennial Park? There are only three such celebrations held on that day around the world. Curious about what is being celebrated?
Work is underway to return one of NSW’s earliest war memorials and landmarks, the ANZAC Obelisk, to its home in Moore Park.
After undergoing conservation work and a recent refurbishment the Obelisk will be reinstated to a new permanent home in Moore Park East.
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