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Jack Kelleher - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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Jack Kelleher

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Categories: Bookmakers
Region: South East Queensland



Originally from Melbourne, Kelleher was a miner who came to Brisbane to work for a French company constructing a sewerage tunnel. He stayed at a boarding house in the heart of Brisbane's racing district and had a bookmaker's licence by the age of 22. He stayed for a further 50 years being generally considered the longest serving bookie in Brisbane.


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