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Sydney Showground (Moore Park)
The former Sydney
Sydney
Showground at Moore Park was the site of the Sydney Royal Easter Show in New South Wales, Australia
Australia
from 1882 until 1997, when the Show was moved to the new Sydney
Sydney
Showground at Homebush Bay, which was built for the Sydney
Sydney
2000 Olympics. The old site was then leased to News Corporation
News Corporation
on a 99-year lease from the Government of New South Wales
New South Wales
to be used for the site of Fox Studios Australia, and is now part of The Entertainment Quarter.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Football 1.2 Music2 ReferencesHistory[edit] In 1811, Governor Macquarie
Governor Macquarie
proclaimed Sydney’s second common, an area of 1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
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David Bowie
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/),[2] was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications
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Demolition Derby
Demolition derby
Demolition derby
is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another.[1] The last driver whose vehicle is still operational is awarded the victory.[1] Demolition derbies originated in the United States and quickly spread to other Western nations. For example, Australia's first demolition derby took place in January 1963. Demolition derbies can be dangerous
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Harold Park Paceway
Harold Park Paceway
Harold Park Paceway
was a harness racing track in Forest Lodge, New South Wales, in use from 1890 to 2010. It was a half-mile track (804.5 metres) but was just 739 metres in circumference until some changes in its later years. Races at the track were run over distances of 1,760m, 2,160m, 2,565m and occasionally 2,965m. Before its configuration, events were run over one mile, 9 furlongs and 170 yards, 11 and three quarter furlongs, 13 furlongs and 98 yards and 15 furlongs and 92 yards - these distances were all for standing starts
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Glebe, New South Wales
Glebe
Glebe
is an affluent inner-western suburb of Sydney. Glebe
Glebe
is located 3 km south-west of the Sydney
Sydney
central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney, in the Inner West region. Glebe
Glebe
is surrounded by Blackwattle Bay
Blackwattle Bay
and Rozelle Bay, inlets of Sydney
Sydney
Harbour, in the north. The suburb of Ultimo lies to the east and the suburbs of Annandale and Forest Lodge lie to the west. The southern boundary is formed by Parramatta Road
Parramatta Road
and Broadway
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Dirt Track Racing
Dirt track racing
Dirt track racing
is a type of auto racing performed on clay or dirt surfaced oval tracks. It started in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s. Two different types of race cars dominated—open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and stock cars in the South. While open wheel race cars are purpose-built racing vehicles, stock cars (also known as fendered cars) can be either purpose-built race cars or street vehicles that have been modified to varying degrees. Dirt track racing
Dirt track racing
is the single most common form of auto racing in the United States. There are hundreds of local and regional racetracks throughout the nation; some estimates range as high as 1500
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Motorcycles
A motorcycle often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle is a two-[1][2] or three-wheeled[3][4] motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. Motorcycling
Motorcycling
is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies. In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production motorcycle, and the first to be called a motorcycle. In 2014, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Yamaha
Yamaha
(both from Japan), and Hero MotoCorp
Hero MotoCorp
(India).[5] In developing countries, motorcycles are overwhelmingly utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy
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Sidecar Speedway
Sidecar
Sidecar
Speedway is a motorcycle sport involving 4 crews of a rider and a passenger competing over 4 laps on an oval shale surface. Rules are governed by the national speedway federation and are not dissimilar to conventional speedway rules. Sidecar
Sidecar
speedway is most popular in Australia although in Great Britain it also has a strong following. Sidecar
Sidecar
speedway events are also held in New Zealand, South Africa
South Africa
and United States of America. Because of the nature of the sports hotbeds being spread so wide across the globe, organising an official World Championship has been an arduous task, though in 2006 the first successful Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme World Track Racing Sidecar Championships ( Sidecar
Sidecar
Gold Cup) were held at Isle of Wight Speedway stadium
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Midget Car Racing
Midget cars, also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the 1930s and are raced on most continents
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Sprint Car Racing
Sprint cars are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. Sprint car racing
Sprint car racing
is popular primarily in the United States
United States
of America and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Sprint cars have very high power-to-weight ratios, with weights of approximately 1,400 pounds (640 kg) (including the driver)[1] for 410 sprint cars, power outputs of over 900 horsepower (670 kW) are commonplace for these machines, which are around 140-340 more horsepower than 2014 Formula One
Formula One
engines
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Stock Cars
Stock car racing
Stock car racing
is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States
United States
and Canada, with Australia, New Zealand and Brazil[1] also having forms of stock car auto racing. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles (0.4 to 4.3 kilometers). The world's largest governing body for stock car racing is the American NASCAR, and its Monster Energy
Monster Energy
NASCAR
NASCAR
Cup Series is the premier top level series of professional stock car racing
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Film
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images. (See the glossary of motion picture terms.) This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed in rapid succession. The process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry
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Anniversary
An anniversary is the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year, and may also refer to the commemoration or celebration of that event. For example, the first event is the initial occurrence or, if planned, the inaugural of the event. One year later would be the first anniversary of that event. The word was first used for Catholic feasts to commemorate saints. Most countries celebrate national anniversaries, typically called national days. These could be the date of independence of the nation or the adoption of a new constitution or form of government
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Rugby Football
Rugby football
Rugby football
usually refers to rugby union or sometimes rugby league, which are both team sports, rugby union originating at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, and rugby league originating in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
after splitting and forming the Northern Union in 1896 (what is now known as rugby league). The first rugby match in North America
North America
was played between McGill University
McGill University
and Harvard University. The champion of the match between both McGill and Harvard received the Covo cup. Rugby football
Rugby football
(both league and union) is one of many versions of football played at English public schools in the 19th century, along with association football.[1]. Although rugby league initially used rugby union rules, they are now wholly separate sports
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New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership
The New South Wales Rugby League
New South Wales Rugby League
premiership was the first rugby league football club competition established in Australia
Australia
and predecessor to today's National Rugby League
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Rugby League In Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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