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A black and white photo of two young men dressed in long pants and singlets.
One of the young men is pushing a younger lad who is similarly dressed in a wheelbarrow.
Printed on his vest is "Woser Tea".
To the left of them are a number of large potted plants and smaller ones upon a trestle table.
Behind again is a motor vehicle and a young lad on a bicycle.
Behind all is a building (the Victoria Hotel Billiard Hall) in which two windows and a door are seen. - a corrugated iron roof is above the plants.

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Probably the Wowser James Wheelbarrow Race recreation in 1981.
From left to right: Alan Chitty, Eric Leaver & Mitchell Young (Eric & Mitchell are the grandsons of Wowser James)



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Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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