In the spirit of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, we've gone through our archives to uncover photos from Melbourne Cup Day in Taree in 1971.
This race meet was held at a track near Taree Recreation Centre known as Robbery Park. It would be another three years before race-goers would enjoy the biggest day on the Australian horse racing calendar at the Bushland Drive track.
We have been delving into the Manning River Times photo archives and while every picture tells a story, sometimes the background to that story is lost. Which is why we are asking our readers to help. Do you recognise someone?
Over the next few weeks we will publish a selections of images from events such as race days, surf carnivals and school functions, as well as faces and places of the time.
Feedback and shared memories are most welcome. Visit the Manning River Times website at 6pm every Wednesday to view the latest photo gallery in the series.