Publicans ‘clean sweep’ win in the Melbourne Cup


IN Charters Towers recently a man gave the hotel keepers a real turn. He victimised 10 of them with forged cheques.

There has since been an amusing sequel to the affair. One publican remarked that the forgeries were a “clean sweep”, and were an “office” for the winner of the Melbourne Cup.

Consequently several of the victims backed Clean Sweep [pictured] for the Cup, and they won from £20 to £100 each.

-Warwick Examiner, Saturday, November 10, 1900


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