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Opening of Phillip A.C.T. Athletic track



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MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND RECREATION

The Minister for Tourism and Recreation, Mr Frank Stewart,

will officially open the Phillip Athletic Field of Canberra on

Thursday, 5 April, at 3*00 p.m,

Built late last year by the Commonwealth Department of

Works, the field has an eight-lane grass track and will be used

for athletics exclusively0

It is now rented by the Canberra-Queanbeyan Branch of

the Amateur Athletic Association of N.S.W. ‘

The official opening will coincide with a one-day athletic

meeting between a visiting New Zealand under-23 team and one ยท '

representing the A.C.T.

- Raelene Boyle, double silver medallist sprinter at last

year's Munich Olympics, will run for the A.C.T. team as a guest.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, h April) he will meet members of

the New Zealand women's softball team.

The visitors will play the A.C.T. side at 12.30 p.m, on

the area in front of the Administrative Building.

Canberra, 3 April 1973