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Kensington Racecourse, Sydney

Kensington racecourse is a now-closed pony racecourse on the current site of the University of New South Wales in the suburb of Kensington, Sydney, Australia. The course was in operation between 1893 and 1942, and during the Boer War and World Wars I and II it was taken over as a military camp. A migrant hostel was located on the site in the late 1940s.[1] Construction of the University began in 1951.


  1. Development of UNSW Kensington Campus Exhibition Records and Archives Office, UNSW.



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