1890's BUNDAMBA RACECOURSE
Bundamba Racecourse has been in operation since the mid 1890's and is located in Ipswich, an outer suburb of Brisbane.
Later renamed Ipswich Racecourse, in its day has been home to various kinds of horsepower, currently it is home of the Ipswich Cup but in the 1930's it was the home to roaring motorcycling engines.
1930's BUNDAMBA RACECOURSE SPEEDWAY
The first known speedway meeting held was a long track event built on a purpose build bike track around the outside of the horse track, Bundamba Racecourse was also the original home of the Ipswich Show before the purpose built showgrounds were constructed, It is possible that this first meeting was a part of the show activities, It is said that Speedway at Mundamba drew good size crowds.
Ipswich people were hungry for speedway and supported the venue well, Speedway was so popular in Ipswich in the 1930's that the local newsagent sold goggles to the local kids, the kids would go home and race each other on pushbikes around the back yard.