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form y separately published work icon The Kid Stakes single work   film/TV  
Note: Based on Syd Nicholls' comic strip character Fatty Finn.
Issue Details: First known date: 1927... 1927 The Kid Stakes
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Fatty Finn is the scruffy six-year-old leader of a gang of kids in the dockside suburb of Woolloomooloo in Sydney. When Fatty enters his pet goat Hector in a local goat race, his rival Bruiser Murphy does his best to make sure that Hector won't win. He manages to let Hector loose in the grounds of a Potts Point mansion, where he eats a large portion of the prize garden. The owner locks the goat up, so Fatty and his gang sign an oath in blood to bust Hector out. With no time to get to the races, Fatty persuades a friendly aviator to fly Hector to the race track . After arriving just in time, Hector wins his heat and lines up against the other finalists, including Bruiser Murphy's goat Stonker.

[Source: Australian Screen]

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  • The Kids Stakes was possibly the last silent film made in Australia.

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Works about this Work

A Clear View of the Kids from the ’Loo. Louis Nowra , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 January 2016; (p. 14)
Whiskers on Kittens Ron Cerabona , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 August 2009; (p. 3)
Whiskers on Kittens Ron Cerabona , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 August 2009; (p. 3)
A Clear View of the Kids from the ’Loo. Louis Nowra , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 January 2016; (p. 14)
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