This photo comes from The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), Tuesday 24 October 1939, page 8, and shows the top three contestants in the Soapbox Derby run at Hobart, Tasmania. This derby was part of a Girl Guides and Boy Scouts' sports meeting held in North Hobart on 21 October 1939.
The lucky winners were, in first place Alan Berndt, in second place Leo Winch and in third place Bob Burnett.
This post is part of a series of posts for Sepia Saturday, which provides an opportunity for bloggers to share their history through photographs. You can view more Sepia Saturday images here.