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A new historical article detailing Melbourne’s first Pennant trophy, and the donation of the S.T. Gill Paintings has been added to the historical news items section. The article also includes a link to a photo of one of the original trophies referred to in the article. In speaking with some members, I understand a number
Mornington Bulletin Rockhampton, Saturday 6 March 1954 HOTELS AND BOWLING GREENS From “Bowls Encyclopaedia”, “A. Tupp” selects the following article, “Hotel Greens”, as an item of general interest to bowlers: In the dawn of the game, bowls was played on open ground “bare.” Later on bowling greens and bowling alleys became associated with hotels, taverns
The Argus, Wednesday 4 April 1951 Behind the Kitty by Banker – Member Profile John Dando AN invitation to a stranger to have a cup of tea gave the Melbourne Bowling Club one of its most genial members and best workers in John A. Dando. A retired bank officer, John had travelled round most ofAustralia,
Official Opening –Melbourne Bowling Club 23 September 1950. Subjects: Thomas, T.A. (Cr) Crean, (M.L.A.) Bourke, (M.L.A.) Thomas, T.A. (Mrs) Lindley, A. (Mr)MelbourneBowling Club Bourke (Mrs) McIllroy (Mrs)
Official Opening –MelbourneBowling Club 11 September 1948 Lady Mayoress bowling first bowl
Burnie Advocate, Wednesday 23 October 1946 BOWLS – Centenary of Club Games HOBART, Tuesday. – Next Monday will mark the centenary of lawn bowls inAustralia. On that day in 1840, William Turner, host of the Bowling Green Hotel,Byron Street, formed the first bowling club fromHobartleading citizens, including the officers of the 90th regiment. In the
The Argus, Saturday 6 October 1945 Centenary of Bowls InAustralia First Melbourne Club Was In Windsor By JOSEPH MARSHALL BOWLS AS A RECOGNISED GAME inAustraliais just 100 years old. Early migrants fromEnglandandScotlandbrought the game toAustralia, and in every state they have been among its most enthusiastic exponents and supporters. The first recorded bowling-green inAustraliawas laid
The Argus, Tuesday 23 May 1944 FAMOUS CROQUET LAWN TO CLOSE After 50 years’ tenancy of its A lawns in Union st,Windsor,Melbourne.Croquet Club is relinquishing them to the owners, Melbourne Bowling Club. Melbourne Croquet Club is regarded as the leading club inAustralia, and before the Victorian Croquet Association was formed it conducted the State championships.
The Argus, Saturday 3 February 1940 PEN PICTURES OF PERSONALITIES MELBOURNE BOWLING CLUB The Melbourne (Windsor) Bowling Club is the oldest existing in. Australia. It was founded in 1864 by John Campbell, and a record of Its progress is contained in the original minute book and a diary covering the first 20 years of the