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The Spinning Wheel Inn George St Sydney (now Broadway)including Bowling Green, For Rent,  7 Aug 1934
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The Announcement of the impending opening of a Green at the Woolpack Inn Parramatta Rd, Petersham 30th August 1845, cnr Balmain & Parramatta Rds Leichhardt
Part of this site later become the home of Leichhardt Council, and also The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
The Opening of the Green at the Boundary Stone Inn, Cnr Bourke and Cleveland sts Redfern 10th November 1845
Later home of Sydney Bowling Club, earliest record is at the end of the Clubs first season on 18th April 1946, there is also a record showing that it opened as a Club in the Summer of 1845-6
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Sydney Bowling Club reformed in 15th May 1847
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Hobart Bowling Green opens: The first Bowling Club (????) in Australia 17th February 1846
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The first Greens in NSW (all at Pubs)
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'A view of the Sir Joseph Banks Hotel at Botany Bay' by Walter G. Mason.

The Pier Hotel Manly Bowling Green available 23rd December 1857
Cnr The Esplanade & The Corso Manly, resumed in 1923 because it jutted out on to the road which made the trams turn dangerously. The Hotel Manly was built there shortly thereafter, the Quest Grande Esplanade Hotel now occupies the site
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Cremorne Gardens Re-opens with new Bowling Ground 10th November 1862
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Grice's Vauxhall Gardens Hotel Bowling Green 2nd January 1865 
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The Woolpack Hotel Parramatta Bowling Green established 1867, in 1881, officially,  became home to Parramatta Bowling Club.



Opening of Mr. Holroyd's New Bowling Green at Merrylands 14th Nov. 1874 
First game being Christ College Cambridge Old Boys v Scotch team


After Holroyd's death the property passed into the hands of Isaac Ellis Ives in 1888 and then to Kate Barry in 1905. In 1941 it was purchased by Ernest Edward Martin from whom the Marist Sisters obtained possession in January 1945. Once again the title of the property changed, this time to Cerdon, birthplace of the Marist Sisters' Congregation in France. Bought originally as a house for young Sisters during their years of formation, it has since become the residence also of the Provincialate (since moved to Woolwich), of the elderly Sisters who are ill and of the staffs of the two schools in Merrylands conducted by the Marist Sisters - St Margaret Mary's Primary School in Davies Street and Cerdon College on Cnr Sherwood Rd and Kenyons Rd. Two sections of the original 53 acres purchased by the Marist Sisters have since been sold, one to the Education Department for the construction of Merrylands High School and another to the Knights of the Southern Cross for their establishment of the Gilroy Village for the Aged.

Bowling Club formed at the King's School Parramatta 2nd January 1875
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First Interclub Game played at Sherwood Shrubs (Cambridge Grammar) v Mr Payten's side (woolpack Hotel Parramatta, Parramatta Bowling Club) 20th January 1875
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Waverley Family Hotel Bowling Green 21st October 1875
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Crystal Palace Gardens Green Hanbury St Waratah 24th May 1884
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For Sale "Avona" Glebe Point Rd & Avon Street, Glebe, with Bowling Green 6 November 1878
The property was subdivided into 15 lots in 1899
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Coreen Wollahra For Sale with recently laid Bowling Green 25th September 1878
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Annandale Bowling Club Formed 7th Dec. 1878
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Mr Levys' Residence including Bowling Green 26th April 1979
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Coogee Bay Hotel For Sale including Bowling Green 30th April 1879
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Coogee Bay Hotel (then Monteiths) 26 July 1873
First Match Sydney Teams (Annandale, Parramatta, and Cambridge Grammar) v Melbourne Teams at Annandale 14th April 1880
This was the motivation by the other Clubs, not included, to form the NSW Bowling Association
The Victorians also played against Parramatta at the Woolpack Hotel, King's School and then a combined team at Cambridge Grammar's Sherwood Shrubs 
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NSW Bowling Association formed at Aarons Hotel 30th June 1880, present were representatives from: Parramatta Bowling Club, King's School Bowling Club, Annandale Bowling Club, Balmain Bowling Club and Sydney Bowling Club
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City Bowling Club Sydney formed 16th August 1880
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City Bowling Club 3rd April 1890

Proposed N. S. W. Bowling Association first meeting at Aaron's Hotel, Haymarket on 22nd May 1880, mainly due to the other Clubs being envious of Annandale arranging & hosting a "Inter-colonial match" against Victoria, as well as to unify the rules of the game. The founding Clubs were: Parramatta, Annandale, Balmain, Kings School, and Sydney (Boundary Stone Inn)
NSW BA First Meeting  
NSW Bowling Association formed 30th June 1880
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Balmain Bowling Club 9th Sep 1955 by Dabinett, J. R. 
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First Intercolonial Match against Victoria under the auspices of the NSW Bowling Association, played at the Melbourne Green, Windsor 5th November 1880
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The Melbourne Bowling Club Green 3rd February 1877
Rose Hill Bowling Club formed 13th April 1881, first officers elected 10th August 1881
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Rose Hill Bowling Club in Parramatta Park 6th December 1913
Strathfield Bowling Club Opening 6th May 1882
Augusta St Strathfield, ceased trading 2010
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The Manor House Mt Victoria 13th March 1883
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Glebe Bowling Green opened 2nd February 1884
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Ashfield Recreation Ground, preparations for a Bowling Green 29th May 1884
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Newcastle Bowling Club formed 2nd August 1884
, to use the Bowling Green on the Recreation Reserve
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Corby Gardens Pleasure Grounds including Bowling Green For Sale 30th April 1885
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Meeting discusses send a team to Great Britian 6th November 1885
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Villa de Este Rose Bay Bowling Green 23rd January 1886
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Toft Monks For Sale in Elizabeth Bay with Bowling Green on the Harbour frontage 17th April 1886
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First Report of the forming of the Victoria Park Bowling Club, Newtown and the Redfern Bowling Club in Redfern Park 4th December 1886
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Tenders sought for the building of a Bowling Green for A T Fleay, Erskinville Rd Newtown 25th June 1887 Later to become home to the Newtown Bowling Club
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Newtown Bowling Club formed on Erskinville Rd, 10th October 1887
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Coogee Palace Aquarium with Bowling Green 21st January 1888
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Pacific House Manly Bowling Green available 17th October 1888
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Caringa Summer Hill For Sale including Bowling Green 17th November 1888
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Bowral Bowling Club obtains land 9th March 1889
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Ashfield Park Trustees set aside land for the use as a Green for Ashfield Bowling Club 15th November 1889
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Ashfield Bowling Club 14th February 1903

Redfern Bowling Club reformed after failed attempts to establish the Club from 1886
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Waratah Bowling Club formed 22 May 1890, officially opened 11 December 1890
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Waratah Bowling Club 1919

Willoughby Lawn Tennis and Bowling Club Formed 11 September 1891
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Lowlands Newcastle Bowling Club formed as a breakaway group from Newcastle City 21 September 1892, first match on 19th November 1892, of course, against Newcastle City
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NSW Bowling Association Meeting which moved that a Pennant Competition be formed
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Waverley Bowling Club formed 25th Febrary 1893
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Waverley Bowling Club 6th August 1945


Randwick Bowling Club reformed after a failed attempt in 1885, 21st March 1893
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Association Ground (SCG) Bowling Club's first game v City 22nd July 1893 Australian_Town_and_Country_Journal_Saturday_29_July_1893,_page_39.jpg


Bowling Green at University Park Newtown Rd 15th December 1893 The_Sydney_Morning_Herald_Friday_15_December_1893,_page_8.jpg


Manly Bowling Club formed at the Clarendon Hotel 31st August 1894
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Master Bakers v Millers 2nd Annual Bowling Match 18th October 1895
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Burwood Bowling Club formed 25th May 1895
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Burwood Bowling Club Opening 26th November 1904

Insurance & Banks Bowling Club 1st August 1895 v Waverley
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Bathurst Bowling Club 15th April 1899


Waverley plays in Tasmania against Hobart 31st December 1895
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Petersham Bowling Club formed 8th May 1896
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Mr & Mrs Webb "Hathrop" Green at Bathurst 26th November 1896
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Hamilton Bowling Club, established 5 May 1896 officially formed 12 January 1897
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Anthony Hordons and Sons Bowling Team match v Redfern 10th April 1897
 
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Caringford Bowling Club opening  29th August 1897 Australian_Town_and_Country_Journal_Saturday_4_September_1897,_page_35.jpg
Opening of Gladstone Park Bowling Club 25th May 1898
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Attempts had been made since 12th November 1892 to have a Bowling Green on Gladstone Park
Appeal to Council not to allocate land for a Bowling Green at Marrckville 22nd August 1898
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Newcastle Bowling Association formed 22nd September 1898
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Meeting to discuss the formation of a Bowling Association at Newcastle 21st February 1898
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Northern District Bowling Association 
First President Commander Frank Gardner


Hotel Brighton Kiama Green available 14th December 1898
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Brighton Hotel Kiama 28th September 1909

NSW team to play at Launceston and Hobart 30th December 1898
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Wallsend & Plattsburg Bowling Club formed 27th April 1899, this attempt failed, 
the Club eventually opened in 1908
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Broken Hill Bowling Club Formed 26th May 1899
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Report of the first Australian Team to visit Great Britian and played at various Centres 12th July 1899, play was held at Priory Park Chichester, Southampton, Saxe-Welmar in Southern Hampshire, Glasgow, and Lord Jersey's Club Middleton where they played an English side
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Chatswood Bowling Club narly formed 17th July 1899
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Chatswood Bowling Club 10 March 1933


Announcement of the first English tour by an Australian Team 12th August 1899
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Australian team in England playing Cornwall County July 1930
Announcement of the International Bowling Association being formed 23rd August 1899
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Lord Jersey, honaray member of North Sydney Bowling Club (then St Leonards) appointed as President of thwe International Bowling Association
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Woonoona Bowling Clubs first Game 2nd September 1899 v Redfern
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A Recreation Ground formed for Kensington and puts land put aside for the use of a Bowling Green and Tennis Court 6th October 1899
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Cootamundra Bowling Club formed 21st November 1899
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Wickham Bowling Club arrangements completed for the formation of a green in the park 5th December 1899
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Lismore Bowling Club have grounds at the Hospital ??? 5th December 1899
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Stansell's Family Hotel Mosman, Bowling Green 16th December 1899


The Grand Hotel Bowling Green 3rd February 1900
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Australian Bowling Association formed 18th April 1900
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Bowls Australia have recently released clarification of a law of the sport regarding the use of scoreboards; outlining that while both skips must complete the scorecard, anyone can be entrusted with updating the scoreboard
Katoomba Bowling Club formed 25th April 1900
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Waverley play against Melbourne and Adelaide Clubs April 1900
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First Game of the St George Bowling Club 5th May 1900 
at Ellesmere ( J H Carruthers Private Green) at Sans Souci
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The English and Scottish Rules are read with an aim to uniform the Laws of the Bowls 30th May 1900
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Chatswood Bowling Club Official Opening 2nd June 1900
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Paddington, moves afoot to establish a Bowls and Tennis Club 7th July 1899
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Hunters Hill Bowling Club invites Tenders to build a green 17th October 1900
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North Broken Hill bowling Green officially opens 29th October 1899
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Ashfield host the Scottish Regiment team 29th December 1900
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