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The first Hundred Years 1904 - 1950 This history has been compiled using Club records,
newspaper articles and information
gathered from the archives at the Mount Gambier library. I wish to thank The Border
Watch for their press clippings and photographs I also want to thank members who
have given me
photographs to copy and others who gave me valuable information.
The first Hundred Years 1950 - 1980
In 1946 The Club created a full time greenkeeper position, applications were called
and Mr. P. Pepper , who had been the greenkeeper part time was contracted to fill
the position.With the increasing membership the club decided to prepare a third green
and in 1947 the new green was prepared and sown. It was ready for play in 1948.
The first Hundred Years 1980 - 2004
In 1981 the Mount Gambier bowls Club was presented with The Bi-Centennial Award for
the running of the Softwood Holdings Invitation fours.
This was the Bi Centennial of the first white settlement in Australia and Lance Bruhn
Also on November 5th to 8th 1981 three Test Matches were held at the two clubs Victoria
v South Australia, won by Victoria.
History of the Club - The First Hundred Years
Club Champions | Life Members
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