ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0001 Canberra Women’s Bowling Club Papers

Scope and Contents Note

Call Number

HMSS 0001

Collection

Canberra Women’s Bowling Club Papers

Date Range

1957 - 1992

Quantity

4.05m (23 manuscript boxes and two cartons plus four large honour boards)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

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The Canberra Women’s Bowling Club, located on Wentworth Avenue Kingston, was founded in 1957 and disbanded in 1992. The site was sold in 1990, the members subsequently being given time to wind up operations. 

The Canberra Women’s Bowling Club was the first all women’s bowling club in Canberra. Until 1957 only the wives or sisters of Canberra City Bowling Club members could play. The Canberra Women’s Bowling Club's closure was occasioned by dwindling membership and inflation. Membership peaked during the 1960s at about 136 and later dropped to 46. 

The Club was inaugurated on 10th October 1957. Until the opening of the Kingston green and clubhouse, members played on the Parliament House green, at the Canberra Bowling Club and on the private green at the Victoria Hotel in Queanbeyan. The first green on the Kingston site was installed in 1958 and the second in 1969. The clubhouse was officially opened on 25th February 1961.

On 13th December 1991 the club, as an association, was wound up in the Supreme Court. It is believed to be the first association to be wound up under self-government.

The records, which date cover the entire period of the club’s history, range from minutes; reports, financial records and business files to photographs and objects (including honour boards). The records were presented to the Library in 1993.

Box List

Box No. Series No. File No. Description Date Range
1 1 1-2

Constitution, Registration and Affiliation Documents

 File on the constitution and amendments

1958 - 1988
1 1 3

Constitution, Registration and Affiliation Documents

Registration and affiliation (includes some membership lists)

1958 - 1965
1 2 4

General Minutes

General Minutes, [Inaugural meeting], (1 volume)

10 Oct 1957-10 Feb 1964
1 2 5

General Minutes

General Minutes, (1 volume)

11 May 1964-18 Aug 1973
1 2 6

General Minutes

General Minutes, (1 volume)

18 Aug 1973-25 Jan 1984
1 2 7

General Minutes

General Minutes, (1 volume)

02 Jun 1984-15 Feb 1992
2 3 8

Committee Minutes 

14 Oct 1957– 26 Aug 1963
2 3 9

Committee Minutes 

14 Sep 1963-27 Feb 1967
2 3 10

Committee Minutes 

18 Aug 1973-25 Jan 1984
2 3 11

Committee Minutes

25 May 1970-26 Mar 1973
2 3 12

Committee Minutes

26 Mar 1973-23 Feb 1976
2 3 13

Committee Minutes

22 Mar 1976-12 Feb 1979
2 3 14

Committee Minutes

12 Mar 1979-14 Dec 1981
2 3 15

Committee Minutes

11 Jan 1982-09 Nov 1987
2 3 16

Committee Minutes

14 Dec 1987-05 May 1991
2 3 17

Committee Minutes (includes lists of Executive and of office bearers, 1991-1992) 

02 Jun 1991-26 Apr 1992
3 4 18-19

Reports

Annual Reports 

1957 – 1965
3 4 18-19 Reports

Annual Reports 

1964 – 1965
3 4 20-21

Reports

Annual Reports 

1965 – 1992
4 5 22

Membership Lists (see also series 1 and 16)

Attendance at inaugural meeting (2 volumes)

10 Oct 1957
4 5 23 

Membership Lists (see also series 1 and 16) 

Alphabetical volume

1958 – 1963
4 5 24

Membership Lists (see also series 1 and 16) 

Financial members (4 volumes)

1958 – 1963
4 5 25

Membership Lists (see also series 1 and 16) 

Financial members (4 volumes)

1963 - 1967
4 26 

Financial Records

Ledger (1 Volume) 

Oct 1957 – Dec 1961

4 26 

Financial Records

Ledger (1 Volume) 

Jan 1962 – Nov 1963

4 27 

Financial Records

Ledger (1 Volume) 

Oct 1962 – Feb 1965

4 27 

Financial Records

Dissection sheets (1 volume) 

1965 – 1968

4 27  Financial Records

Ledger

Nov 1963 – Jul 1965

4 28  Financial Records

Ledger

Sep 1967 – Oct 1972

4 29  Financial Records

Ledger 

Aug 1965 – Jun 1970

5 30  Financial Records

Ledger

Jun 1970 – Feb 1977

5 31  Financial Records

Ledger

Jun 1971 – Oct 1980

5 31 

Financial Records

Analysis sheets 

May 1989 – Apr 1990

5 32  Financial Records

Ledger

Oct 1980 – Aug 1989

33  Financial Records

Ledger

Sep 1989 – Jun 1992

5 34  Financial Records

Ledger

Sep 1989 – Jun 1992

5 35 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1967 – 1973

5 36 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1973 – 1977

6 37 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1977 – 1981

6 38 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1981 – 1985

6 39 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1985 – 1988

6 40 

Financial Records

Receipts and expenditure

1988 – 1990

6 41 

Financial Records

Treasurers’ reports

1957 – 1962

6 41  Financial Records

Treasurers’ reports

1958 – 1970

6 41 

Financial Records

Auction sales sheets

Apr 1992

6 42  Financial Records

Bank statements

Oct 1981 – Apr 1990

6 42  Financial Records

Bank statements

Feb 1988 – Aug 1990

7 43  Financial Records

Bank statements

Jun 1976 – Feb 1988
7 44  Financial Records

Bank statements

Jun 1990 – Apr 1992

7 45 

Financial Records 

Miscellaneous band records, including cheque stubs, cheque book, bank statements, loan agreement, receipts

 
7 46 

Business Files

Insurance 

1987 – 1991

7 47

Business Files

Rates and valuation

1983 – 1990

8 48-49 

Business Files

Employee files

1991 – 1992

8 50-52 

Business Files

Grant applications and acceptances

1974 - 1991
8 53 

File on Property and Premises

Plans for Clubhouse and No. 1 Green (Includes copy of Certificate of Incorporation, 1958) 

1958 – 1978

8 54 

File on Property and Premises

Plans for No. 2 Green

1967 – 1968

8 55 

File on Property and Premises

Plans for toilet block

1971

8 56 

File on Property and Premises

Letters to and from Mr. J. Fraser, MHR, on the use of Parliament House Green

1957

8 56 

File on Property and Premises

Correspondence on construction work and services, (Includes Secretary’s report to the General Meeting 17th October 1960)

1960 – 1987

8 57 

File on Property and Premises

Land rent

1984

8 58 - 59 

File on Property and Premises

Lease

1967 – 1980

9 60 

File on Property and Premises

Sale of Club

1989 - 1994
9 61 

Green Keeper's Records

Letters, accounts

1957 – 1978

9 62  Green Keeper's Records

Greens reports

1987 - 1992
9 10  63 

Competition Records

Pennant certificates

1958 – 1986

9 10  64  Competition Records

Nominated fours, ca.

1983 – 1991

9 10  65 

Competition Records

Nominated fours

1988 – 1990

9 10  65

Competition Records

Nominated fours

1991 - 1992
9 11  66

Special Files

History of CWBC (includes winding up) 

 
9 11  67 

Special Files

Closure of CWBC 

1992
10 12   

Photographs

3 Albums 

 
11 13   

Scrapbooks

2 Volumes of press cuttings 

1970 – 1987 & 1987–1992
11 14   

Visitor's Books

2 Volumes 

1961 - 1992 & 1992
11 15  68 

Miscellaneous

Original despatch lists of collection, supplied by CWBC 

 
11 15  68 

Miscellaneous

Badge designs 

 
12-16 16   

Objects

Pennants

 
17 16   

Objects

No. 2 State Pennant flag

1977 – 1978

17 16   

Objects

Official visit, NSWBA banner

 
17 16   

Objects

Bowls for Others pennants (2). One is dated 89-90

1989 – 1990

17 16   

Objects

Canberra [Men’s] Bowling Club 50th Anniversary banner

1926 – 1976

17 16   

Objects

No. 2 Country Pennant and No. 2 State Pennant (2 framed certificates)

1977 – 1978

18 16   

Objects

Consistency Singles Trophy, Sylvia Mann (small tray) 

 
18 16   

Objects

Framed cartoon

 
18 16   

Objects

Life Members Board

 
18 16   

Objects

Issues of Bowls News (NSWBA), Vol. 44, No. 2

Feb 1992

19 16   

Objects

Australian flag

 
19 16   

Objects

Badges, including ‘Belle of the Bowls’ and ‘Queen of the Green’ (2 small boxes)

 
19 16   

Objects

Rubber stamps (1 small box)

 
19 16   

Objects

May Bunter Shields, (2)

1961 – 1963

19 16   

Objects

Jack (and stand) rolled on Green by President Jess Bland. Presented by Lorraine Green and Mary Long

24 Sep 1960

19 16   

Objects

Members’ record cards and box of record cards (see also Series 5)

 
20 16   

Objects

Triples Championship trophy (Edith Dorn)
 
21 16   

Objects

Singles Championship trophy (P. Quinn)

 
21 16   

Objects

Minor Pairs Competition Cup (Elva Hills)

 
22 16   

Objects

Fours Championship Cup (Elizabeth Chandler)

 
23 16   

Objects

Minor Singles Championship board

 
23 16   

Objects

Singles Championship board

 
23 16   

Objects

Handicap Singles board 

 
23 16   

Objects

Chandler-Green Pairs board

 
23 16   

Objects

Tray presented by Helen Fraser on the establishment of the first club house

1961 
24-25 16  

Objects

Memorial plaques (2)

 
24-25 16  

Objects

Bowl of Friendship, CWBC Kenmore

 
24-25 16  

Objects

Bowls: Championship Fours, Phyllis Summerville

 
24-25 16   

Objects

Triples Championships (Edith Dorn)

 
24-25 16  

Objects

Minor Pairs (Margaret Fricker)

 
24-25 16   

Objects

Club Triples (Jess Bland)

 
24-25 16   

Objects

Pairs Championship (Thelma Mackie)

 
24-25 16   

Objects

Drawn Fours (Thelma McKean)

 
24-25 16   

Objects

Certificate of Incorporation, framed

15 Aug 1988

24-25 16   

Objects

Spoon, CWBC Pres. Day (Thelma McKean)

07 Oct 1961

24-25 16   

Objects

Seat plaque, CWBC, from Eric Long

Sep 1960

     

Oversized Objects

4 Large wooden honour boards