Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Bowling champions, 1897

Bowling champions, 1897

Whanganui bowlers sit beneath the champion flag of the Northern Bowling Association in 1897. The association had been formed in 1890 to bring together the North Island clubs with those at the top of the South Island.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edith Williams Collection
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Photograph by Edith Emily Williams

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Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Lawn bowls: game, history and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37978/bowling-champions-1897 (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015