History

Historical records

The following historical information has been complied by Bowls Australia’s official historian, Laurie Browell. These documents are a currently being developed and expanded.

Australian Representatives

Life members

  • 1996 – Perry Norman Cunico
  • 2004 – John Dobbie
  • 2007 – Geoff Provest
  • 2015 – Betty Collins OAM
  • 2018 – Brian Marsland OAM

Presidents

Presidents of Bowls Australia (following unification in 2001)

  • 2002 – 2003: John McDougall OAM
  • 2004 – 2005: Beryl Brennan
  • 2006 – 2010: Brian Marsland OAM
  • 2010 – 2012: Joe Aarons OAM
  • 2012 – 2015: Des Skinner
  • 2015 – 2017: Nigel Smith
  • 2017 – 2020: Darryl Clout
  • 2020 – Present: Bob Boorman

Hall of Fame members

Pre ’49 General

  • Alfred Alley*, VIC
  • John Monro*, VIC
  • John Young*, NSW

Pre ’49 Athlete

  • Charles McNeill*, NSW

1950-74 General

  • W Jack Spear*, VIC
  • Keith Wilson*, VIC
  • Naomi Wolinksi*, NSW

1950-74 Athlete

  • Glyn Bosisto MBE*, VIC
  • Errol Bungey OAM, SA
  • John Dobbie*, VIC
  • Connie Hicks OAM*, WA
  • Dot Jenkinson*, VIC
  • Mary Ormsby OAM, SA
  • Barry Salter*, NSW
  • Donald Woolnough OAM*, VIC

1975-99 General

  • Catherine (Mimi) Frost OAM*, NSW
  • Charles Frost*, NSW

1975-99 Athlete

  • Cameron Curtis, NSW
  • Robbie Dobbins, QLD
  • Roma Dunn, WA
  • Audrey Hefford*, SA
  • Rex Johnston OAM, NSW
  • Dennis Katunarich, WA
  • Robert (Bob) King, NSW
  • Norma Massey OAM, VIC
  • Mavis Meadowcroft*, VIC
  • Robert Middleton OAM, VIC
  • Robert Parrella OAM, QLD
  • Keith Poole* MBE, QLD
  • Dorothy Roche OAM, NSW
  • Peter Rheuben*, NSW
  • Merle Richardson OAM, NSW
  • Alf Sandercock*, SA
  • Ian Schuback OAM, QLD
  • Daphne Shaw, NSW
  • John Snell OAM, VIC
  • Steve Srhoy, WA
  • Margaret Sumner OAM, VIC
  • Ken Williams OAM*, ACT
  • Ken Woods, ACT
  • Greeta Fahey, QLD

2000-10 General

  • Beryl Brennan, WA
  • Betty Collins OAM, VIC
  • Arnold O’Brien OAM, VIC

2000-10 Athlete

  • Lynsey Armitage, QLD
  • Steve Glasson OAM, NSW
  • Kelvin Kerkow OAM, QLD
  • Karen Murphy, NSW
  • Wayne Turley OAM, NSW
  • Leif Selby, NSW
  • Mark Casey, QLD

Legends

  • Glyn Bosisto MBE*, VIC
  • Rex Johnston OAM, NSW
  • Kelvin Kerkow OAM, QLD

* Deceased