News and History

Every Club has its stories.  At Corinda, we are proud of recent improvements, and the latest achievements of our players and members, but are just as proud of the journey that has led to the Club as we know it today.  Take a moment to peruse some of the photos from much earlier years, and read about the old stories as well as the new.

See Below for Recent Stories     

Photo story of building of Corinda Bowls Club, and introduction of Tif Dwarf Greens
Brief text history from 1944 to present day with photos
For historical photos, click here

Corinda Open Days - Put yourself in the picture

Throughout the year, Corinda has held a number of Open Days, with sausage sizzle and children's activities, for the local community.  To find out when these events are scheduled, phone the club on 3379 2338.

Corinda Bowls Club in the Local Newspapers
Rolling out a new group of bowlers

A recent story in The Westside News publicised Corinda Bowls Club's partnership with St Aidan's Anglican Girls School.  Through an initiative by Coach Rosey Allan, weekly coaching sessions will be held over the next six months, with the help of several volunteer bowling members.

To read the full story as reported in the local paper, click this link.
Ladies Club Milestone - 70th Anniversary

2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Corinda Ladies Bowling Club Inc, and in honour of this occasion the Ladies Secretary has reproduced articles from a special booklet produced for the 50th Jubilee.

This booklet provides a fascinating insight into the challenges the ladies faced when starting a club in the late 1940s, with small children in tow, lacking cars for transport, and enduring the severe uniform restrictions of the day. 

Below you can click on the individual links to take you to each section of the booklet for more detail on our "pioneering" ladies.

Section 1: Looking back to 1947: Foundation Members, Honour Boards, Life Members

Section 2: Stories from the Past: Memories of original member, Mrs Breta Donaldson, and other early members, Edna Stephenson, Bess Mander, and Ev Moore.

Section 3: A Club is Born: The first year, including reports from the first AGM, with the Treasurer's Report in pre-decimal currency - when afternoon teas cost  12 pounds 13 shillings and 11 pence for the year, and Workers Compensation 10 shillings.

Section 4: Ten Years On: A new clubhouse, two greens, and Pennant winners in 1950, 1953, and 1957.

Section 5: Another Twenty Years: Membership rose to 120 ladies, and extensions were made to the clubhouse.  Celebrations were held for the 21st and 25th club anniversaries. Pennant winners in 1962, 1968, and 1969.

Section 6: Fifty Year Mark: List of Proud Moments in our History

Section 7: Old newspaper clippings of Corinda Ladies Bowling Club successes on the greens.

Section 8: Photos from the 1990s and list of members as at January 1997.

Community Involvement: Featured Club - Sherwood Stamp Club

The Sherwood Afternoon Stamp Club meet in the Hall on the second Tuesday of the month and hold their Open Day at the Club in July each year.

In 2017, more than 600 people turned out to make it a great success for the group on Sunday, July 23. 
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Corinda Bowls Club was formed in 1944, and a band of enthusiastic volunteers then steered the Club towards the establishment of a clubhouse and playing greens that were to become famous in the district.

A Ladies Club followed in 1947, with its own rich history and stories.

Many thanks to the diligent people of those early years, who kept meticulous records of their efforts, including photo albums of significant events from these years. 

These albums have now been reproduced electronically, and are available to view on the following web link: