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Canberra Croquet Club - part 2
I am here for a pleasant afternoon of croquet. Taking shots only - I did not get the chance to have a hit. Brian - seated on the verandah - invited me inside (it was tea time) and kindly let me take some shots around the lawns.
When I visited the Canberra Croquet Club - I found a quaint link with politics. The Club's story takes us back to the year 1928. The wife of the Governor-General wanted a croquet club. As she said, "The wives are bored!" By 1933, they had a clubhouse - next door to their hotel. In those days, politicians would take the brisk walk from the Hotel Canberra (now the Hyatt) to Parliament House. The wives would remain at the Hotel - bored until croquet came along! Over at Parliament House, the men played lawn bowls. Given this past, the Canberra Croquet Club remained women only until the 1970s.
As you watch the London Games, spare a thought for one of the Olympics’ discontinued sports!
The sport of croquet only ever once featured in the Olympic Games. That was in Paris in 1900.