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7 men standing, 5 sitting in cricket flannels many with moustachesHunter Baillie Cricket Club 1906-1907 - W. Osborne Photo Leichhardt. "My grandfather Robert Shankling Muir is 2nd from the left in the back row." Robert Shankling Muir on his wedding day.

Mr. F. Ironside writes :-" The recent performance of C Hill places him at the front as a world's record holder. In 1893 he scored 369 in a college match at Adelaide, and now with his 365, not out, provides the only instance in the world of a player accomplishing the 'dual' performance of getting 350 runs and over."
Leichhardt Half-Holiday defeated Annandale by 66 runs. Leichhardt, 160 and 30 (G. Walker 75 not out S Gee 33, W Derman 2? and ? W. Lyons > ....Annandale 96 and 66...Robertson... Gould...Donahue...For Leichhardt W. Dorman...and Kiplatric two for 4. - The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 21 December 1900 (page 7)

Victor Trumper

"It is understood that Mr. Allen Taylor, of Annandale, New South Wales, has made a private offer to Victor Trumper which has secured his services for that colony" - The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Thursday 14 August 1902 page 5

When Taylor and Trumper returned to Australia, Taylor announced that he had the offer had been made in the nick of time and Trumper said he had accepted Taylor's word as his bond.(p80, A Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket) The details of the agreement were never made public, but Trumper opened a sporting goods store when he returned to Australia, possibly financed by Taylor. (p81, A Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket)

In 1907, St Aidan's parish council passed a resoultion that "no Girl be allowed to play for Boys Gymnaisum unless accompanied by a married lady". A cricket club was established in 1909 and a soccer club in 1908 - Annals from AIDAN's in Annandale (p33).


The first meeting of the club was hold on Monday night at the rooms. Mr. JH Lawrence occupied the chair, and there were about 30 members present. The secretary read the annual report, which showed that the club was in a very satisfactory condition. The club was formed by seven members, but during tho season the numbers had increased until they now stood at 40... - 1900 'CYCLING.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 30 November, p. 7, viewed 12 November, 2011,

On account of the large number of races down for decision on Saturday, the Annandale Club's road race...1906 'ANNANDALE BICYCLE CLUB.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 23 May, p. 12, viewed 20 December, 2010

1905 'N.S.W. Cyclists' Union's Opening Run.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 31 May, p. 24, viewed 20 October, 2011,


Sydney City Council Archives (1910/0040) Albion Tennis Club, Annandale

handwritten letter454 Pitt St City 4.1.[19]10
Allan Taylor Esq
Lord Mayor of Sydney
Re:Albion Tennis Club
Dear sir,
If arrangements could be made for Street Sweeping in Camperdown ward to be deposited in the Tennis Courts( which is situated in the ward) in Chester Street, it would be a valuable help to us. Such material forms one of the best for this purpose and the committee would be very grtefull. I have handed your donation of £110 to the treasurer for which we are very Thankful
Yours Norman M. Miller
Secretary Albion Tennis Club Annandale

letter press copies of typed Acknowledgement 7 Jan 1910 and Reply:20th Jan 1910
Dear Sir,
Referring to your communication of the 4th inst requesting supply of street sweepings from Camperdown Ward, I am directed to inform you that the Chief Inspector of City Cleansing advises that sweepings are at present being deposited on the Tennis Court as desired.
Yours faithfully,
Town Clerk

Chess and Checkers in the Public Library

On January 10, among those who were present at the Annandale chess and checker resort, the Council Chambers Johnston Street, there were several fine games played, notably those between Messrs C Robinson and Stormont. Several youths enjoyed games, and they were informed by one of the leading playes that if six were prepared to take part in a tourney, prizes would be given to be played for. The next special meeting wil be on January 17. It is astonishing that a greater number of the many fine players in the district do not avail themselves of the privilege afforded them by the council. The Free Public Library is well patronised. The sports-room and library open every day of the week with the exception of Saturday, from 10am till 10pm. - 1906 'NOTES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 13 January, p. 4, viewed 4 November, 2011,

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