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Title The New Zealand Bowlers' Annual, 1906-07
Compiler W Alloo
Publisher The Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspaper Co, Dunedin, New Zealand
First published 1907
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.5 x 13.9
Number of pages 396 (including advertisements)
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 163 One
Synopsis This impressive publication - believed to be the first, and only, detailed annual record of the New Zealand bowls scene - has many similarities to one written half a century later and may even have inspired it: Godfrey Bolsover's exhaustive Who's Who and Encyclopaedia of Bowls. The bulk of The New Zealand Bowlers' Annual is devoted to the histories and personalities of the roughly 100 affiliated clubs in that country, but as this abbreviated list of the contents reveals, there is so much more:
  • Early Bowling in New Zealand
  • New Zealand Bowling Association
  • The Game of 'Bools'
  • Bowling Songs
  • A Day on Christchurch Green
  • Scientific Bowl Testing
  • Hints to Beginners
  • Laws of the Game (NZBA)
  • Driving (by Leading Players)
  • Equilibrium Bias Adjustment
  • 'Australian Scalps'
  • Etiquette of the Bowling Green
  • North v South Match