|Title||New Zealand Bowls - A Historical Perspective|
|Publisher||Vintage Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand|
|List price||Not known|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|15.1 x 21.2|
|Number of pages||74 (including advertisements)|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||This commemorative book celebrates the long history of bowls in New Zealand and is based on a publication published in 1902 found at Mount Eden Bowling Club in Auckland. The editor notes that the original book, like the later one, was supported by sponsorship, and that one of the original sponsoring companies was also involved 93 years later in the 1995 version.
The foreword, by Ian Birch OBE, contains a poignant piece of New Zealand bowls history:
The main body of the book consists of 33 double page spreads featuring 31 clubs founded between 1862 and 1901. Typically, the left-hand page shows the title of the club, together with a description of its early history and two or more photos of senior officers, whilst the right-hand page carries a photo of the green with a game in progress or the members posed in a group shot.