picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Principles and Practise of Australian Bowls
Author 'Brownie'
Publisher Not stated, Australia
First published 1949
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.8 x 12.4
Number of pages 92
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 10 5
Synopsis Jack Brown, or 'Brownie', was a remarkable bowler. He was holder of five Club Singles titles and runner-up or semi-finalist on no fewer than sixteen occasions. The merit of these performances will be appreciated when it's realised that 'Brownie' played minus his right arm - a relic of the First World War. Being naturally right-handed he had to learn to bowl with his left hand at Randwick Military Hospital, New South Wales in 1919.

Following a Foreword and Introduction, brief sections on A Short History of the Game in Australia and The Game, the book, essentially a manual, is structured as follows:

  • Joining a Club
  • Equipment and Materials
  • How the Game is Played
  • Fours Personnel
  • Style
  • Bias
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Delivery
  • Use of the Mat
  • The Shots
  • How to Play the Draw Shot
  • Blocks
  • Shot control
  • Advanced Technique
  • Competitive Play
  • The drive
  • Psychology of the Game
  • Tactics for Singles, Pairs and Fours
  • Teamwork
  • A Little About Selecting
  • A Little About Coaching
  • Miscellaneous Items - Practise; Jack High Bowl
  • A Little About Greens
  • Bowls Terminology
  • Australian Carnivals and Knockout Competitions