Re: Contribution thread for results and rankings
I detailed this in the 1909 thread, but probably should note it here too:
Miss P.A. Stewart (who won many Australian state championships in the 1900/1910 era is Pearl, not Phillis.
With regard to early Australian colonial or state championships, my research to date shows the surfaces used were:
NSW: Grass from inception
QLD: Grass from 1888
VIC: Asphalt to 1891, grass thereafter
SA: Asphalt to 1895, grass thereafter
WA: Asphalt to 1902, grass thereafter
TAS: Asphalt to mid-1930s, then clay (en tout cas) to 1960s
Some reports are sketchy (and in some cases, different surfaces were used for some events - eg handicaps - at the same championships) so the above dates could yet change.
Last edited by GeeTee; Nov 20th, 2011 at 06:09 AM.