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TASMANIAN SPORTING

COLOURS.

STORY OF THEIR ORIGIN.

Mr F A Brooke writes -I have had several enquiries lately as to the origin and correct colours for Tasmanian sport ing bodies. The idea was first pro- mulgated at a meeting of the Belleive   branch of the ANA and a meeting was called bv Mr T S Nettlefold chairman of that branch and hon sec- retary of the Tasmanian Rowing As-

sociation. This was held in 1910, 13 1 being present, viz Soccer (W M Soundy), rifle (A V Giblin), golf (V

J Elliston), rowing (T S Nettlefold), Tennis (C Allanby), Australian foot- ball (late W H Gill) cricket (P Facy), lacrosse (T Hunton), racing (T A Tabart, jun ), yachting (late J T Powell), bowls (J R Johnston)

baseball (Geo Brewster) and amateur Athletic Association goxerning nth lettes, cycling swimming, and boxing (F A Brooke)

The colours decided on were rose

(red), primrose (yellow) and myrtle|     (green). The basic colour was myrtle (green) The map of Tasmina was in primrose     and each part had its own particular emblem in rose. In the xAi a barred rate represented athletics a winged foot

cycling, a handshake boxing a diver  

swimming emblem. Whilst anyone may       wear the colours only those who have represented the state are permitted to wear the map

Attempts were made to register this with the Commonwealth-not Arbitra-  

lion « uurt I ut were dropped and it wa lu ill) Icculid that tin weiring of the ni ip lould surilx le left to a man s hopout Might I puggest the Tas le should 11) a Tas*) fl i6 at her mast

head!

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