Who would have thought that Balmain’s Loyalty Square is Australia’s oldest World War I Memorial.  Unveiled in April 1916, the memorial honoured the fallen less than a year after the Gallipoli landings.  Further down the road at the Balmain Bowling Club, is Australia’s oldest Bowling Trophy.  The trophy was awarded to Francis Austin on the 3rd March 1882.

Australian Heritage

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Australia’s oldest World War 1 Memorial & Australia’s oldest lawn bowls trophy