Location 420
Location #420 - Tennis Court
Map 8

Schoolhouse Road


Lower Smith's Gully


Location #420 - Tennis Court Lower Smith's Gully. School house grounds, Schoolhouse Road.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Asphalt and fenced.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1892 Bannockburn Tennis Club Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3385 1891 General notes. In December of 1891 the first attempt to start a tennis and bowling club was made, but nothing became of it.
3386 c1892 Tennis club is formed. It appears that a tennis club was formed about this time. A clay court may have been formed at the school in Lower Smith's Gully. It seems to have been a joint venture between the newly formed club and the school committee.
3387 1897 Report from Cromwell Argus. The Cromwell Argus reported that : " The Bannockburn Tennis Club donated 15/- (fifteen shillings) to he school committee.
3388 1907 The tennis court is asphalted. The tennis court was asphalted and fenced at a cost of £40 (forty pounds). Unfortunately the court only lasted a few years because the clay foundation shifted and spoiled the surface beyond repair. The tennis club appears to have gone into recess about this time.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
866 Otago Daily Times - Alexandra Museum 1912 Bannockburn School - Looking north. View Image
1954 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin c1930 Bannockburn School - looking north. View Image
2356 Mr R Anderson - Bannockburn 24 Feb 1968 Third Bannockburn School Pool - location #436 View Image