Forty two years ago today, on the 11th day of July 1970, the Peregian Beach Bowls Club was declared Offically Open. It's inception had been in 1963 on a special lease of land that the T.M.Burke company had obtained for the purpose of the project.
'Perhaps nothing else has contributed more to the unifying of social life of Peregian Beach over the years than the Peregian Beach Bowls Club'
This is the opening passage in Chapter 10 of Peter Sharpe's book about the development of the northern beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
"Up Rose an Emu" has a very detail account of the local community's efforts to get the recreational facility up & running back in the 60's.
Peter also made a film, 'A Club is Born,' about the tasks many of the members undertook to establish the Bowling facilities & Social club.
Today the club house sits locked up and the visions to get it back up and running as a community asset may need the new owners of the property to be made aware the site comes with community obligation and a healthy respect for the current town plan.