Farewell ‘Lovely and Gracious’ Queen
Bowls NSW is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
Bowls NSW has had a long history with Her Majesty beginning in 1954 with her first official visit to Australia.
In February 1954 on the first of sixteen official visits to Australia, Her Majesty met the then-current President of the Association Mr. Norman Noss.
Mr. Noss was invited to represent the NSW Bowling Association and its fifty thousand bowling members at an official garden party and the Lord Mayor’s Ball.
Mr. Noss reported to members of the event at the next council meeting
“There is no doubt gentlemen that her majesty is lovely and gracious. She is everything that you and I used to dream about as our fairy queen”.
“I think this visit of hers has done us an immense amount of good and has shown the close ties of loyalty we have with the crown”.
“There is no doubt gentlemen that her majesty is lovely and gracious. She is everything that you and I used to dream about as our fairy queen”.Mr. Norman Noss
President Of the NSW Bowling Association – 1954
The NSW Bowling Association began the process of petition to be granted leave to use the prefix “Royal” in late 1953.
The use of this prefix is granted to the recipient as a reward for patriotic and charitable services rendered over a number of years. It is a highly regarded honor granted personally by the reigning Sovern.
Permission was granted for use of the prefix Royal on her majesty’s return to England in 1954. From 1954 to the unification with Women’s Bowls NSW in 2021 Bowls NSW was known as The Royal NSW Bowling Association.
Bowls NSW extends our condolences to the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain.