Tennis anyone? It’s a huge weekend for tennis in the Centre, with the Alice Springs Tennis International taking the town by storm. And the love of tennis goes back a long way. This was Alice Springs’ first tennis court back in June 1906. Located near the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, it certainly had a lovely view. On the court from left to right are Doris Bradshaw, daughter of Thomas Bradshaw, postmaster of the telegraph station at the time, Miss Mabel Taylor, Mr Bill Perry, unknown, Ernest Allchurch, who many years later became the last-ever postmaster of the station, and Charlie Lamshed.


Picture: Smith Collection, Northern Territory Library


Published:18 September 2016

Forgotten Territory was a weekly photo column of historic images in the Northern Territory News which I curated from 2016 until 2019 supported by the collections of the Northern Territory Library and other cultural institutions around Australia, as well as local history Facebook groups. 

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Warning: May contain images of people who have died.

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded