Stage one of the display was ready in time for the NRAA Queens, held at Belmont last month. Information panels, uniforms, badges, and memorabilia filled the display cabinets and feedback was positive. The Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley, remained in the room for over quarter-of-an-hour learning the history of women in the sport from team members Ruth Duncan and Helen Griffiths.
The Lizzie Savage Commemorative Match: Ladies vs. Gentlemen
We now have a Ladies team for the Lizzie Savage Commemorative Match. The match will be held on Wednesday the 14th August, following the conclusion of the Duncan’s Match. I am sure members of the Ladies Team would gladly welcome your support as spectators on the day as they compete against the Gentlemen’s team. A trophy and medallions will be presented at the Duncan’s presentation.
A team reunion will be held for all past and present members of the Queensland Ladies Rifle Team on Wednesday 14th August (following the Lizzie Savage Commemorative Match and trophy presentation). The reception will take place in the museum (next to the QRA bar). If you are interested in attending, please let me know ASAP for catering purposes.
Display Items for August
We still have space to display more items in the museum. We are looking for uniforms, photos, badges (cloth and metal), trophies, newspaper clippings, mascots, memorabilia, and equipment. Items can be left with Lee at the QRA Club bar (prior to the 14th of August) and can be collected at the end of the August Queens, or at a later date.
The museum committee is seeking a couple of volunteers who would be interested in acting as museum attendants during the Queens. You would only need to spend an hour or so in the museum supervising the display and possibly talking to any visitors about your experiences in the team. The museum will be open each evening of the Queens. If you want to be added to the rooster, let me know.
Australian Target Rifle
The current Australian Target Rifle magazine contains a three-page article on the history of the Queensland Ladies Rifle Team, including photos. The museum committee is attempting to source additional copies of this magazine. If you did not receive a copy and would like one, can you please let me know and we will attempt to get you a copy.
Belmont Shooting Complex
The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs. Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).
Belmont Shooting Complex