WELLINGTON ATHLETIC UNION RECORDS... WELLINGTON ATHLETIC UNION RECORDS, 1876-1895
WELLINGTON ATHLETIC UNION RECORDS, 1876-1895
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1877 saw the Wellington Athletic Club founded to raise funds to improve the Cricket Club's field. In 1883 the organisation became the Wellington Athletic Union, eventually embracing the following clubs: Cricket (founded 1855), Rugby Union Football (1874), Athletics (1877), Cycling (1881), Lawn Tennis (by 1878), Association Football (1892), and Bowls (1889) which soon replaced Quoits and Skittles.
The Union disbanded in 1937, surviving on paper in what became the Wellington Lawn Tennis Club.