The quaint little croquet club next to the Hyatt is celebrating 80 years of existence as noted here.
It began as a recreation for guests at Hostel No 1 – which later became Hotel Canberra and now the Hyatt Hotel. Surpirisingly it was for women only, right up until 1976.
Cute little sites like this, reminiscent of a by-gone era and Irish, upper-class origins, are what makes this town fascinating. Afterall, where else in the world can you be in the heart of a captial city and find a croquet club, resplendent with players in white and even having a small ungraffitied dressing shed.
May the club last forever and never be held to a developer’s whim.