DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?
Many players in 1930 to 1950 are only known by their
initials. The Biographical Dictionary below, compiled by Keith Ogborn, lists
many of these players.
Please contact Keith at
if you can confirm the listed details or if you can provide any missing names.
Biograhical Dictionary 1930 - 1950
(Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania)
Over the next two or three years, the ABF plans to include here brief
biographies of the main pioneers and developers of bridge in Australia,
including those who are part of the ABF's Committee of Honour and others whose
work pre-dates the ABF or have otherwise made a major contribution to
The biographies that can be accessed now, and those
that are still to come, are based mainly on previously published obituaries and
profiles. A particular debt is owed to Australian Bridge; the ABF and various
state newsletters; and to Cathy Chua's History of Australian Bridge for
recording information which would now be very hard to get. In addition to the
sources we have used though, there are still many bridge players who have
extensive personal knowledge of the people covered and the events of the time -
we hope that you can help us make this an accurate and comprehensive archive.
There are two ways in which you can help us retain as much of our history as
Help us improve the biographies. As biographies appear on
the web let us know about any inaccuracies or omissions and matters you believe
worth adding or sources of information that we have not found. We will update
the biographies constantly as new information becomes available and will
acknowledge all contributions.
Join the History Mailing List. We will then send you drafts of
biographies before they appear on the web and also will circulate unanswered
questions we may have about particular people or events. Once on the list,
there is of course no obligation to comment and you can unsubscribe at any
The ABF biographies are compiled by Keith Ogborn. To
make comments or join the mailing list, please contact him at