Hockey Ball at the Trocadero, 1938

On June 6, 1938, the 3rd annual Hockey Ball, arranged by the Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association and the Brisbane Hockey Association was held at the Trocadero in South Brisbane.

Hockey Ball, June 1938. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 191304.

Hockey Ball, June 1938. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 191304.

Each club decorated their selected alcove of the ballroom. The Neptune Ladies’ Club went with the theme “Neptune’s Cave”, decorating their alcove with seaweed and shells. A prize for the best decorated alcove was eventually awarded to the Y.M.C.A. for their rainbow coloured effort.

A brief account of the Hockey Ball can be found in The Courier-Mail.

These two photographs of attendees posing for photographs at the Hockey Ball are part of our collection.

Two gentlemen in dinner suits posing with a backdrop of the 'Sydney Mail train' at the Hockey Ball, Trocadero, June 1938. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 191306

Two gentlemen in dinner suits posing with a backdrop of the ‘Sydney Mail train’ at the Hockey Ball, Trocadero, June 1938. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 191306

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland