Townsends Paddock

Timber-getting

Before the First World War the most popular sport for the Islanders was cricket. They played at Townsend’s paddock which was opposite the Lions’ Park Lookout.

Image: Buderim ‘coloured’ cricket team about 1935 photographed at Landsborough.

Back: unknown (umpire), unknown, Billy Muckan, Charlie Chilly, Danny Muckan, Frank Fewquandi, Walter Muckan. Jack Neil (umpire). Front: Tony Hill, Paul Paulson, Henry Iscak, George Eggmolesse, Jim Eggmolesse. (Photo. BHS)

Source: Peter (Bill) Lavarack, History of Sport in Buderim, 2012