The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

HAMIL­TON in Canada was the in­au­gu­ral host of the Com­mon­wealth Games in 1930. Then called the Bri­tish Em­pire Games, 11 na­tions com­pris­ing 400 ath­letes took part across the sports of ath­let­ics, box­ing, lawn bowls, row­ing, swim­ming and div­ing, and wrestling.

The par­tic­i­pat­ing na­tions were Aus­tralia, Ber­muda, Bri­tish Guyana, Canada, Eng­land, North­ern Ire­land, New­found­land, New Zealand, Scot­land, South Africa and Wales.

Aus­tralia was rep­re­sented by nine ath­letes and two of­fi­cials, and came home with three gold, four sil­ver and one bronze medal.

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