1862 Chronology

1862 Chronology

Feb 3
The RCG hosts the Ancient Order of Foresters’ “Olympian Games” fete. The size of the ground had been increased and enclosed by a “very neat fence” for the fete.

May 17
The Melbourne versus University football game at the RCG for the Caledonian Cup is abandoned. A scratch match is played instead and Melbourne claim the cup.

July 23
A vote of the Richmond Municipal Council decides that a gate is to be placed in the fence opposite Tanner Street allowing residents to use the traditional pathway that crosses the RCG.

The Lonsdale Cricket Club fences the old Richmond Tradesmen’s ground (Botanical Reserve).
Ground: During the winter of 1862 the Richmond Cricket Club had increased the area of the RCG’s drainage system and resewn the field. The rains that swamped the ground for five or six weeks nullified such works. The drains were clogged and inoperative, and patches of seed failed to germinate.