Scone Hospital Centenary 1834 – 1934 Arthur Smith Memorial “Back to Scone Week”
7 – 8 – 9 – 10th March 1934 Official Souvenir ….. 2/6
Outstanding sportsman Tom Byrnes (Captain Scone CC XI 1933; Sitting Middle Centre) was a product of St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill (‘Joeys’). He had also played in the Barrett Shield (Rugby League) champion teams. Tom later became legendary Manager of Dalgety’s Stock & Station Agency in Scone when it was at its peak.
Tom’s son, also Tom Byrnes, was a champion golfer; for many years in the 1960s and 1970s the Senior Men’s Champion at Scone Golf Club.
“The Best Ever” claim by the Robertson Electorate (Upper Hunter) XI of 1890 was no idle boast. The team contained one Australian Test Captain, Dr H J H Scott and another. C W Rock, who had been selected in the Australian Test side but was unable to play for health reasons.