Walter Lindrum

Lindrum, c. 1930
Lindrum in 1930
1929 World Record Cue, Commonwealth Club, Canberra
Walter Lindrum's distinctive grave in Melbourne General Cemetery

Australian professional player of English billiards who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.

- Walter Lindrum
Lindrum, c. 1930

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Davis c. undefined 1920

Joe Davis

English professional snooker and English billiards player.

English professional snooker and English billiards player.

Davis c. undefined 1920
Tom Newman (pictured in 1930) and Davis played each other for the World English Billiards Championship each year from 1926 to 1930.
Walter Lindrum (pictured in 1934, playing a shot) defeated Davis twice for the World English Billiards Championship.

Joe Davis took part in a match with Walter Lindrum at Thurston's which began on 18 January 1932.

A late nineteenth century match between John Roberts, Jr and Edward Diggle

English billiards

Cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pool.

Cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pool.

A late nineteenth century match between John Roberts, Jr and Edward Diggle
A game in progress, red ball about to be potted.
Playing for a losing hazard

It also became favored in British colonies; the game's longest-running champion was an Australian, Walter Lindrum, who held the World Professional Billiards Championship from 1933 until his retirement in 1950.

Kalgoorlie Court House, Hannan Street

Kalgoorlie

City in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia, located 595 km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.

City in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia, located 595 km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.

Kalgoorlie Court House, Hannan Street
The Centenerary Plaque of 1993, on the wall of the Town Hall in Kalgoorlie
Since 1897, a tree has marked the spot where gold was found on 14 June 1893.
Hannan Street in September 1930; the Exchange Hotel is at the centre, with the Palace Hotel on the right.
York and Oriental Hotels, c. 1900
Kalgoorlie Town Hall
The Kalgoorlie street in Hannans dedicated to Tom Flanagan in September 1981
Gold mines in the Kalgoorlie region
The Super Pit that gives the mine its name appears in the centre of this image.
Exchange Hotel.
Mt Charlotte Mine and Cassidy Shaft, Williamstown
York Hotel.
The Super Pit, Australia's largest open-cut gold mine until 2016.
The Kalgoorlie Courthouse, previously the Post Office.
The Kalgoorlie Hotel/Judds Pub.

Walter Lindrum, champion professional billiards player

Albert Park foreshore, near Beaconsfield Parade

Albert Park, Victoria

Inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's central business district.

Inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's central business district.

Albert Park foreshore, near Beaconsfield Parade
St Vincent Gardens in 1878, Rochester Terrace is in the background
Kerferd Road Pier (1905)
Shops and terrace houses along commercial Bridport Street
Albert Park has outstanding examples of Victorian and Edwardian housing
Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg racing at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix
Aerial perspective of Albert Park Lake
The Albert Park Circuit layout (2021–present)
The Albert Park Circuit layout (1996–2020)

Walter Lindrum (1898–1960) – world-famous billiards player, regarded as the greatest ever to play the game

Tom Newman (billiards player)

English professional player of English billiards and snooker.

English professional player of English billiards and snooker.

During this season, on 5 March 1931, he made his personal highest break of 1,827 in a match against Walter Lindrum at the Foresters' Hall, Dundee.

Lindrum, c. 1930

Billy Weston

Lindrum, c. 1930

William Weston (1847–1935) was an Australasian billiards champion and was an early teacher of former world champion, Walter Lindrum.

Portrait of Tony Rafty in Australian Army uniform, 2 October 1942

Tony Rafty

Greek-Australian artist.

Greek-Australian artist.

Portrait of Tony Rafty in Australian Army uniform, 2 October 1942
Tony Rafty (right, in rickshaw) in Kuching, Sarawak, on 12 September 1945, the day after its liberation by Australian armed forces.

In 1981 Rafty became the world's first caricaturist to have subjects appear on national stamps, with caricatures of sportsmen Victor Trumper, Walter Lindrum , Sir Norman Brookes and Darby Munro appearing on stamps issued by Australian Post.

1958 New Year Honours

The New Year Honours 1958 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.

The New Year Honours 1958 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.

Walter Albert Lindrum,, of Albert Park, Victoria. For services in connection with patriotic and charitable appeals.

Jerrems photographed by Rennie Ellis at Brummels Gallery in 1975

Carol Jerrems

Australian photographer/filmmaker whose work emerged just as her medium was beginning to regain the acceptance as an art form that it had in the Pictorial era, and in which she newly synthesizes complicity performed, documentary and autobiographical image-making of the human subject, as exemplified in her Vale Street.

Australian photographer/filmmaker whose work emerged just as her medium was beginning to regain the acceptance as an art form that it had in the Pictorial era, and in which she newly synthesizes complicity performed, documentary and autobiographical image-making of the human subject, as exemplified in her Vale Street.

Jerrems photographed by Rennie Ellis at Brummels Gallery in 1975
Jerrems, Vale Street 1975.

During her studies she was awarded the Walter Lindrum Scholarship, the Institute of Australian Photographers Award, and First Prize in the Kodak Students Photographic Competition.

Insignia of a Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia

Ted Pickett

Leading Australian sportsman of the twentieth century, playing representative cricket, Australian rules football, tennis, badminton, golf, billiards, snooker and athletics.

Leading Australian sportsman of the twentieth century, playing representative cricket, Australian rules football, tennis, badminton, golf, billiards, snooker and athletics.

Insignia of a Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia

Pickett was Walter Lindrum's opponent in a series of charity exhibition matches held around Tasmania.