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02-October-2014
02-October-2014

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The Rhonda Thorne Oval commemorates Rhonda Thorne, who was a champion squash player.

Location

Address:Ruthven Street, Rhonda Thorne Oval, Kearneys Spring, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.604126
Long: 151.945846
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

              RHONDA THORNE OVAL

This oval was named in honour of Rhonda Thorne (nee Shapland) who began her squash career in Toowoomba. She was World Open Ladies Champion in 1981 and ; runner-up in 1983; Australian Open Champion in 1981 and Queensland Open Champion from 1978 to 1982. She won ten other State / Regional Campionships both in Australia and overseas.  She was an Australian Open representatinve for the period 1977 to 1984 and during 1981/84 ; Queensland Open representative for seven years to 1983; and Team Captain for the period 1978 to 1983.
     Rhonda was named Queensland Sportswoman of the year in 1984.

Source: MA
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