The Victorian Bridge Association was established in 1933 as the world was being taken by storm by the new-fangled game of Contract Bridge. Along the way the VBA has been through several incarnations, including a name change to the Victorian Bridge Union and back again.We have a variety of historical documents on our history, including bulletins, newsletters, annual reports and ANC programmes.
We are gradually posting some of the more interesting of these documents online. We can always use the help of volunteers (please!) to scan and organise them. And if you have something we’re missing, we’re always glad to hear from you.
The State Library of Victoria holds one of the world’s largest collections of books, magazines and ephemera on contract bridge, and its predecessors whist and auction bridge in the Tim and Margaret Bourke Collection. This collection includes many documents on the history of bridge in Victoria, and of the VBA.
We have bulletins going back to 1960