A welcome stopover
Australian women's tennis team in Colombo hotel
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In 1938, the Australian women's tennis team travelled to Europe and the USA to compete internationally.
Given the six-week duration of the ship journey from Melbourne to England, the girls welcomed a stop-over in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Here the team played exhibition matches for the locals. But the stopover also gave the team a chance to have time off the ship, see a new country, shop for silks and enjoy each other's company in the hotel pool. From front to back they are: Nell Hopman, Nancye Wynne, Dorothy Stevenson and Thelma Coyne.