* Lambton Mount calls a meeting of persons interested in playing lacrosse at the Port Phillip Club Hotel on 12 April 1876 and on 14 July 1876 the Melbourne La Crosse Club was formed. Two teams were formed and played each other that year.
* Lacrosse was played by the four member association on the MCG in 1879
* Lacrosse was being played at Ballarat, Bendigo and Sandhurst in Victoria (The gold rush) in 1886.
* By 1887 lacrosse was now being played in South Australia, NSW and Queensland. South Melbourne club plays matches against 3 South Australian club teams in Adelaide and Noarlunga, with one match being played at the Adelaide Oval.
* First inter-colonial match played in Victoria against a visiting team from Adelaide in 1888.
* First inter-colonial match played in Adelaide against a visiting Victorian team.
* Melbourne Lacrosse Club (most of whom’s members were members of the MCC) became the lacrosse section of the MCC in 1896.
* In 1897 inter-colonial tournament in Melbourne between Victoria, South Australia and NSW.
* Lacrosse established in Western Australia in 1897 with the formation of the Perth and Fremantle lacrosse clubs.
* In 1898 clubs were formed at Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, Menzies and Boulder and the WALA had increased to 4 clubs with the inclusion of Cottesloe and Mercantile.
* Inter-colonial match in Melbourne draws a crowd of 5,000. The Government Administrator in his opening address described lacrosse as, “the sport of thoroughbreds”.
* Last inter-colonial match was played at the MCG in 1900 between Victoria and South Australia. Federal electorate boundaries were drawn up that year.
* Population of Australia in 1901 was 3,773 601
* Lacrosse was growing in Queensland and a club was formed in Rockhampton in 1904
* WA participates in the national championships for the first time. The first match to determine the Champion Club of Australia was played between Essendon and Port Adelaide.
* In 1904 women’s lacrosse was introduced by Miss Gwyneth Morris, a physical education teacher at Merton Hall, Melbourne Church of England Girls Grammar School, as part of the school’s commitment to team sport participation.
* Lacrosse is introduced into Tasmania in 1906, with a visit from the Northern Tasmanian Association to Victoria to play matches
* After many years of planning and negotiation, a Canadian team tours Australia in 1907, to play WA, SA, Victoria, Queensland and Australia (NSW did not participate due to ground availability and financial reasons). At the match against Australia in Melbourne, played at the MCG, 16,000 spectators witnessed the game, with 12,000 witnessing the game at Adelaide Oval. This was the first time a team was selected to represent Australia. The issue of defining “amateurs and professionals” was rearing its head.
* In 1907 ladies were practicing lacrosse in the Kalgoorlie goldfields under the tutelage of men!
* First national championship to include a team from each state was held in Melbourne in 1912, with the WA team arriving by ship. 5,000 spectators attended the opening day.
* A pistol shot echoed around Sarajevo, and WW1 started. A German ship was fired at leaving the heads at Portsea in Victoria. Interstate matches were abandoned and the world was in chaos.
* The only good news of 1914 was that 4 women’s teams had been formed in NSW and a competition was in place, but suspended in 1915 due to the war.
* With many players volunteering for the armed services the 1916 playing season in Victoria was seriously depleted due to enlistment and eligibility issues. In order to be eligible to play lacrosse during the war, players were required to apply for enlistment or provide evidence of being unfit for service, or the requirement to stay in Australia.
* In 1926 the triennial Conference of State Associations formed the Australian Lacrosse Council. Amateurism and professionalism were hotly debated topics. Sportsmanship and conduct were becoming issues of concern.
* The first triennial carnival played in WA was in 1929, the centenary year of WA, with all mainland states participating. The proposed constitution of the Australian Lacrosse Council was adopted.
* The effects of the Great Depression were starting to be felt in 1930, seriously impacting numbers in all states. Negotiations were taking place with the Olympic Games committee to have lacrosse included in the 1932