I have just spotted this on Wikipedia, with relevance to Patrick Francis Hadow, the second Wimbledon Mens Lawn Tennis Champion. He developed the "lob" and beat the first Champion , Spencer Gore, who had to play just one match against the best challenger. Hadow was on holiday from his tea plantation in Ceylon. Asked if he would be defending his crown he is reported to have said "No, tennis is a game for sissy's, as its played with a soft ball!" Hadow is therefore the only champion never to have lost a set of tennis in the Wimbledon Championships, it seems!
"Hadow was also a distinguished big game hunter, hunting in Africa in the early years of the 20th century. He has listings in many categories of the 1928 Rowland Ward "Records of Big Game", including ranking trophies in the sable antelope, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob and eland categories."
Does this help date the start and purpose of the big game engravings at all Bernard?