Nukarni, Western Australia

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There’s not much at Nukarni these days. The footy club still exists but is based in nearby Merredin.

The Dressmaker’s scoreboard, Jung Recreation Reserve, Victoria

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  The Dressmaker, the gorgeous new film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook, Hugo Weaving  and many more, includes an early scene of a game of country… Continue reading

Newdegate, Western Australia

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Final score Photos and text by Les Everett At first glance the scoreboard at Newdegate looked a common summer sight. There were a lot of digits. It could have been a fantasy score… Continue reading

Robe, South Australia

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Robe is a coastal holiday town in south-east South Australia. Near Kingston SE. Near the Coorong. Not far from Penola and Naracoorte. Footy, cricket, netball, tennis, golf and the cemetery are all gathered… Continue reading

Adelaide Oval through the ages

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I didn’t drive 730 kilometres on a hot day in a car with no air-conditioning and a dud battery to then be evicted from the hill at the Adelaide Oval, under the gaze… Continue reading

Mundijong, Western Australia

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The Mundijong Centrals have been part of the Peel Football League since 1992 but they’ve been around for a lot longer than that. There were games played as far back as 1904 and… Continue reading

South Yarra, Como Park, Victoria

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Como Park is in the news. It’s dangerous… deemed by insurers to be a ‘catastrophic risk’ according to a story in the Weekend Australian. The story is by Gideon Haigh, a player with… Continue reading

Bullsbrook, Western Australia

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The Bullsbrook Football Club has a relatively short history. It was formed in 1945 and played in the South Midland Football Association. In 1968 both the SMFA and Bullsbrook Football Club folded.

Manuka Oval, 1955

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  This photo is from the handsome 2013 book, Kick it Long, A history of Eastlake & Manuka Football Clubs 1926 – 2012. The player on the left is Lou Pini, whose Manuka… Continue reading

Narembeen, Western Australia

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There’s not much due east of Narembeen, a wheatbelt town about 290kn east of Perth. But it does have a footy heritage few can match. For a while the town was the home… Continue reading

Ardath, Western Australia

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There’s not a lot written about footy in Ardath but we do know the Ardath-Babakin Football Club was formed in 1926 to play in the Bruce Rock Football Association. The two little towns… Continue reading