South Morang, Victoria

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Photos by Jesse Maskell

 

The two scoreboards at South Morang, on Melbourne’s northern edges, each have a tale to tell.

The old scoreboard looks  a little lonely and forlorn, despite the sturdy steel steps. It looks a little abandoned, a little forgotten. Like radiograms when television appeared. Like record players when CDs came in. Like CD players when iPods popped up.  Like drive-ins when videos came in. Like milk bars when ‘convenience’ stores started taking over old petrol station corners. Like newspapers when the interweb arrived.

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The razzle-dazzle new scoreboard, with its fancy lights, has company. Footy fans milling around it like moths to a globe. So it goes, as Kurt Vonnegut used to say. So it goes.

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