Mingenew, Western Australia

Photos by Jim Thompson

mingenewsmallmainWhen our correspondent Jim Thompson visited Mingenew, 388km north of Perth, he found the score from the preliminary final still proudly posted on the scoreboard. A week later the Bulldogs lost the North Midlands Football League grand final to Dongara.

Mingenew won their first NMFL premiership in 1964 and enjoyed a golden time at the start of the new century with premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003.


An insatiable thirst for research led Jim to the pub and more treasures – the team board where the teams could be chalked up on Thursday nights and a photo the Moora Carnival winning team of 1949.