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Hamilton in a hurry, Victoria


We were in a hurry. We had a new battery in the old car but still not confident.  (The rest of the engine had just clocked up 396,000 kilometres.) Julie went to get… Continue reading

Robe, South Australia


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


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

Manuka Oval, 1955


  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

Bernie Baxter Scoreboard, Port Fairy Victoria


Port Fairy full-forward Bernie Baxter certainly kept scoreboard attendants  busy  in his heyday, so it made sense, in 2007,  to name the Port Fairy scoreboard after him. Baxter died in late December 2012,… Continue reading

Lakeside Oval, South Melbourne. About 50 years ago

by | [HSV 1323] Negative, black and white (Photography) | Negative by Laurie Richards | Laurie Richards Photographic Collection, purchased 1991. | Performing Arts Collection I stumbled across this photo via something called… Continue reading

The Totem Poles of Ouyen United


The Totem Poles of Ouyen United is Paul Daffey’s latest book, launched in Grand Final Week. As Daffey’s own website states, the book marks a return to his original reportage days in which… Continue reading

Williamstown 1976, and USS Long Beach warship


Photo courtesy of Tony Beyer and the Facebook page The History of The Old Lost Western Suburbs of Melbourne The mystery photographer* may have had eyes only for the USS Long Beach, a… Continue reading