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Girgarre, Victoria

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Photos by Wayde Petersen, our north-east Victorian correspondent.       More about Girgarre and the Kyabram District league.   Advertisements

Woodsdale, Tasmania

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Extended photo essay by Chris Rees In 2006 when I worked at a small film company, we made a 4-part documentary series about country footy in Tasmania, and how it was dying out.… Continue reading

Mulwala, New South Wales

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Photos by Wayde Petersen Mulwala now has an electronic scoreboard. That’s it, on the left-hand side, advertising a Eurogliders gig. What did they sing? ‘Heaven, must be there…’ To the right are unused… Continue reading

Olinda, Victoria

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Many thanks to Graeme Smith, of TecnoVISION, for this pic of the new and the old, the future and the past, the digital and ther manual. On the left, of course, a brand… Continue reading

Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

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Hoppers is Hoppers Crossing, the Warriors, a strong club in the Western Region Football League in Melbourne. Potswoo is a mythical football team apparently located quite near Spotswood, the Woodsmen, another strong club… Continue reading

Lawrie Emmins Reserve, Laverton, Victoria

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Cricket in Melbourne. In May. Call it dedication. Call it love of the game. Call it a big pre-season.  Call it a relief from the 365 day AFL hype machine. There’s a league… Continue reading

Linton, Victoria

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Linton is a little goldfields town (population 580), about 30 kilomentres west of Ballarat (population 100, 000), a very big goldfields town. This year The Carngham Linton FNC celebrates its 50th year as… Continue reading

Booktown Oval, Clunes, Victoria

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The Jack McMillan Memorial Score Board: was Jack a scoreboard attendant, a time keeper, club secretary, footballer, gate keeper? All of these?   Clunes, a Victorian Goldfields town, is best known for its… Continue reading