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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

Yarraville Soccer Club, Kingsville, Victoria


The scoreboard is in a distant corner. The grass and weeds are long. The numbers lay low, undisturbed, save for a man with a camera. A nest of nets? The biggest shelter shed… Continue reading

Footscray Hockey Centre, Kingsville, Victoria


The pedestrian/cycling path over the eight-lane freeway was closed so I had to take the detour underneath the railway bridge and alongside two sporting fields. Footscray Hockey Centre. (The Bulldogs, surprise, surprsie.)Yarraville Soccer… Continue reading

Lilydale, Victoria


My wife is travelling. Frankfurt. Prague. Budapest. The Danube. Seeing the sights with her sister. Salzburg. Amsterdam. Paris. The Eiffel Tower. The Champs Elysses. Switzerland. By SwissRail. Mountains. Alps. Summer. I catch a… Continue reading

Campbell Town, Tasmania Re-visited


Words and photos by Chris Rees Return to Campbell Town I popped in for a look at the Campbell Town footy ground, five years on from the last set of photos. Two days… Continue reading

Lara, Victoria.


It had been some years since I visited the Lara footy grounds near Geelong, with the pretty backdrop of the You Yangs. Back in 2011. The old Lara scoreboard is the only one… Continue reading