Category Archive: Victorian scoreboards

Virgin scoreboard, Newport, Victoria


A Sunday morning kick to kick mate mate had told me about the lovely new turf at the Bryan Martyn Oval in Newport. Another mate, a recently retired groundsman and curator, had told… Continue reading

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

South Yarra, Como Park, Victoria


Como Park is in the news. It’s dangerous… deemed by insurers to be a ‘catastrophic risk’ according to a story in the Weekend Australian. The story is by Gideon Haigh, a player with… 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

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