Ardath, Western Australia

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There’s not a lot written about footy in Ardath but we do know the Ardath-Babakin Football Club was formed in 1926 to play in the Bruce Rock Football Association. The two little towns… Continue reading

Dandaragan, Western Australia

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Kalbarri, Western Australia

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As an Australian Rules football town Kalbarri bucks all the trends.

Bernie Baxter Scoreboard, Port Fairy Victoria

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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

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https://collections.artscentremelbourne.com.au/#details=ecatalogue.97240 | [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

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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

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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

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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