Adelaide Oval, South Australia

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The Adelaide Oval scoreboard began service 100 years ago, on 3 November 1911. The scoreboard is not Adelaide Oval’s original: the first was erected in 1879 and another in 1885. The one which… Continue reading

The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland

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Don Bradman and Jack Fingleton in action, watched by a sea of hats. Photo courtesy of the National Library of Australia’s Pictures Collection. (Photographer unknown) The Gabba scoreboard attendant would have had a… Continue reading

Reid Oval, Warrnambool, Victoria

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Photo courtesy of Picture Victoria and Corangamite Regional Library Exact details of the construction of this scoreboard are sketchy. Sam Loxton played 12 Tests for Australia and 146 first-class games overall, with a… Continue reading

Central Reserve, Colac, Victoria

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Photos by Brad Trotter Story  by Matt Zurbo September 10  was a big day at Central Reserve. Grand Finals always are. I was standing under the grandstand with Trots and few rusty old… Continue reading

Around the grounds – 8 October 2011

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Photo by Jeff Lawton The AFL Grand Final may mark the end of a football season but it doesn’t mark the end of the football year. There is plenty of football, and plenty… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 3)

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Welcome to the third in our series of Grand Final scoreboards. This week we include a sepia-tinged beanie from 1997,  a solid brick scoreboard built in 1965, a scoreboard made from a wire… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 2)

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Welcome to the second in our series about Grand Final scoreboards. This week we see how scoreboards have changed over the years. Here at Scoreboard pressure we were heartened to discover people were… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 1)

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Welcome to the first of our series about Grand Final scoreboards. This week we feature Grand Finals from 1977 (the Victorian Football League, now the AFL), 1986 (Western Australian Football League), 1990 (the… Continue reading