Around the soccer grounds – Olympic Park, Melbourne; Wald Stadion, Frankfurt

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Olympic Park, Melbourne Since Olympic Park is no longer going to be a football ground its early electric scoreboard will be no more.  This photograph is  of Jim McLean, Gold Medallist in the… Continue reading

Fremantle Park, Western Australia

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by LES EVERETT The scoreboard at Fremantle Park looks a bit sad these days. It’s leaning against the bowling club fence and although cricket matches are still played on the park’s two pitches… Continue reading

Norwood, South Australia, 1953

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Image courtesy of National Library of Australia The above news item was published 59 years ago in Adelaide newspaper The Mail, on Saturday 24 January 1953. It raises more questions than it answers.… Continue reading

The WACA, Perth, Western Australia

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By LES EVERETT The scoreboard at the WACA was opened in 1954 after a long fundraising campaign. The original scoreboard built in 1908 was, from time to time, subject to ridicule for its… Continue reading

Around the grounds – Little River, Blackwood, Mullumbimby

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The cricket scoreboard at Little River has taken a bit of a hammering over the years. From cricket balls, the weather, the passing of time. The club is in better shape than the… Continue reading

Wickepin, Western Australia

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by LES EVERETT MY part in this strange scoreboard project began here. In Wickepin. On our many journeys through the WA countryside I’d keep my wife fascinated with stories of the great players… Continue reading

Geelong West (Bakers Oval), Victoria

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The Geelong West Sporting Club, formerly known as the Geelong West Cricket and Football Club, are colloquially known as ‘Blue West’. This is to distinguish the club from the old VFA Geelong West… Continue reading

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria

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Big Bash, 17 December 2011. Photos by Jesse Maskell 1977 drawn Grand Final. Etching by Jim Pavlidis Thirty years ago a Melbourne sporting landmark was dismantled, packed up and packed off to Canberra.… Continue reading