Monthly Archives: January 2014

1956: Cortina D’Ampezzo

Whatever did we do before television remote controls? The Zapper – as it is fondly referred to at our house – lets us sit on the couch and watch simultaneous games of tennis and cricket, while keeping a casual eye on replays of the cycling and the soccer. The alternative? Well, is there one? It […]

1925: The Sydney Conservatorium

Long before she took up a tennis racquet, Daphne Akhurst sat down at the piano. And she was no slouch tinkling the ivories, winning her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Eisteddford aged six. Her feat made the Sydney papers, the girl from Ashfield (in Sydney’s inner west) described as “A Clever Child Pianiste”. She […]

1943: Williamstown

“When will the school holidays end?” Believe it or not, my kids are already asking me this question. Which suggests my Partner in Crime and I have perfectly executed our Grand Master Plan. Be boring. Be boring and the gremlins will be hanging to go back to school. But this raises a different kind of problem: I’m bored. There […]

1922: On A Train, Somewhere between Geelong and Melbourne

Technically, I am on holidays. But I couldn’t resist when I heard about the red card issued by the A-League admin last Friday. Consider this tidbit from The Argus in 1922. TICKET-CHECKER ASSAULTED. Arthur Gray, aged 18 years, a match factory employee, was charged in the City Court yesterday with having assaulted Thomas John Maloney, a railway […]

The Sport History Project

meanderings through our sporting pasts


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Australian Football World

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Critical Heritage

the critical heritage group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Through the Green Fuse...

Explorations in one John Waddingham's family story

Timor Archives

Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor Inc. (CHART )

Jack Chadwick

illustration | cartoons | storyboards

101 London Museums

A celebration of London's diverse Museums