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Bill Hunter has been researching his grandfather, Fred Hunter, a star footballer in the Healesville area for many years from the early 1900s. Bill believes that it was Fred who perfected what is now known as the banana kick, a kick for goal from an impossible angle that screws at right angles. Fred’s father, Richard Rowan, developed the kick in the 1890s, and Fred perfected it during his playing days to the point where fans exhorted the team to “Kick it to Hunter, the screw kick punter!”
People love talking about the weather. How many times have you heard someone say “Crazy weather we’re having, hey?” in the past week (or said it yourself)?
Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.
Today State Library Victoria celebrates 160 years since first opening to the public on 11 February 1856. It is Australia’s oldest free public library and the nation’s busiest with nearly 1.8 million visitors a year.