Post Tagged with: "sport"

It’s just not cricket… or is it?

It’s just not cricket… or is it?

January 10, 2017

Sport, Such was life:

On Wednesday 23 March, 1895 a large crowd gathered at the East Melbourne cricket ground for an unusual event – a ladies’ cricket match. The ladies had been practising in secret and speculation was rife over what they would wear…

How many games did you play again?

How many games did you play again?

September 23, 2014

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Achieving success at the elite level of sport has been an important part of Australian life for much of its modern history. In Victoria one of the highest achievements is to have played senior football in the Victorian Football League (VFL) or its direct descendent the Australian Football League (AFL).

The Anti-Football League

The Anti-Football League

September 22, 2014

Sport, Such was life:

Melbourne is routinely depicted as a sport loving city with our devotion to Australian Rules football characterised as an obsession. The writer George Johnston, author of the novel My Brother… Read More ›

Are you a fan too?

Are you a fan too?

September 23, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Without the crowd, it would be just another game of footy.

Skiing Marnong

Skiing Marnong

June 6, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Thousands of years before alpine resorts, chalets and four-wheel drives, Victoria’s Mt Buller was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes, in particular the Taungurong people (also spelt Taungurung). A Taungurong woman is quoted… Read More ›

Origins of Australian football: Victoria’s early history

Origins of Australian football: Victoria’s early history

May 20, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Good footballers are often described as ‘dangerous players’, but none more so than Alex Bruce who had a prosthetic hook on one arm, which made him very dangerous indeed! Less… Read More ›

Christmas and the Ashes

Christmas and the Ashes

December 24, 2012

Sport, Such was life:

One of world sport’s most famous trophies, cricket’s Ashes urn, was presented for the first time on 24 December 1882.

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

December 5, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Guides to researching British Indian ancestors, the Huguenots in Australia and sporting records are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months.

Melbourne Cup facts

Melbourne Cup facts

November 5, 2012

Sport, Such was life:

Celebrate this race that stops a nation by learning some key Melbourne Cup facts.