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Tribute to Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt

Tribute to Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt

History has a way of turning up unexpected treasures and I feel fortunate to have discovered one such gem accidentally. Fortunate in the sense I now know something about an unsung South Australian sporting hero of the 19th century; sad however at his tragic end. I discovered Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt while researching West Adelaide’s [...] Read more

Steven Bradbury

Steven Bradbury

I had the pleasure today to meet 2002 Winter Olympics gold medallist Steven Bradbury. He's an entertaining speaker and there's much more to his inspirational story than cruising over the finish line as an accidental champion. Bradbury was in the twilight of his career when he won Australia's first Winter Olympics gold. He had suffered many [...] Read more

Samoan cricket

Samoan cricket

Samoans love their rugby. It pervades all sectors of society. There are goalposts in almost every village on unkept grassy fields, like with soccer in Asia and Africa. For a small country of 180,000 people they punch way above their weight on the rugby field, having made quarter finals of the World Cup. They also have indigenous sports that are [...] Read more

Waratah breaks the drought

Waratah breaks the drought

Today I visited the picturesque Gardens Oval in Darwin to watch my first Northern Territory Football League game between Waratah and Southern Districts. Gardens Oval is Waratah's home ground, and being the nearest venue to where I'm living, I adopted the red and whites as my new club. They didn't win a single game last year, but broke the drought [...] Read more