Almanac Cricket Dinner (Oct 11): Bernard Whimpress on his new book about Joe Darling


Joe Darling was one of the early greats of Australian cricket, playing 34 test matches between 1894 and 1905, captaining his country in 21 of them. He was also a Norwood premiership player, farmer and a Tasmanian parliamentarian.


Bernard Whimpress is well known to the Almanac community. An historian with a particular focus on cricket, Bernard has written, co-written or edited 36 books to date. His latest looks at the many and varied exploits of Joe Darling.


Bernard will be discussing this book at a dinner the Almanac is hosting at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on the Thursday, 11 October. Books will be available to purchase on the night.


Where: North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae At, North Fitzroy


When: Thursday, 11 October


Time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start


Cost: $45 (including dinner)



  1. John Butler says:

    I did not know that Mr Darling had played in a Norwood flag until I saw this.


  2. Bernard Whimpress says:

    Looking forward to it, John, should be a lot of fun. There’s a whole footy chapter in the book and he had some special achievements in the sport.

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