Anzac Day @ the Almanac



‘Out came the Sherrin’ by Susan Sutton. Read more about Susan Sutton and her art HERE.


AFL Round 6

Richmond 12.13.85 d. Melbourne 6.6.42
Essendon v Collingwood


Reports from last week: AFL Round 5

Brisbane 8.13.61 d. by Collingwood 18.15.123
North Melbourne 7.16.58 d. by Essendon 17.14.116
West Coast 8.5.53 d. by Port Adelaide 13.17.95
GWS 11.16.82 Fremantle 16.10.106
Melbourne 7.13.55 St Kilda 15.5.95
Richmond 13.11.89 d. Sydney 10.7.67
Western Bulldogs 7.15.57 d. by Carlton 15.11.101
Adelaide 18.11.119 d. Gold Coast 6.10.46
Hawthorn 13.12.90 d. by Geelong 17.11.113


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Almanac Art: Out came the Sherrin

Susan Sutton was a finalist in the Gallipoli Prize 2015. Here is her entry, with the artist’s notes.

Almanac archives: Professor Rob Pascoe’s speech, ‘The Anzac legend and Australian football’, to the Almanackery at the All Nations Hotel in Richmond

Back in 2009, Professor Robert Pascoe addressed an Almanac crowd on differing views of the Anzac tradition, as seen through the contrasting attitudes of two VFL clubs of the time.

Comparing Sport and War: Some Reflections on Anzac Day

We revisit a piece from Anzac Day last year. Historian William Westerman has some important things to say about comparing sport with warfare.

Almanac Horseracing – Oakbank: Best picnic racing carnival on the planet

Roger Lowrey is a fan of the world’s greatest picnic racing carnival – Oakbank! This year he is there for Saturday’s card. These are his observations.

AFL 2019: What happens when you press Ctrl-Alt-Delete in the AFL?

An unpredictable season? Having trouble with your tipping? David Bruce suspects the AFL’s suite of rule changes has effectively hit Control-Alt-Delete on proceedings.

Almanac Pro Running: The Bull of Stawell (Part I)

Craig Little tells the tale of Luke Versace’s 2014 Stawell Gift victory – a remarkable comeback story, more than a decade in the making, which starts in Pamplona and finishes at Central Park. [Epic – JTH]

Balcony Banter Round 5 – Hawthorn v Geelong: An Easter Monday for the Cats believers

Anna Pavlou was moved to verse by events on Easter Monday. You can read her MCC Balcony Banter piece here.

AFL Round 6 – Sal’s Preview: Time to stop wining!

Sal’s preview comes from Heathcote wine country this week, which has a significant impact on the flavour of his tips.

Almanac AFL Footy Tipping – Round 6

If you are still game enough to have a crack at tipping Round 6, we remind you it starts tonight.

Almanac Books: Not Bad Thanks is a hoot

If you want an entertaining examination of mateship and sporting obsession, John Harms thinks Graeme Willingham’s ‘Not Bad Thanks’ is an excellent investment. For extracts, and details on how to obtain the book, please read further.

Haiku Bob – Round 5 – secretly hoping

A strong Pies performance has Haiku Bob thinking of better times.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: A Night Out

Joe De Petro trekked across town with his lapsed-Pie uncle Ron to watch Richmond take down the Swans.

Round 5 – The Neverending Weekend

Does Stephen Silvagni bleed orange? And has Ross Lyon been foxing for 13 years? Earl O’Neill answers these, and many other questions that may not have occurred to you, as he looks back at a weekend that seemingly had no end.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – AFL Rounds 5 and 6 wrap

Cam Hooke reviews the convincing win over Brisbane from a Collingwood perspective, then looks ahead to the big Anzac Day clash with the Bombers.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Powerful and Poignant

The Gabba was rockin’ like it was in the good old days of its triple premiership heroes. As Sean Mortell marvelled at the throngs of fans, the heroes of the piece in 2019 were wearing black and white.

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: Sunnyboys’ “Sunnyboys”

In the ninth of his occasional series revisiting classic Aussie albums, Smokie brings us a classic power-pop record that is a constant reminder of teenage summers.

WAFL Round 3: Three unbeaten

After the third round, the WAFL’s ten-team ladder is beginning to separate more, with three familiar sides ahead at the final siren. Les Everett reports.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: Go the Mighty Bloods – I love you, win or lose!

Jan Courtin is a magnificent supporter – so much Swans love in her heart as is evident in this report of their match against Richmond.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: Sticking at it

On one of the tougher nights Keiran Croker has had at the footy – because expectations remain high – he and his team stick at it despite a tentative performance.

AFLM Round 5 – Melbourne v St Kilda: It’s time to shine

Can you feel it Almanac peoples? The warmth and happiness emanating from Saints supporters. Yvette Wroby is glowing from this terrific start to the season. Who knew?