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Book Launch: ‘George Giffen – a biography’ by Bernard Whimpress

Join author Bernard Whimpress on December 8 to celebrate the launch of his latest biography on Australian sporting wonder George Giffen.

Almanac (Cricket) Books: ‘George Giffen – A Biography’ by Bernard Whimpress

Historian Bernard Whimpress introduces his recently-released biography of the great nineteenth century South Australian and Australian cricketer (and more than handy footballer) George Giffen.

Match: South Australia v New South Wales 16-21 December 1927 by Bernard Whimpress

A new cricket book by Bernard Whimpress about a significant Sheffield Shield match in 1927 involving Don Bradman’s first class debut has just been released and is sure to be of great interest to all cricket aficionados. Check out the book details here.

Almanac Footy Poetry: “A Footy Crowd” by Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress sums it up perfectly: this is the way it should be and not what’s served up, for the diehard footy supporter, and their day at the footy, as one of the crowd.

Almanac Books: The Towns – 100 Years of Glory by Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress has written a new history of Edwardstown Football Club, aka The Towns.

Almanac Cricket Dinner: Joe Darling biography with Bernard Whimpress and Graeme Ryan

Col had a wonderful night gaining fabulous insights into the extraordinary life of Joe Darling: cricketer, farmer, politician and family man.

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

Bernard Whimpress will be joined by Graeme Ryan to discuss their new book on early Australian captain Joe Darling on the 11th October. The Almanac is hosting. Details within.

Almanac Book Review: Adelaide Sporting Sites by Bernard Whimpress, Santo Caruso and individual contributors

Bernard Whimpress, Santo Caruso and a band of contributors have compiled a history of Adelaide sporting sites. Peter Crossing reviews a book he finds rich in detail and historical knowledge.

SANFL 1983 Highlights – Whimpressive

Compiling the Grand Final Footy Budget was a big ask in 1983. Swish pays tribute to Bernard Whimpress’ summary of that not so special season. (Contains excess traces of Blighty)

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: From the committee lounge

Bernard Whimpress had a jolly good day at the cricket with some luminaries of South Australian sport.

Almanac Cricket: Blue sky cricket thinking

Bernard Whimpress isn’t a big fan of some of the ‘blue sky thinking’ that surrounds the Australian test squad.

Almanac Book Review: ‘George Giffen – A Biography’: A sumptuous story of a cricketing life

Roy Hay reviews ‘George Giffen: A Biography’ by Bernard Whimpress; a sumptuous story of a cricketing life.

Almanac (Cricket) Books: ‘George Giffen – A Biography’ extract

Bernard Whimpress has provided an excerpt from his newest book,’Beorge Giffen: A Biography’

Sports Archaeology: A sub-discipline waiting to happen?

A visit to the old decaying Monarto cricket ground had Bernard Whimpress wondering whether there is a place for a new discipline in archaeology: Sports Archaeology. [There must be a book there! – Ed]

Memoir: And how much cricket did you play?

When asked if he had played much cricket, Bernard Whimpress would normally reply, ‘not a lot.’ But as Bernard is an author, historian and former curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum, that wasn’t really the whole story.

Creeping Anzacism

Bernard Whimpress’s book on Australian cricket captain Joe Darling has just been released. It’s timely to return to an essay written by Bernard which offers his thoughts on the influence of the ANZAC phenomenon. [This paper was first published here in 2012 – Ed]

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Question of Balance: On Bradman and Smith.

Historian and writer Bernard Whimpress can only take so much Steve Smith. He explains why.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Lord’s: Life (and Death)

Jofra Archer’s vicious bouncer that struck Steve Smith has produced a great deal of comment. Bernard Whimpress presents his thoughts about the act that has livened up the Ashes Series.

The Ashes 2019: Could Morgan be a Brearley?

Bernard Whimpress predicted this, or at least thought about it. He was reminded of 1989. He has some observations of a fascinating Test and some suggestions for England else they may well be doomed to a 4-0 drubbing.

Almanac Book Reviews: Fabulous Phil (Matt Watson)

Bernard Whimpress has recently reviewed Matt Watson’s Fabulous Phil for The Newtown Review of Books.