Almanac History: A Tom Wills doco, two articles and some news on the gravesite restoration.

Just an update on a whole stack of Tom Wills stuff.

 

1. The restoration of Tom Will’s gravesite at Waringal Cemetery in Heidelberg is almost completed.

 

2. Channel 10 recently screened a documentary on the life of Tom Wills. If you haven’t seen it I recommend you take 45 minutes to watch this version (no ads).

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/documentaries/2016/8/tom-wills–s1-ep-1

 

3. Read Martin Flanagan’s article re the making of the docudrama  http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/tom-wills-one-hell-of-a-story-20160804-gqlal2.html

 

4. Read this article on FilmInk. https://filmink.com.au/2016/they-should-make-a-movie-of-that-tom-wills-first-wild-man-of-australian-sport/

 

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted j.t.h@footyalmanac.com.au He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo11, Anna9, Evie8. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

Comments

  1. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Great stuff JTH. Went and had a look at the progress last Saturday. Etchings look really good and stone much better.

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