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 many 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 - Theo10, Anna8, Evie7. 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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