Almanac Life: Almanacker wins prestigious Australian Award

Eucalyptus regnans


Great news for Footy Almanac aficionados that one of our most eminent writers in David Wilson has been awarded Australia’s favourite tree from the ABC.


Wilson who writes under the nom de plume of  Eucalyptus regnans has been a prolific writer for our august news since as long as I can remember. Eucalyptus regnan’s writings have been poignant, with a touch of nostalgia and life in the city took out the award from a host of finalists.


The nephew [great nephew – Ed] of Australia’s greatest all-round cricketer Betty Wilson (the only cricketer to take 10 wickets and make a century in the same test match) has done us all proud.


ER continues to grow tall and strong and his writings are as solid as the tree whom he is named after.


Congratulations on a fantastic effort ER!




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About Bob Utber

At 84 years of age Citrus Bob is doing what he has always done since growing up on a small farm at Lang Lang. Talking, watching and writing sport and in recent years writing books. He lives in Mildura with his very considerate wife (Jenny) and a groodle named 'Chloe on Flinders' and can be found at Deakin 27 every day.


  1. Bloody Victorian centric BOM. Keep all the rain to themselves. Thought he should have ended with “Go Pies”.

  2. Ha!
    Love it Citrus.

    As a tree, I shouldn’t have too much to say.
    But thanks.
    Thank you, too, to the Australian people for voting as you did.
    Swampy, Mountain Ash, ER, thanks you.

    And Peter_B… You’ll get your turn in the west. Sorry I couldn’t squeeze any more Spring drops out of the global climate models for you, for my Bureau presentation debut (above).

    Happy upcoming spring.

  3. Tree of the Year? The Guardian’s Bird of the Year? Newscorp(se) seems to be running Suburban Wanna Be Gangster of the Year.

    Well done on the forecast David and your slick presentation. I understand that it’s easier to work with but for the life of me will never grasp why we go with the meteorological seasonal system and not the astronomical season convention. It drives me mad! Surely science trumps people here. When you get a minute…

  4. Colin Ritchie says

    What a tall story!

  5. CITRUS BOB says

    PB – Cant see you wearing Chevron over the next couple of weeks. Stupid question but if you had to barrack for a Vic team who would it be?
    ER – Many thanks Doctorand a question to you. Do you have any affinity with the monarchy?

    MR – a bit above my station Mickey. Only a croweater would ask such a question. A bit like some of the camps they hold.
    CR – went out on a limb to get that story Bomber! Much like “the olds” will have to do when they appoint their next coach. Wonder what sap would take it?

  6. Swans. Carna Bloods. Can’t abide anything south of the Barassi Line.

  7. Ha!!!

  8. CITRUS BOB says

    Dips – glad to see that your comments are minimal. Looking for an onslaught when the Pivotonians strike gold

    Peter _B – refuse to comment n grounds that it might indite me!

  9. He is definitely my favourite tree

  10. CITRUS BOB says

    Smokie – he certainly gets well-watered at Almanac lunches I am told.

  11. Congrats OBP well played indeed

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