Almanac Lunches – The Odd Friday Lunch: Graham “Smokey” Dawson 19th October

Next lunch: Friday 19th October 1:05pm

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The next Odd Friday Lunch will be on Friday 19th October with well known broadcaster Graham “Smokey” Dawson.


Graham ‘Smokey’ Dawson (AM) is a member of the Order of Australia. He is a Victorian who went to school in East Kew and then went to Carey Grammar. He was that school’s cricket captain in 1964 under coach Frank Tyson.


He became a famous and favorite radio sports commentator calling Cricket & VFL/AFL, but also worked at the Olympic and Commonwealth games.


His career started in 1970 with the ABC, his first broadcasts were with the ABC’s ‘3LO’ – the first Sheffield Shield game was in 1971, his first test in 1973 and his first VFL game in 1974. He has now broadcast over 300 test matches, andmore than 700 one dayers, and broadcast all over the world. He has worked with other legendary commentators including Alan Mcgilvray and broadcast some of the great games including the ’77 Centenary Test. He has called over 1800 VFL / AFL games and over 40 Grand Finals. He has seen and been involved with many of Australia’s iconic sports personalities. 


He is a passionate Hawthorn supporter, and a 60 plus year member.


Bookings: Phone 03 9486 4501


MENU $40 + Drinks

Entree – Minestrone Soup.

Mains – Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes, Greens & Red Wine Jus OR

Harissa Spiced Chicken with Toasted Cous Cous Salad. Dessert – Mago & Coconut Pannacotta.



296 Rae Street North Fitzroy 3068


  1. I’m shattered to be missing this one

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