Almanac Books: ‘The Girl in Cabin 350’ by Gideon Haigh

Ever wondered how someone could simply vanish?  Be there one minute and gone the next….. Gideon Haigh wondered, and uncovered a most amazing story resulting in his new book, ‘The Girl in Cabin 350’ which is now available for purchase.

‘The dash…for covers…’ by Simone Kerwin

Simone Kerwin guests for KB Hill as she tells a tale of how country sport works. (We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – ‘she’s a chip off the old block alright!’ – Ed.)

Almanac Cricket: ODI World Cup – India October 2023

The Australian Cricket Society’s Literary Scholar Kobe Jacobs reports on the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, and the fortunes of the Australian team.

Almanac Music: Gary Shearston – Australian Folk Legend

Wayne Matthews thanks Miss Mathieson, his music teacher from Form 3 in 1964, for introducing him to the music of Australian Folk Legend Gary Shearston. Wayne would like to introduce the music of Gary Shearston to readers.

Almanac Cricket: The Story of Igino De Bolfo – A Champion Bowler for Boneo Cricket Club 1933-37

Roger Spaull examines the cricketing feats of Italian immigrant Iginio De Bolfo at the Boneo Cricket Club 1933-37.

Almanac Cricket: Australian Cricket Society – AGM and Luncheon

The Australian Cricket Society invites you to their AGM and luncheon with special guests from Cricket Victoria.

‘A fine football life…’ by KB Hill

Footy has a long and decorated history. KB Hill remembers ‘Poddy’, Arthur Hiskins, a Rutherglen and South Melbourne icon from a century ago.

Balcony Banter – AFL Grand Final 2023: handling the heat!

The heat was on in more ways than one at the MCG for last Saturday’s 2023 Grand Final. Dave Campbell was a there and filed a review for ‘Balcony Banter’, the MCC Members blog.

” ‘Pooch’ leaves his legacy…” by KB Hill

Wangaratta Rovers lost a favourite son last month with the passing of Luke Elkington at the age of just 45. KB Hill provided this coverage of Luke’s farewell.

Almanac Music: Wantok Musik – Latest releases and news

Wantok Musik announce their new releases and upcoming concerts featuring artists on their label.

NRL Grand Final – Part 5: Stewards’ Report

The Stewards’ Report is in on Matt O’Hanlon’s tips for NRL Grand Final day. Let’s just say that there’s always next year!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Grand Final Review – Pies Premiers!

Collingwood deservedly wins the 2023 AFL Grand Final as Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life celebrate the wonderful achievement.

Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch: BOOKED OUT

Now that Almanac members have had their opportunity to register, we’ve opened the Grand Final Eve Lunch to everyone.

NRL Grand Final – The Road to the Finals: Part Four

Matt O’Hanlon sees similarities between this year’s NRL Grand Final opponents and the 1986 Cox Plate blockbuster battle between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star. ‘I think this game will be very tight,’ he says.

‘Old Pigeon rues those painful Grand Final losses…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill chats with Yarrawonga Pigeon’s legend John White. They mulled over a couple of hotly contested O & M League Grand Finals from back in the day.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Preliminary Final Review / Grand Final Preview

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life tells how Collingwood made it to the Grand Final and previews the match against Brisbane that determines this year’s premiership.

Almanac Documentaries: ‘The Galahs’ – Aussies Rules footballers venture overseas

‘The Galahs’ is a documentary produced in 2016 to celebrate the historic overseas tour in 1967 of VFL footballers to take on the best at Gaelic football in Ireland and beyond.

NRL Finals Week 3: The Road to the Finals – Part 3

Matt O’Hanlon has studied the Form Guide once again to find the good oil on this weekend’s NRL Preliminary Finals.

‘Tenacious small man realises his dream…’ by KB Hill

Dylan Wilson was marked as one to watch from a young age. Now he’s a fixture for the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill charts his progress over the years.

Finals Week 3 – AFL 2023 Footy Fixture

Check out who, when, and where the Preliminary Finals are played this weekend.