Back in Time 1993 – From the Snowy Mountains to the MCG

For Pamela Sherpa it was a long trip to the MCG from the Snowy Mountains for the 1993 Grand Final. But, it was worth it!

Back in Time – Part 3: More of the Bombers

More clippings from Pamela Sherpa’s Bombers scrapbook from the 80s.

Back in Time – Part 2: More of the Bombers in the `80s

And still there’s more! More press clippings from Pamela Sherpa’s scrapbook from the `80s of her beloved Bombers.

Back in Time: The Bombers in the `80s

Pamela Sherpa’s scrapbook is full of footy memories. With her Bomber membership card carrying work colleagues she made the regular trek to watch the Bombers play their home matches throughout the 80s.

Almanac Flashback: He’s Talking – by Pamela Sherpa (our Snowy Mountains Correspondent)

What was John Harms doing in Canberra this time 11 years ago? We reprise a story by Pamela Sherpa from March 2009 that explains all. He will be in Canberra again, on April 3, for the Footy Almanac Canberra Lunch. [Deatils in the post – Ed]

Almanac Flashback – That one day in November: Pamela Sherpa

From her 2010 story Pamela Sherpa tells of her attempts to watch the big race while on a casual relief teaching stint.

Old woollen footy jumpers: Dick McGillivray in a ridgy didge Essendon premiership jumper

Dick McGillivray wore his fair dinkum Essendon premiership jumper around the farm, as his daughter Pamela explains.

Almanac Backyards – Backyard Bliss

Craig Dodson’s article on backyard space caused Pamela Sherpa to reflect on her own blissful childhood spent outdoors.

From the good old days when cars were so novel we were photographed alongside them

A genre of everyday Australian 50s and 60s life was to photograph the kids (and others) next to the family car. Such was the place of the motor vehicle (and the kids). Here’s a couple of classics. Send yours in. [Now includes a 1963 pic from Anne Dillon – Ed]

Sport Week in Nepal

Pamela Sherpa reports in from Samten Memorial School in Kathmandu, Nepal during Sport Week.

Christmas cricket Torrumbarry style

Christmas was at Torrumbarry on the Murray for Pam Sherpa and family. Pete proved to be a terrific host and a fine curator.

Almanac (Cricket) Poetry: Shared Moment

A cricket poem from Pam Sherpa. The top order is in disarray.

The Melbourne Cup

On Cup Eve 2015, we revisit Pam Sherpa’s first and only Melbourne Cup

Country footy: Leitchville-Gunbower put on a premiership reunion weekend

The Leitchville-Gunbower Football Netball Club reunion went off with a bang. The footy team knocked over Elmore, the lamb was cooked perfectly, the jumpers were auctioned, the piano accordion came out, a sheep was sheared and many stories were told. All in all a great weekend.

Shearing Shed Days

The craziness and chaos of sheep kept Pam Sherpa on her toes when she was a kid. [Nice memoir – Ed]

Round 2 – GWS v Melbourne: Autumn Bliss

It’s one of those magnificent autumn days when the Canberra sky is at its finest, and the Giants take full advantage of the perfect conditions.

AFL Round 23 – Carlton v Essendon: Time Travel

Pamela Sherpa has a 30 year reunion with old Bombers friends to celebrate their ’84 flag, and takes in the last home and away game for the year at the MCG against the Blues.

Nepal Buddha Cricket Academy

Here is an unlikely initiative, but those involved are very keen. You can help the Buddha Cricket Academy. Have you got any old cricket books you’re happy to donate?

Supplementary Soup

“We return the next day and after several hours of waiting, finally board a six seater helicopter to fly to Phaplu in the lower Everest region. The alternative to flying in is a day long bus ride followed by 6 days of walking,” writes Pamela Sherpa of her return to Nepal. She has some advice for James Hird.

Canberra Gaelic Football

The Canberra Gaelic Football Club will hold a meeting at the Irish club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston on Thursday, August 1 to discuss a potential summer competition. The meeting will start at 7pm and new players are welcome.