Almanac Poetry: Stringybark Creek

The mere mention of the words “Stringybark Creek” (site of the Kelly gang police murders) send a shudder right through Kevin Densley, illustrated by this week’s poem.

Almanac Poetry: Sundays in Geelong

In this prose poem, Kevin Densley remembers Sundays in Geelong.

Almanac Poetry: When Johnstone’s Circus Came to Town

Kevin Densley looks back and reflects upon a circus he went to as a kid. To say not everything went as smoothly as he thought it would is an understatement! (Note: he doesn’t use the real name of the circus concerned, which in any case he has forgotten!)

Almanac Conundrum: “Yeah-nah” – Discuss.

Like politicians, footballers have a way of getting around the question asked, and Kevin Densley is frustrated by it!

Almanac Memoir: Ouyen Harness Races, 1973

The smell of burning mallee roots is a fond memory for Kevin Densley of the Ouyen Harness Races many years ago.

Almanac Poetry: For Bad Behaviour

A short piece from Kevin Densley on an event crystalised into memory, both capital and corporal in nature.

Almanac Memoir – My Favourite Trophy

Many of us have memories of running our guts out in sporting carnivals while the wind whooshed all around and glory was on the line…here’s Kevin Densley’s recollection from 1973.

Almanac Poetry: Ned Kelly’s Last Hours

More Australian poetry of our historic past by Kevin Densley; this time Ned Kelly awaits the gallows.

Charlie and the Clothing Factory: Mr Clymo, Women’s Football and Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

Kevin Densley reports on a record breaking historical football match played in Ballarat in 1918. The match between two women’s teams representing clothing firms from Ballarat and Melbourne attracted a crowd of 7000 in a fund raising football match for The Avenue of Honour in Ballarat.

Almanac Poetry: She Oaks, Victoria

A photo can take you back in time. Kevin Densley remembers.

Almanac (Pub) History: Some central Geelong Pubs and their changes

Kevin Densley continues his review of old, historical pubs in Geelong and the changes that have occurred to them over the years.

Almanac Poetry: The Capture and Incarceration of Frank “Captain Melville” McCallum (1822-1857)

Kevin Densley, with a poem about the violent life of Frank “Captain Melville” McCallum.

Almanac (Pub) History: Walk Like An Historian – the Old Queen’s Head Hotel, Geelong

The Queen’s Head Hotel in Geelong has gone the way of many old pubs. Kevin Densley remembers a pub he once knew well.

Almanac Poetry: At Campbell’s Creek Cemetery, Victoria

Kevin Densley dives back into the world of history and memory with a poem which searches for answers that became a sojourn among the stories of the past etched in stone.

Almanac (Footy) History: Geelong FC’s Original Home Venue – the Argyle Ground

Kevin Densley tells the story of the earliest playing venue of the Geelong Football Club, the Argyle Ground.

Almanac Poetry: The Story of Fisher’s Ghost Creek

Kevin Densley, with a poem about foul doings at Fisher’s Ghost Creek.

Almanac (Footy) History: Memories of Corio Oval, Geelong

Kevin Densley provides a background to Corio Oval in Geelong which provided a setting for footy and harness racing for decades. Its current day use will not thrill you.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Another A to Z of Footballers Past’

Kevin Densley has produced another footballing A-Z in verse.

Poem – Brief Sketches of Members of the Kelly Gang

Kevin Densley, on the Kelly Gang members.

Poem – The Shooting of Fred Lowry

Another slice of poetic Australian history from Kevin Densley. This time, the sorry demise of bank robber Fred Lowry.