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RIP Hawkie – The Punter’s Pal

Bob Hawke was the greatest Australian of Peter Baulderstone’s lifetime. He reminisces about Canberra politics in the 1980’s and the great man’s love of sport and people. Hawke’s prodigious achievements and his all too human failings made most Australians fall in love with him. (Share your memories of Hawke the man, politician and sports lover – Ed.)

Everyday Obituaries: Brendan ‘Bourkie’ Bourke

Bourkie, one of life’s great characters, died a few weeks ago. His funeral was a magnificent tribute to his rich life. This is PJ Brangan’s eulogy introduced by John Harms.

Living On: A Tribute to Fitzy

Anna Pavlou remembers her dear friend Fitzy who was a stalwart of Power House FC.

Finding the Joy

Trucker Slim illuminates today’s page with a heartfelt tribute on the loss of two loved ones. Amongst the sadness and the struggles, he finds joy. (Simply beautiful! Ed.)

Vale Evelyn — a champion mum

Gigs pays tribute to his beloved mother who passed away early on Sunday morning. She was a true champion. [Our condolences Gigs – JTH]

Mother’s Day, with Gram

Jack Banister writes poignantly of his Grandma, going to the footy and visiting her in Middle Park.

Remembering J. Neville Turner

John Harms went to J Neville Turner’s funeral on Thursday, prompting a few memories and this tribute (which includes a description of Neville’s tennis serve).

Vale J. Neville Turner, one of life’s great characters

J. Neville Turner was a great character who had many passions: cricket, tennis, soccer, music and the law. Sadly he died last Thursday. He was a dear friend of many, including those in the Almanac community associated with the Australian Cricket Society and the Australian Society of Sports Historians. Ian Hammet (Almanac member, and ACS stalwart) penned this tribute. No doubt we will hear more in the coming days. Vale Neville Turner.

Everyday Obituaries: Patricia (Pat) Collins

Anthony ‘Gulbo’ Collins, known in these parts by his nom de plume ‘Mulcaster’, delivered these fine words at the funeral of his mother Pat. She was the personification of love.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Mumma Mac and her Hawks

Peter Sweeney remembers a wonderful character, Mumma Mac, who barracked for Hawthorn long before they were any good.