Search Results for: Kevin Densley

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.

Poem – A Notable Colonial Fistfight

Kevin Densley pays poetic tribute to an epic stoush between Ned Kelly and Isaiah ‘Wild’ Wright.

Almanac Poetry: In Celebration of Great Australian Racehorses

A poem from Kevin Densley highlighting the great racehorses in Australian Turf history is sure to be a winner.

Almanac Poetry: The Night of the Premiership

Kevin Densley’s poem on the 2007 Geelong premiership.

Almanac Poetry: A to Z of Footballers Past

Kevin Densley puts an A-Z of retired footballers to verse. (Who would you have picked for U? – Ed).

Poem – Harlequin with Australian Rules Football

Kevin Densley paints a picture with poetic words about our great game of footy.

Almanac Poetry: Two Championship Performances

Kevin Densley compares two spectacular feats from two different eras. [Welcome Kevin – Ed]

Almanac Teams: A Real Bushrangers’ Australian Rules “Twenty”

This week, KD supplies an Australian Rules bushrangers’ “Twenty”, made up of actual bushrangers. You know it’s a strong side when ‘Bold Jack’ Donohue, ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’, just scrapes in on a half-back flank!

Almanac Memoir (and Music): Words Are Not Enough

Secondary school memories involving music, girls, letters from girls, and screeching cicadas are the basis of this prose piece by KD, all tied in a neat bundle by a hit song of the era from “Ol’ Black Eyes” himself, the late Jon English.

Almanac Music: Australian Summer Songs – Name a Personal Classic.

Summer, memories and music go together so well. In this piece, KD asks Almanackers for a favourite summer song, a ‘personal classic’, and provides one of his own.

Almanac (Music) Memoir: Freshwater Creek: are you ready to rock’n’roll?

In his prose piece this week, KD writes about an early gig his band, Murmurs, played at Freshwater Creek Hall, near Anglesea, Victoria, in 1980. He recalls being surprised – and more than a little concerned – about how the gig was advertised.

Almanac Food: KD’s Kitchen – Worcestershire Sauce – My Favourite Condiment (What’s Yours?)

In this instalment of KD’s Kitchen, he extols the virtues of Worcestershire Sauce and invites Almanackers to respond with their own favourite condiment.