Almanac Footy: Around the grounds of the Ovens and Murray League

As a kid, Peter Clark was often dragged around to the big contests of the Ovens and Murray League. From memories of Murray Weideman to three quarter time speeches at Wodonga’s Martin Park, Peter brings back the highlights of a terrific competition in his own eyes.

‘Mr Ovens and Murray…’ by KB Hill

Rambling through his extensive library during Covid Lockdown, KB Hill stumbled across a slim volume which traces the life and times of Cleaver Bunton, a major figure in the Albury region and also regarded as ‘Mr Ovens and Murray’.

Book Extract: ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’

In another excerpt from Craig Dodson’s ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’, Craig battles the fear of bushfire in country Australia while meeting a wonderful turning pitch.

“Flag Flames Again Flicker At The ‘Showies’……… ” by KB Hill

Grand Final week has KB Hill casting his mind back over some of the classic encounters in the annals of Ovens & Murray League Grand Finals.

A champ of football’s golden era by KB Hill

KB Hill has taken a look at the life and times of Albury legend and Essendon Hall of Famer, Jack Jones, shared with the Almanac here

Standing on the outside lookin’ in

Work commitments took me down to my old stomping ground around Albury this week. I’m not sure how Albury became “the greatest inland city in Australia” but it is apparently that. Since moving to the less greater land locked city on Canberra many year ago, Albury’s greatness has been considerably elevated above my teenage memories. [Read more]