Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

Frank Hyett: Successful sportsman, unionist, politician and victim of the Spanish flu.

The Footy Almanac reprises a story from 2011 about WW1 Spanish flu victim Frank Hyett. Hyett was a successful sportsman, unionist, and politician who Glen Davis was seeking information about at the time. He received a terrific response as indicated in the comments section.

George Ronald Cole – Footballer Senator

Never heard of George Cole? Well, he was a school teaching, grassroots footballer of outstanding ability well known throughout Tasmania who later become a Federal Politician. His remarkable story is told here.