Gravel & Mud: Geoffrey Blainey

Historian Geoffrey Blainey has had rich experiences with Australian mining, society and football. This story is from the anthology ‘Gravel & Mud’, a wonderful look into how western Tasmania approached its footy, from conditions to crowds to players.

Book Launch: ‘George Giffen – a biography’ by Bernard Whimpress

Join author Bernard Whimpress on December 8 to celebrate the launch of his latest biography on Australian sporting wonder George Giffen.

Red Fox extract: Ron Barassi v Albie Rodda

Taken from the brilliant biography of master coach, Norm Smith, this extract looks at Smith’s appraisal of his protege Ron Barassi as a prodigiously talented 12-year-old.

Brisbane Launch and Cricket Chat with Francis Leach and Gideon Haigh

The lucky people of Brisbane can meet up with John Harms, Gideon Haigh, Francis Leach and other Almanackers at the Red Brick Hotel near the Gabba this Wednesday evening. Copies of the new Footy Almanac book for the 2013 season will be on sale on the night. We have all your Christmas shopping and drinking needs catered for in the one event.

1878: Norwood Football Club’s First Year

Bernard Whimpress recounts the story of Norwood’s triumphant march to a first title against a background of fierce off-field disputes.