Almanac Life: Racing the train

The feeling of running can help ease the pain of the action. Kate Birrell discovered this as she flew along the Djerring Trail in Melbourne’s south-east.

She Did It

Tony Wilson was in the Sydney Olympic stands back in 2000, when Cathy Freeman ran the race of her life. Twenty years on, you can enjoy the experience once again.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 1. “It’s working!”

In the summer just gone, David Wilson and family drove a motorhome from Melbourne to Uluru. It was a journey that revived many memories, and developed many meanings. This is Part 1 (Day 1), the drive to Bordertown.

Reconciliation as a 400m Event

The choice of Sydney as the host for the Olympics in 2000, was related to the perception of Australia being a positive example of the good life and of Reconciliation. The Games presented a range of opportunities for Indigenous participation and cultural representation says Andy Fuller as he discusses the lead up to that event.

Top 21 indigenous sporting people of all time

In this NAIDOC week, Citrus Bob Utber has named his top 21 indigenous sports stars of all time. What do you think?

Australia’s National Day

On the occasion of January 26 and what it now means, Peter Crossing delves into Australia’s sporting history to look for a suitable date for celebrating the nation that exists on this island continent. [Thought-provoking – Ed]

Off Season Odyssey – Part 18: Running In Cathy Freeman’s Steps

    It’s grey when I get to Canberra. I’ve been to dot-towns all over the country, found teammates and ex-teammates underground and in cities, yet not one of them lives here. Not that I know of. I wonder what that says about us – me and the Grey City? I have a kick with [Read more]