Almanac Local History – Pine Ridge Cemetery Coburg: Pervical and Terence Ogden

The focus of this week’s excerpt from Allan Barden’s essay ‘Sporting history in abundance at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery’ falls on the father/son duo of Percival and Terence Ogden.

Almanac Local History: Sporting history in abundance at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery

A while ago, Allan Barden discovered that his great-grandmother was buried in 1918 in the Coburg cemetery. In finding out a little more he met the Friends of Coburg Cemetery a small group of volunteers who look after the cemetery and also have done some research into those buried there. This piece by Allan reflects on the cultural and historical significance of cemeteries generally, and discusses what they mean to us, and tell us. He then considers the lives of a number of Australian sportsmen buried in the Coburg Cemetery. [Wonderful piece – Ed]

The practice match – Footy is life

Matt Watson’s Victorian stay continues with a day well spent watching the Greensborough Superules team play 5 fifteen minute quarters of practice matches. A fantastic behind the scenes look at veterans footy.

Unheralded McBean a key to the Tigers’ future

The Tigers are dreaming this weekend. Jackson Clark gives them more to fantasise about with an introduction to emerging key forward Liam McBean, who is playing in their VFL side.

Red Letter Day

“That’s not going to happen again, is it?” Well, Rod Oaten’s football miracle did … twenty years later.

Coburg: An oval for old men

Matt Watson joins Coburg for their final game of the season. A familiar story to all that have played (and wish they still were).

How to Watch Footy, part 4: Bang Bang Bang!

Vin Maskell takes in the VFL game at Burbank Oval in his own inimitable style. Why would you ever watch footy from the top level of Etihad again?

Learning from Pierre

 By John Green My jobs are almost done. I’ve ridden the bike up to La Trobe Uni and back for the exercise, completed the Saturday morning chores for the favour of the wife and visited a mate in the Austin. It’s time to spend some hours in front of the box watching a double header [Read more]