Almanac Rugby League – Sister Act: A schoolboy’s tale

Michael Croke revisits his teenage years to recall his first experience of live Sydney First Grade rugby league – in the company of a nun!

Almanac Travel: Highway 39 Revisited (with apologies to His Bobness)

Almanac editor Ian Hauser loves a road trip. He’s just back from a Noosa to Melbourne jaunt, retracing a path from 18 months ago. He and wife Anne saw a very different countryside this time around.

Almanac Rugby League – NSW Country Rugby League……Then and Now

Michael Croke from central western NSW is a teacher and former broadcaster with a long memory of country football. He recounts the good old days in Dubbo in the 60s and 70s.

Almanac Life – On the road again: 50 years on the Newell Highway

It’s 50 years since Ian Hauser’s first road trip. Just back home in Noosaville after a recent jaunt to Melbourne, Ian shares his experiences and insights into travelling the Newell and New England Highways – and throws in a few tips as well.

The Beatification of Saint Sandra: The Father/Son mule.

The night before the 1990 Grand Final I was a ticketless 14 year-old in an adequate hotel room in Dubbo. This is how near perfect father/son moments happen.