Almanac Footy History – Special offer on Roy Hay’s Book of the Month

Check out the special deal for Roy Hay’s recently released book about indigenous footballers and their involvement in the development of footy as we know it today.

Almanac Cricket: 2016 Mullagh-Wills Oration

John Holmes was one of the guests at the recent Mullagh-Wills Oration at the MCG. He reflects on what was an excellent event.

Almanac Cricket (Tom Wills Society): Clay Pipes or Half Pipes?

Phil Dimitriadis explains why Bood from Croxton Cricket Club and Tom Wills are more than likely to be kindred spirits.

Almanac History: A Tom Wills doco, two articles and some news on the gravesite restoration.

See the Tom Wills doco now – it’s 45 minutes well worth spending. Read a couple of articles about the doco. And see where the gravesite restoration is up to.

Almanac Documentaries: Tom Wills (Aug 7,10,13)

Greg de Moore’s biography of Tom Wills has been made into a documentary. It is being shown this coming week on Aug 7, 10 and 13. Here’s a sneak preview.

Tom Wills Country or how the legend has taken over

With the ongoing discussion/debate on Tom Wills and the footy origins, Roy Hay has presented an important survey into the practice of history and the methods of historians. [A worthy read – Ed]

Anastasios (Tom) Dimitriadis and the Tom Wills grave restoration project

What has Tom Dimitriadis got to do with the Tom Wills grave restoration project? Thanks to all of those who have made a contribution already. [This is the text of last Friday’s Almanac e-newsletter]

Tom Wills: books, plays, references in works of history, art work

What do we know of Tom Wills? Here are a few books and other works where he is depicted. Please add others.

New Tom Wills doco

Have a look at the trailer for the new Tom Wills video documentary. [Worth a look – Ed]