Almanac Life: Private Clement Reginald May

A beautiful and solemn reflection by Greg A on his grandmother’s brother Clem, who did not make it home from World War 2.

Tokyo Summer Olympics – will history repeat?

This piece was published originally in March 2020, with the Olympics to be cancelled. We’re now on the precipice of the Games finally taking place, albeit behind closed doors. Glen! gave us the background on the Tokyo Olympics and previous cancellations of the Games, as significant now as then.

Almanac Life (and Poetry): A Desert Poet – Jack Dodds

With Remembrance Day approaching, Nicole Kelly shares some poetry and diary extracts written by her great-grandfather Jack Dodds while he was on active duty at Tobruk during the Second World War.

The anxious look of a ruckman – the true story of ‘Bub’ Smith

For Anzac Day, Michael Sexton brings us the story of Stan ‘Bub’ Smith – West Torrens footballer, soldier, club administrator. ‘Smith had every reason to be sour on life and football, but he acted against the darkness and embraced the light the game could provide.’

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: April 25th 2018

Phil Dimitriadis is moved to poetry by the significance of the moment and the Pies’ performance at the MCG on Anzac Day. The afternoon has prompted much contemplation.