Ins and outs winners and losers by Les Everett


A lovely day at Bassendean Oval. Photos by Les Everett

WAFL round 11

I popped over to my favourite ground on Saturday to see Swan Districts take on West Perth. At quarter time Swans coach Adam Pickering was interviewed on the sidelines. Poor decisions and shonky skills were the problem for his team he said. The trend continued and the Falcons won by 46 points. Continue reading

Lady sings the blues and battles drugs problem by Richard Jones

The United States vs Billie Holiday (MA 15+)

BillieGreat 20th century female jazz and blues singers often formed strong bonds with violent and controlling men. Billie Holiday, one of the greatest of them all, was no exception. She’s bullied, hurt and financially ripped off by a succession of husbands, managers and lovers. But Billie has a largely supportive male entourage who tour with her on the road from the small town, smoky bars to larger jazz clubs. Continue reading

Selling milk-based products to the masses in 1820 by Richard Jones

A look at First Cow (PG)cow

These days everything we need can be bought at specialist downtown shops and supermarkets. We also can have food and beverages delivered after ordering on-line so it takes time to remember how different things were back in the 19th century. In those far distant times a simple beverage such as milk wasn’t available in bush or outback locations. Continue reading