Solving decades old murders in dustbowl district by Richard Jones

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A look at The Dry (MA)

Even though he’s now in his early 50s Eric Bana remains one of Australia’s leading male actors. In this gripping murder-mystery he’s a Federal cop returning to his little hometown district where it hasn’t rained for 324 days.

Aaron Falk (Bana) is back home after 20 years away to pay his respects at an old mate’s funeral. In the town’s accepted folklore Luke (Martin Dingle Wall) committed suicide after murdering his wife and small son. Continue reading

Book awards rich in history by Vin Maskell

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Country footy writer Paul Daffey showed magnanimity in the face of dashed hopes and grace in the face of disappointment when his book The Totem Poles of Ouyen United, Travels in Country Footy missed out on winning the 2020 History Publication Award that is part of the Victorian Community History Awards. The awards were announced late October. Continue reading

Flashback: Eaglehawk’s Team of Century by Richard Jones

eaglehawkeFifteen years back in the mid-Noughties Eaglehawk Football and Netball Club’s footy Team of the Century was announced. At an All Seasons Resort gala function in August 2005, attended by 550 people, the Two Blues’ greatest players of the preceding 125 years (1880 to 2005) were named. Footballing greats in David Parkin, the late Bobby Davis and Mike Brady of Up There Cazaly fame were the Hawks’ special guests. Continue reading