Tuesday 15 March 2016

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Australian myopia and the origins of football

Published as ‘Evidence the key to our game’s origins’, The Age, Saturday 31 May 2008, Insight, p. 9. Perhaps we might make a little more sense out of the arguments which have been going on about Aboriginal influences on the …

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Footy celebrations and origin myths

Published as 'PC Footbrawl', Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 17 May 2008, p. 37. Here in Australia we have one of best games of football on the planet. That’s not just

The real cost of Australian sport

Published as 'Untold story of sports rorts', Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday, 14 May 2008, p. 23. Have you ever wondered how much our national obsession with sport costs us? As

Baffled by strange errors

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday, 20 March 2008, p. 19. I was in my favourite local computer store the other day picking up some new software and discussing the glitches and

Tough Treaty

Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 4 March 2008, p. 13. As Australians embark on coming to terms with some of the episodes in their past, including what happens after an apology

Chickens coming home to roost

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 24 January 2008, p. 19. As the United States home loan debacle continues to bring low major American financial houses and the Australian stock market sheds

Preying on the poor

Published as 'Death, taxes and insurers', Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 12 January 2008, p. 33. Winding up my mother-in-law’s small estate after her death has been a salutary experience for

Some traditions shortlived

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 5 January 2008, p. 31. The turn of the year is a time to take stock. But why? What is it about certain dates or events

Overdoing it

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 15 December 2007, p. 39. We sometimes get a very distorted view of Australia’s place in the world from our media. Reading the accounts of the

Christmas reading

Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 4 December 2007, p. 13. It is the season of publishers’ catalogues, booksellers promotions, book launches and serendipitous strolls around the bookshops of Geelong and Melbourne

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