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I like to write about the Melbourne Tigers, NASCAR, AUSCAR, Music and Star Trek.

Sports Talk (17/8/20)

August 17 2020

Due to the virus, Rovers Seniors and Reserves teams in Football and Rovers A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and C Reserves are unable to play in competition this year.

But kids are able to and so the Rovers taken on Blighty in Round 4 of competition at Memorial Park.

Football

Thirds won 15.14 – 104 to 4.4 – 28
Fourths won 8.6 – 54 to 1.0 – 6

Netball

Under 17’s won 60 to 40
Under 15’s won 27 to 18
Under 13’s won 50 to 4

Conclusion

It was a clean sweep on the weekend, if we were the Portland Mavericks we would be getting out our brooms and wave them around.

Here is how the rest of the season is going to look for the Rovers sides in this four team competition.

Round 5 – Jerilderie (Away)
Round 6 – Berrigan (Away)

We’ll be back on Saturday with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Sports Talk (13/8/20)

August 13 2020

Due to the virus, Rovers Seniors and Reserves teams in Football and Rovers A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and C Reserves are unable to play in competition this year.

But kids are able to and so the Rovers taken on Berrigan in Round 3 of competition.

Football

Thirds lost 7.8 – 50 to 4.3 – 27
Fourths won 14.6 – 90 to 1.0 – 6

Netball

Under 17’s lost 42 to 32
Under 15’s won 30 to 11
Under 13’s won 30 to 9

Conclusion

It was a mixed bag of results but overall it was 3-2 in favor of the Rovers.

Here is how the season is going to look for the Rovers sides in this four team competition.

Round 4 – Blighty  (Home)
Round 5 – Jerilderie (Away)
Round 6 – Berrigan (Away)
Round 7 – Blighty (Away)
Round 8 – Jerilderie (Away)
Round 9 – Berrigan (Home)

We’ll be back on Saturday with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Long live the King

August 3 2020

The King of Local History is dead, Long live the King.

Mr. Rhook, the founder of Deniliquin History in Photos passed away recently and it is sad as he has done so much.

Deniliquin History in Photos is a great Facebook page, it is true that we have the Historical Society but DHiP was different, it covered different subjects and was updated frequently.

When we created Deniliquin Quiz II and he tested it for us, it was such a thrill that he didn’t get every question right because it meant that we done great and it was thanks to his work that allowed us to find bits to put down as questions.

We would swap information on topics from movies shown at the Regent to Hotel History, his information helped us write the 10,000 word piece much easier and more detailed.

He was saddened by the demolition of iconic Deniliquin building, the loss of the railway,  the loss of the Peacocks, the deterioration of the Federal Hotel until recent fixes.

He was fired up about the ERC Customer Service Centre and thought it was a waste of money and Deniliquin had plenty of buildings the ERC could of used instead (like the Conargo Shire Chambers).

He covered the local flooding a couple of years ago more detailed than anyone else, you knew what was happening all the time.

He was a big supporter of the Moonacullah vs. Cummeragunga football game in 2017 and helped us learn about the two sides that played and won premierships in the 1930’s as well as learn about the places themselves.

Sadly there was two tasks that we didn’t get to complete, one was trying to figure out how connected the shop cellars are in Cressy and End Street, did certain locals hop from cellar to cellar in order to get a drink during prohibited hours?

The second was the mystery of the Exchange Hotel as in the cellar something caught his eye and tried to figure out.

Exchange

Was this a possible exit that led to places like the Community Centre (then RSL Club) and the Royal Hotel?

The story of the two hotels being connected despite being across the road from each other has been around a long time.

Brick

We may never know if anything was actually behind that wall but it was fun working with him on the tunnel/cellar story.

Just this week we brought a set of postcards and were looking forward to the comment ‘unreal’ whenever something interesting was seen or figured out.

Nobody will do better than Mr. Rhook, the Historical Society can try, others can try but nobody will have the same level of interest or dedication to local history as he did.

Sports Talk (2/8/20)

August 2 2020

Due to the virus, Rovers Seniors and Reserves teams in Football and Rovers A Grade, B Grade, C Grade and C Reserves are unable to play in competition this year.

But kids are able to and so the Rovers taken on Jerilderie at home in Round 2 of competition.

Football

Thirds won 9.9 – 63 to 7.6 – 48
Fourths won 15.14 – 104 to 0.2 – 2

Netball

Under 17’s won 48 to 37
Under 15’s won 44 to 9
Under 13’s won 50 to 2

Conclusion

It was a clean sweep for the Rovers today, their second consecutive sweep.

Here is how the season is going to look for the Rovers sides in this four team competition.

Round 3 – Berrigan (Home)
Round 4 – Blighty  (Home)
Round 5 – Jerilderie (Away)
Round 6 – Berrigan (Away)

We’ll be back next week with a new edition of Sports Talk.

Deniliquin from the Air – 1941

July 27 2020

The Deniliquin & District Historical Society has posted an image from 1941 of the town from the air.


There was no Hardinge St Oval in 1941 and if the Rovers existed back then they wouldn’t of had played at Jubilee Park in 1941 as there are no ovals or netball courts there.

The rail service was still going strong in 1941 and you can see the goods platform etc there, now all that remains is what the Historical Society has in its collection.

Deniliquin High did not exist until 1954 and in its place is where Football was played in town, can you imagine watching Deniliquin Football Club (now Deniliquin Rams) playing in the middle of the week?

South School did not exist in 1941, it’s location appears to be empty on the 1941 image and chances are if you live around the sides of the school, your house doesn’t exist yet.

Tattersall’s Hotel is visible on the 1941 map along with its still standing stables and so is the Royal Hotel as well as the School of Arts building and the Lyceum Theatre which is where the Regent Theatre ended up after a couple of decades at Town Hall.

Regent Theatre of course is now the Baptist Church.

2018

Deniliquin sure has changed in the last seventy-nine years and it will continue to do so though there will always be an element of familiarity in the town as many of the streets are still the same like the curve in Crispe Street and the bend that links Cressy Street and End Street.