1944 Dust storm

September 8 2020

On a December day in 1944, Deniliquin was hit by a dust storm and five photographs were taken as it arrived at the Airport.

The five photographs were not numbered but hopefully we got them in the right order, what we do know is that the storm arrived at 4:30pm.

It is possible that this occurred on December 10 1944 as the Daily Telegraph reported that Deniliquin had a storm on December 10.

Storm is getting coming
Storm in the distance
It’s getting closer
The storm is here, are those trenches in the centre?

As seen in the last photograph the dust storm reached a row of three visible aircraft that you can see in the fifth photo.

The best thing about the photos is that it gives a good look at the RAAF buildings, aircraft and personnel.

We will continue to try find out more about this event.

Sports Talk (6/9/20)

September 5 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 now it is the first week to finals to determine who makes the Grand Final.

Apologies for the delay in reporting as scores were not all posted at once.

Football

Thirds lost 10.5 – 65 to 6.7 – 43
Fourths won 17.11-113 to 1.0 – 6

Netball

Under 17’s won 43 to 34 (vs Blighty)
Under 15’s won 26 to 8 (vs Jerilderie)
Under 13’s won 40 to 3 (vs Blighty)

Rovers report that the Under 17’s lost to Berrigan 58 to 27.

Conclusion

If the websites are correct, the Grand Final next week features the following.

Football
Fourths take on Berrigan

Netball
Under 17’s take on Berrigan (apparently not)
Under 15’s take on Blighty
Under 13’s take on Berrigan

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

Sports Talk (30/8/20)

August 30 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 6 of competition at Jerilderie.

Football

Thirds lost 10.13 – 73 to 8.2 – 50
Fourths won 4.3 – 27 to 2.2 – 14

Netball

Under 17’s lost 58 to 27
Under 15’s won 27 to 12
Under 13’s won 26 to 16

Conclusion

Finals start next week in this short season that we are grateful to have this year.

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

Sports Talk (22/8/20)

August 22 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 in Round 5 of competition at Jerilderie.

Football

Thirds won 6.8 – 44 to 4.6 – 30
Fourths won 12.16 – 88 to 0.1 – 1

Netball

Under 17’s won 52 to 29
Under 15’s won 49 to 7
Under 13’s won 48 to 0

Conclusion

It was a clean sweep on the weekend, if we were the Portland Mavericks back in the 1970’s we would be getting out our brooms and wave them around which would probably now be deemed disrespectful.

There is just one more round to go before the finals.

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

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.