Sports Talk (17/6/17)

June 17 2017

The Rams were away against Tongala whilst the Rovers played away against Blighty.

Results as usual are split into the categories Rams Football Results, Rovers Football Results, Rams Netball Results and Rovers Netball Results followed by our conclusion where we tally up the wins to see if the Rams and the Rovers win the day overall.

Rams Football Results (vs. Tongala)

Seniors won 11.11 – 77 to 7.8 – 50
Reserves lost 18.13 – 121 to 1.3 – 9
U/17’s won 12.12 – 84 to 2.0 – 12
U/14’s won 9.8 – 62 to 1.0 – 6

Rovers Football Results (vs. Blighty)

Seniors lost 19.11 – 125 to 10.7 – 67
Reserves won 7.10 – 52 to 6.6 – 42
U/17’s won 17.15 – 117 to 3.2 – 20
U/14’s won 21.11 – 137 to 0.1 – 1

Rams Netball Results (vs. Tongala)

A Grade lost 49 to 37
B Grade lost 43 to 32
C Grade lost 48 to 31
C Reserve won 42 to 28
U/17’s won 28 to 19
U/15’s lost 34 to 31
U/13’s lost 38 to 8
U/12’s lost 38 to 24

Rovers Netball Results (vs. Blighty)

A Grade lost 56 to 51
B Grade won 42 to 41
C Grade won 58 to 33
C Reserve won 40 to 31
U/17’s won 26 to 13
U/15’s lost 17 to 14
U/13’s lost 27 to 25

Conclusion

The Rams Football sides had a good day with three wins out of the four matches.

The Rams Netball sides had a tough day after losing six and winning two.

The Rovers Football sides won the day with three wins out of the four matches.

The Rovers Netball sides won the day with four wins out of the seven matches.

We’ll be back next Thursday with a roundup on how all the Rams and Rovers sides are going leading up to Round 11.

Hunting down the Lyceum Theatre

Since finding out about the Lyceum Theatre, we couldn’t stop thinking about it and so we started looking for any detail we could find.

Trove had lots of scanned articles mentioning the Lyceum mostly news about the Regent being established at Town Hall in 1937 and a couple of ads promoting movies and even a story of a dance held by the Basketball Association in 1928 presenting a shield called the Allison Shield to the winning Roman Catholic team.

The Lyceum Theatre was reportedly established in 1910 but there are two pictures dated 1905 with a sign saying Lyceum Pictures and reports that the building was previously named Temperance Hall pre-1910.

It was not uncommon to read Lyceum Pictures in one publication, Lyceum Theatre in another and Lyceum Hall in yet another.

From what we’ve read on the report and what we’ve seen on Trove, The Lyceum Theatre was a place with the lot with Dances, Movies and Skating all taking place on a weekly basis there was even one instance of Boxing and Wrestling.

The Lyceum can be seen in this late 1930’s picture at Deniliquin History in Photos, for locals it is in the same spot as the Regent but for general readers who don’t know where the Regent is, its the building right behind the tree just a little off centre.

A past owner of the Lyceum was Lewis Frank Probert who at one stage owned the Lyceum, Globe Hotel and Globe Café all in one go until the late 1930’s.

So after finding out all of the above, We put in ‘Lyceum Theatre Deniliquin’ in Google to learn its ultimate fate and the third result was Ennor Engineering and in their history they tell the story of buying the Lyceum Theatre in 1953 and instead of demolishing it, they dismantled it and moved it north to 133 Davidson Street.

Ennor Engineering’s history detailed report has given us great details for example the building was auctioned in June 1953 and was rebuilt by Hardman Bros. in December that year, the report also has the dimensions of the Lyceum (’40 x ‘110) and reported that the frame was made of Oregon which we believe is also known as Douglas fir.

The report goes on to discuss the changes to the building from the shortening of the columns (building height) to having a new brick frontage and changing windows plus more but it is the best report on the Lyceum and we are grateful that Ennor Engineering kept great records.

We want to thank Deniliquin History in Photos for inspiring us to find out more about local history, they have probably given us a very expensive hobby but it sure is a lot of fun.

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Sports Talk (15/6/17)

June 15 2017

The Rams are away against Tongala whilst the Rovers are hosting Blighty in Round 10 action this weekend.

Below is how all the Rams and Rovers sides are travelling after 9 rounds according to all the online ladders.

Rams Football Season Results So Far

Seniors have 2 wins and 7 losses (9th on the ladder)
Reserves have 0 wins, 8 losses and a forfeit (12th on the ladder)
U/17’s have 7 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)
U/14’s have 6 wins and 3 losses (3rd on the ladder)

Rovers Football Season Results So Far

Seniors have 3 wins and 5 losses (6th on the ladder)
Reserves have 5 wins and 3 losses (3rd on the ladder)
U/17’s have 5 wins and 3 losses (3rd on the ladder)
U/14’s have 6 wins and 2 losses (3rd on the ladder)

Rams Netball Season Results So Far

A Grade have 6 wins and 3 losses (5th on the ladder)
B Grade have 7 wins, 1 loss and a draw (3rd on the ladder)
C Grade have 4 wins, 4 losses and a draw (8th on the ladder)
C Reserve have 6 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)
U/17’s have 4 wins and 4 losses (6th on the ladder)
U/15’s have 8 wins and 1 loss (2nd on the ladder)
U/13’s have 6 wins and 3 losses (5th on the ladder)
U/12’s have 7 wins and 1 loss (3rd on the ladder)

Rovers Netball Season So Far

A Grade have 7 wins and 1 loss (2nd on the ladder)
B Grade have 6 wins, 1 loss and a draw (2nd on the ladder)
C Grade have 4 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws (2nd on the ladder)
C Reserve have 5 wins and 1 loss (2nd on the ladder)
U/17’s have 2 wins and 5 losses (6th on the ladder)
U/15’s have 5 wins and 2 losses (3rd on the ladder)
U/13’s have 4 wins and 4 losses (4th on the ladder)

Conclusion

The Rams are currently expected to enjoy mostly sunny conditions in Tongala with the weather currently projected to reach 15 Degrees with winds up to 10km/h.

The Rovers are currently expected to be playing in Sunny conditions with a projected 15 Degree forecast with winds up to 13km/h.

Poll Time (14/6/17)

We have four new poll questions covering a range of topics, we apologise for the delay in polling as coming up with questions was harder than expected.

Our four questions are the following;

1. Does Deniliquin need an EB Games like store?
2. Have we lost too much of our local history?
3. Are you happy with the Ute Muster’s music bill?
4. What is your favourite decade of music?

We ask the question of an EB Games store as many local gamers are going to Echuca to get the latest games and local supplies are dwindling, we have said EB Games like store because somebody might create their own unique store and we’ve added an option to tell local businesses to bulk up their stock of games.

After watching what Deniliquin History in Photos has shown the people over the last year, we’ve become aware that so much history has gone from Deniliquin and much of what has been lost was rarely documented and we’re wondering if people agree.

The music bill for the Ute Muster was recently announced, some are happy with it, some are not happy with it, some will pay attention to other things at the Muster and some just shrug because they don’t go to the Muster so it doesn’t bother them.

The last question asks what is your favourite decade of music, is it the 1950’s where Rock n Roll music came alive, the 1960’s that had so much, the 1970’s where music tastes changed often, the 1980’s that gets rated better by the year, the good old 1990’s that swung from rock to grunge to pop, the pop covered decade that was the 2000’s or this current decade or perhaps you love them all.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for new poll questions, we’ll be back with new questions on June 28.

The Coronation Medals

In 1937, The then British Empire had a new King, King George VI.

As part of the celebrations, 1000 medals were distributed at Deniliquin as you can see in the newspaper clip from the Deniliquin Independent (former Deniliquin newspaper).

The Independent also reported that Mayor J.E McFaull also received a medal along with mayors from nearby shires.

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Recently a medal became available on eBay and is now back in local hands and it is from either one of the two events.

The medal is smaller than a twenty cent piece making it seemingly too small for a mayor yet it would seem too small for a kid.

It is entirely possible the kids medals were made specifically for the Deniliquin area making this one of them.

If anyone has the exact same medal, please let us know.

Regardless of where it is a mayor medal or children’s medal, It is still a great look at history especially when in that newspaper link you can see details of the movies that were playing at both the Regent Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre (click on highlighted link).

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Sports Talk (10/6/17)

June 10 2017

The Rams hosted Echuca United whilst the Rovers were away against Picola United.

Results as usual are split into the categories Rams Football Results, Rovers Football Results, Rams Netball Results and Rovers Netball Results followed by our conclusion where we tally up the wins to see if the Rams and the Rovers win the day overall.

Rams Football Results (vs. Echuca United)

Seniors lost 10.14 – 74 to 6.7 – 43
Reserves lost 29.14 – 188 to 0.1 – 1
U/17’s won 5.3 – 33 to 4.7 – 31
U/14’s lost 5.4 – 34 to 4.9 – 33

Rovers Football Results (vs. Picola United)

Seniors lost 10.17 – 77 to 7.3 – 45
Reserves lost 10.8 – 68 to 2.1 – 13
U/17’s lost 7.10 – 52 to 7.4 – 46
U/14’s won 12.12 – 84 to 3.1 – 19

Rams Netball Results (vs. Echuca United)

A Grade lost 51 to 30
B Grade won 39 to 33
C Grade tied 40 all
C Reserve lost 39 to 30
U/17’s lost 32 to 22
U/15’s lost 36 to 28
U/13’s lost 46 to 18
U/12’s lost 25 to 18

Rovers Netball Results (vs. Picola United)

A Grade won 52 to 34
B Grade won 50 to 44
C Grade lost 54 to 37
C Reserve won 45 to 19
U/17’s lost 34 to 26
U/15’s lost 29 to 15
U/13’s lost 23 to 12

Conclusion

The Rams Football sides were beaten on the day three games to one.

The Rams Netball sides had a tough day after losing six, winning one and drawing another.

The Rovers Football sides were beaten overall three games to one.

The Rovers Netball sides were beaten overall four games to three.

We’ll be back next Thursday with a roundup on how all the Rams and Rovers sides are going leading up to Round 10.

Muster Artists unveiled

News of who will be playing at the Ute Muster has been spreading around the country this past week.

Music favourites (in no particular order) like The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, James Blundell, Sara Stoner are currently on the bill plus many more artists as can be seen in the poster below.

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Already there has been concerns that the performers are pretty much the same as past years and several believe prices are too high leading to the usual arguments about pricing, community support and other things.

Organisers did say in their announcement post they have heard the requests for the muster to get back to its roots and people will be partying on the plains like it is 1999 but we will have to see on September 29 and 30 what the final outcome will be, hopefully for everyone it is wins all round.

Sports Talk (8/6/17)

June 8 2017

The Rams are hosting Echuca United whilst the Rovers are away to play Picola United.

Below is how all the Rams and Rovers sides are travelling after 8 rounds according to all the online ladders.

Rams Football Season Results So Far

Seniors have 2 wins and 6 losses (9th on the ladder)
Reserves have 0 wins, 7 losses and a forfeit (11th on the ladder)
U/17’s have 6 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)
U/14’s have 6 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)

Rovers Football Season Results So Far

Seniors have 3 wins and 4 losses (6th on the ladder)
Reserves have 5 wins and 2 losses (3rd on the ladder)
U/17’s have 5 wins and 2 losses (3rd on the ladder)
U/14’s have 5 wins and 2 losses (3rd on the ladder)

Rams Netball Season Results So Far

A Grade have 6 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)
B Grade have 7 wins and a draw (1st on the ladder)
C Grade have 4 wins and 4 losses (7th on the ladder)
C Reserve have 6 wins and 1 loss (3rd on the ladder)
U/17’s have 4 wins and 3 losses (4th on the ladder)
U/15’s have 8 wins and 0 losses (1st on the ladder)
U/13’s have 6 wins and 2 losses (4th on the ladder)
U/12’s have 7 wins and 0 losses (2nd on the ladder)

Rovers Netball Season So Far

A Grade have 6 wins and 1 loss (2nd on the ladder)
B Grade have 5 wins, 1 loss and a draw (2nd on the ladder)
C Grade have 4 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws (2nd on the ladder)
C Reserve have 4 wins and 1 loss (2nd on the ladder)
U/17’s have 2 wins and 4 losses (6th on the ladder)
U/15’s have 5 wins and 1 loss (3rd on the ladder)
U/13’s have 4 wins and 3 losses (4th on the ladder)

Conclusion

The Rams are currently expected to enjoy Sunny conditions with the weather currently projected to reach 17 Degrees and a moderate chance of Frost with winds of up to 8km/h.

The Rovers are currently expected to be playing in Sunny conditions with a projected 16 Degree forecast with winds expected to be around 16km/h late in the Seniors match.

We’ll be back on Saturday night with all the results

Railway Map

June 5 2017

We have found a 1973 Victorian Railways map showing various stations in the network at a time it was considered at its peak.

The marked distance between Deniliquin station and Spencer Street (now known as Southern Cross) is 306 kilometres.

Between Deniliquin and Echuca were the stations of Mathoura, Moira and Moama.

The line between Echuca and Deniliquin was split off between Moama and Moira and created a line that went all the way up to Balranald with stops in places like Caldwell and Wakool.

There is also a line to a place called Warragoon but it is not the Warragoon near Deniliquin, this Warragoon is 83km east of that place.

Deniliquin lost its rail service in January 1979 whilst Balranald lost their service in 1975 and many services in country Victoria were shut down by the mid 1990’s with some services brought back in recent times.

EDIT: Information on Warragoon line added, scanned map expanded to include Warragoon.

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New deal from Deniliquin Florist

June 4 2017

Deniliquin Florist has announced a new deal for their customers.

Any orders placed for flowers to be sent to loved ones and friends at Orana and Navorina will not be charged delivery fees whilst the recipient of the flowers will also be receiving Cadbury chocolates for free.

This deal will no doubt be popular as flowers do brighten up a day and so does the eating of any amount of chocolate.

Deniliquin Florist is currently doing well as their Facebook page is approaching 1000 likes and we hope that they will reach the milestone in the not too distant future.

To get news on all the latest deals and more, please visit their Facebook page (link at top of story) or drop in at 214 Cressy Street between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturday’s (closed on Sunday).