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.


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


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


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, updated March 10 2022

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 then Jubilee Park as there are no ovals or netball courts there and there wouldn’t be any until after the second world war.

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

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.

South School did not exist in 1941, it was empty land back then and chances are if you live around the sides of the school then you may find that your house came into existence well after 1941.

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 (aka Lyceum Hall) which is where the Regent Theatre ended up being built at after a couple of decades at Town Hall.

Regent Theatre of course is now the Baptist Church.

If you went to the library site in 1941, you would of been having a dip as part of the lagoon was there.


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.

Sports Talk (25/7/20)

July 25 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 Blighty in Round 1 of competition.

This year will forever be known as the season that started in July and without any Adults on the court or field.


Thirds won 12.10 – 82 to 2.5 – 17
Fourths won 19.19 – 133 to 2.5 – 17


Under 17’s won 49 to 30
Under 15’s won 31 to 16
Under 13’s won 53 to 2


It was a clean sweep for the Rovers today, the perfect way to start a season no matter how topsy turvy the world is at the moment.

The Rovers had multiple goal kickers in both of their matches which is always good to see.

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

Round 2 – Jerilderie (Home)
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 Shop Status (April 4 2020)

Betta – Open

Reject Shop – Open

Browns Rural Supplies is open for deliveries. Call 5881 2433 to order.

Wired Entertainment – Open, their phone number is (03) 5881 3555
and their email is

J & K Picture Framing – Closed

Combined Ag Machinery – Open

HQV Bargains – Open

Concept Technology – Open

River & Grain – Closed

All Terrain Automotive is open as normal and has only a few booking left before Easter. If you require they can pick up and drop off your vehicle at your home or work. Feel free to call them on 5881 1789.

Deniliquin NRMA Insurance open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (closed Saturday) with limited services. Give Judy, Suzy or Kris a call on 5881 1233 for all your insurance needs.

Fleming Partners- office is closed for visitors and most staff are working from home. Documents can still be dropped off during office hours and office/staff can be contacted via phone/email.

Caltex service stations
East end store 03 5881 9050
Cobb highway 03 5881 2162
North Junction 03 5881 1457
All three are open for fuel and take away coffee,drinks and food.
Call to place your takeaway order.

Deniliquin Florist – Shopfront is close but open via phone order

Deniliquin Travel Centre – Open for normal hours
Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm on Phone & Email only.
03 58817744 and
Now closed Saturdays & Sunday’s.

Deniliquin RSL – Closed but open for Takeaway meals

That Pizza is trading as normal. Order online and payment via eftpos, delivery option is preferred. Check out or call them on 03 5881 8480.

Deniliquin Toyota, Rural Ford and Deniliquin Hyundai Sales, Service and Parts open as normal with trading hours of Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday morning 9am to 12pm. Pop in and see their staff for all your motoring needs.

Purtills Petroleum is business as usual but they encourage all customers to contact them via phone or email where possible on 1300 819 000 or

McDonalds – Open for Takeaway

Subway – Open for Takeaway

Bimbella Beef – Open including Drive Thru

Deniliquin Stadium – Closed

IGA – Open

Coles – Open

Riverina Cellars – Open

White Lion – Open for Takeaway and Delivery
Edward River Hotel – Phone Order
Globe Hotel – Open for Takeaway and Delivery

Coach House Hotel is open for take away and free delivery.
Lunch 12-2pm Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner 6pm -8:30pm Monday to Saturday (looking at opening Sunday’s)
Bottle shop open all meal trading times
Online ordering coming soon until then call 5881 1011

Elders Insurance Deniliquin & Rich River shop-front is closed, however they are operating as normal via phone and email and *Greenslips/CTP’s can be processed over the phone.

Bennetts Painting Service is still trading as usual until further notice.

Bowling Club – Open for Takeaway (Chinese food)

Cafe Bakery 285 – Open for Takeaway

Brontes Gourmet are open for takeaway and you can order from them by calling 03 5881 5794.

Devour – Open for Takeaway
Scoop n Brew – Closed
Red Rose Diner – Open
Black Cat Cafe – Open for Takeaway

Smoko Shak is open 7.30 to 3pm Monday to Friday and offer homestyle meals & full grill/ burger menu. Phone orders can be made on 03 58818678

Nutrien Ag Solutions, Landmark and Rodwells are still trading merchandise and fertilizer with a skeleton staff with Agros and stockies all working in the field and are contactable by mobile.

Josh’s Bakehouse – Open
Deniliquin Bakery – Open

Laughing Chicken – Open for Takeaway and Delivery (Free Delivery)

Infused Restaurant will be open from Friday 3rd April buy one main meal get one free until this is over, Takeaway and home delivery also delivery to trucks
0457 480 042

Deni InfoTech Solutions are still open for all your InfoTech needs.

Big River are a phone call away on 03 58811755, Office Appointments by Prior Appointment and Inspections still available under certain criteria.

Eric Sim Pharmacy – Open (delivery from 4pm Monday to Friday)

McLean Beach Holiday Park – Closed except for permanent residents and essential travelers

Deniliquin Riverside Caravan Park – Closed except for essential travelers

Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic – Open but with new procedures

Deni Tyre Service is Business as usual, call them on 5881 2261.

Party, Pack & Wrap – Delivery service

Roundabout Tyre and Auto are still business as normal.

Deniliquin Newsagency & Bookstore – Open (also offers delivery)

Deniliquin Travel Centre – Phone appointment only (March 24).

Soul Pattinson Chemist – Open (also offers delivery)

Motiv8 Health & Fitness Centre – Closed

Deniliquin Salvation Army – Closed

Brian McCleary & Co Accountants – Open but done remotely or through phone, email, Zoom and Skype

Rotary Club of Deniliquin – Suspended

Deni Theatre Company – Closed

Evolve Fitness + Wellbeing are closed to 24/7 Gym and group fitness classes but Online / Virtual classes are coming soon, follow them on Instagram & Facebook to stay moving & motivated in this tricky time!

Evolution of Deniliquin Schools (2002-18)

We take a look at how the schools have looked between 2002 and 2018.


Below is DNPS from 2002, it has two basketball courts, the building known as ‘The Cage’, Library, two demountable buildings, shelter for assembly, shelter before the oval and the bus stop shelter.


In 2008, The Cage was still standing as seen on Google Street View though one of the Basketball courts were now gone.


DNPS in 2018 is different as there are two new buildings in place, no Cage and no library building.


Below is Deniliquin High School in 2002, there’s a tree in front of the MFR and the Basketball courts are not in great condition.


By 2018, the tree in front of the MFR is gone, there’s shelter in the main quad and in the other quads too, some trees have been removed from the Year 11 section (bottom left).

The Basketball courts are also in better shape as they are easily identifiable compared to 2002.


Deniliquin Christian School

DCS in 2005 was a very small school but it has had a lot of expansion between then and 2018.


DCS has added several new additions from buildings to shelters between 2005 and 2018.


South School

South School had minimal changes between 2005 and 2018


By 2018, South School had a water tank and a gardening area, an improved quad and additional buildings in place.

The school cricket pitches remain in their positions.

South 18

St Michael’s

Not a whole lot of changes have happened between 2005 and 2018 at St Michael’s

St Michael’s is the only school in town that has property on the other side of a street.

St Mic 05

Like all the other schools, additional buildings and shelters have been put in place otherwise the school will be as familiar to people as it was in 2005.

St Mic 18


There has been a couple of changes to Edward between 2005 and 2018

Edward 05

Additional buildings are now in place which is in line with the expansion of all the local schools.


The 21st Century has been good to local students with the array of new buildings or improvements to old ones.