Yesterday’s Papers Today: the Adelaide Test 1932-33

Third Test, Adelaide, January 13-19 1933: England 341 and 412, Australia 222 and 193. England won by 338 runs.

One of the most infamous Test matches in the history of contests between Australia and England began on Friday the Thirteenth of January 1933. The timeless Test ended the following Thursday in a decisive England victory and the unfolding of an international incident. Continue reading “Yesterday’s Papers Today: the Adelaide Test 1932-33”

Yesterday’s papers today: Broadcasting the Ashes 1928 1932

Broadcasting the Ashes of 1928-29 and 1932-33 – some clippings from the newspapers of the time as preserved by Trove, the glorious digital archive hosted by the National Library of Australia:

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A hundred years of Bradman

August 27, 2008 – a day of celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Donald George Bradman. And they celebrated at his birthplace, Cootamundra, the hometown of his youth, Bowral, and in a black tie dinner at the business end of Sydney. Has any other sportsperson, in any sport, anywhere in the world, been celebrated quite so much as The Don? Continue reading “A hundred years of Bradman”

Bring back the Don’s cap, and onya the Black Caps

The streak is over. Australia’s run of twenty-one successive one-day wins has been cut down by the West Indies in Trinidad this morning. Which is a good moment to spare a thought for the New Zealand cricket team. Continue reading “Bring back the Don’s cap, and onya the Black Caps”

Don Bradman 87 Not Out – A Television Review

When I heard that “A Current Affair”‘s Gold Logie winning anchorperson Ray Martin had obtained the rights to an exclusive interview with Sir Donald Bradman – the last interview he intends to give – I recoiled with horror. “Toupee Ray” – the former king of daytime television – the frontman of night-time tabloid journalism – the man who gave us such showbiz interview extravaganzas as “Top Blokes And Good Sorts” – allowed to share the same airspace as the man considered by most the Greatest Living Australian? Continue reading “Don Bradman 87 Not Out – A Television Review”