Did you hear Maureen Spargo talking about her memories of women playing competition football on the NW Coast? One of the callers talked about Richmond and Colebrook women playing at around the same time - we would love to know more... Please contact Melinda Reed on 0408 554 934 if you have more local information.Think women's footy is a new thing? Not in Tassie!
Here's the International Cannery women's footy team from Ulverstone in 1942. They played the curtain raiser for the local men's grand final.
Thanks to Ange Wilson for the photo. Her nan Peg Postlethwaite was a proud player in this team.
We'd love to see your photos of our women players - add them in the comments. ...
I wonder if they cover the historic property I used to own with my ex. The property's name is Horsecroft, it being located at Pawleena off Pearces Rd. It was built by Captain William Henry Glover for his family in 1826. We bought the property in 2007 and from Max and Joan Pearce. Max had lived there for 80 years. We spent 8 years restoring it and sold it in 2015. In restoring it, I researched and documented as much of the history as I could uncover. I provided a copy of this to the new owners. It's history with photos are also documented in a blog about historical properties around the state. It would be nice to think it would be included by the Sorell Historical society. Horsecroft is permanently listed in the Tasmanian Heritage Register as well as having being nominated for inclusion in the National Estate register. It's special.
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A wonderful opening yesterday. Artists' talk 2pm today.Ten Days On the Island with Mary Scott textile artist & Penny Malone textile artist. Find out who Jane Elizabeth Wylde was at Oak Lodge, Richmond, Tasmania. tendays.org.au/event/jane-elizabeth. 18th March -18th April 2017 ...
Wylde found herself at the centre of a socio-political scandal that outraged much of the British Empire. Ten years later she had moved to Oak Lodge in Richmond, Tasmania as Mrs James Richard Booth, and disappeared from historical records.