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FOOTBALL

DSCF7869 I don’t know what football is on this weekend. I am no footie afficionado. The Horse out front knows about as much as I do, so I should think.

I was trying to locate the ‘fixtures’ for the nellibell in bellingen and urunga WURMS sites on Facebook but seems to me there is nothing on this weekend. I am hoping a Fan will post a more accurate observation.

It being a blue skied sunny and warm Sunday, I have the washing on the line and the HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS out to see what happened with Footie of all codes round this area prior to 1955. That’s when the Historic newspapers cease.

1909.

BACK IN 1909, the case of SNOWY BAKER was being discussed.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15055152

The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 4 May 1909.

THE AMATEUR STATUS.

BELLINGEN, Monday.

The case of "Snowy" Baker is being generally discussed amongst footballers. They believe that if the federation’s view is upheld it will ruin country football, as nearly all country clubs contain members who compete for money prizes at sports meetings.

1910

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15152475

The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 13 April 1910,

BELLINGEN, Tuesday.

Mr. E. S. Suters, late school teacher on South Arm, who is going on a farm at Hastings River, was entertained by parents and friends at South Arm and presented with a pair of gold sleeve links prior to his departure. He was also presented, on behalf of the football and cricket clubs, with an inscribed gold medal. He was also entertained by the local lodge of Good Templars, of which he has held office since its origin.

Miss F. A. Moore, of Sydney, has been appointed to the Bellingen Public School as teacher of art-work.

1924

. FERNMOUNT TEAM DON’T GET ON WITH REFEREE POOLE.

Now what’s the story behind that one. I like these snippets. Just behind them, lurk mysteries.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16136566

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Wednesday 4 June 1924

FOOTIE FERNMOUNTThe Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 4 June 1924

1928

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16484922

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Wednesday 8 August 1928, page 15

unionv leagueThe Sydney Morning Herald  Wednesday 8 August 1928, page 15

1939.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17606759

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 14 August 1939

footie riotThe Sydney Morning Herald Monday 14 August 1939

MATTERS OTHER THAN THE FOOTBALL.

A snippet from a young girl in Bellingen in 1936.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23383912

JUNIOR READERS’ LETTER-BOX Did This Happen On Your Birthday? May 17.

The Queenslander (Brisbane,… Thursday 21 May 1936

And from HEATHER DONNELLY aged 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23589616

The Queenslander (Brisbane,… Thursday 22 July 1937,

“As you may have noticed I have changed my address since last I wrote. You see. I had the offer of this trip, and as I was born in Bellingen, and had lived in  the surrounding districts all my life. I thought it would be a good opportunity to see fresh country. On a clear night you can see the lights of Sydney in the distance from one point in Lawson.The stations up here are much nicer than the stations up the north coast;they have more gardens and are kept much cleaner.”