WELCOME TO SPORT & HISTORY

My name is Ross Smith and I live in Launceston, Tasmania.
Whilst sport history is the main focus, some local history also features.


FOOTBALL (updated: 11 March 2014)

The Australian Football page includes reference to:
The Champion of the Colony award never existed.

Proof that the Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1859, not 1858.

What was wrong with Geelong's special 150th anniversary guernsey when originally issued.


CRICKET (updated: 31st August 2008)

[most recent update: Test Match over-the-boundary hits]
Over-the-boundary hits (including 6s) in Tests and national competitions. No sixes hit in World XI matches have been added to my Test lists. Plus a detailed look at the disputed career figures for WG Grace.

Note: there is no information about 20/20 matches on this site.


HISTORY NOTES (updated: 11th Nov 2007)

Notes about Launceston history, including evidence which proves the
J Boag & Son company was founded in 1883, not 1881 and certainly not 1853.

After all, the "Son" in the company name wasn't born until 1854!!


OTHER SPORT

A page looking at horse racing, tennis and shinty, and other sports which will be added as I get the chance.


Grandfather of Australian Federation

Look here for notes on a special history book about Rev John West, a major figure in 19th Century Colonial Australia, and someone who arguably deserves to be known as the "Grandfather of Australian Federation"

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