People have sent many pictures to this blog and the Facebook page that add to our understanding and appreciation of the Maher Cup years. Photos have also been gathered from various local history Facebook sites. Below are 12 of my favourites.
2Barmedman, the Maher Cup, Jesus, Rusty Gorham. The Gorhams came to Barmedman from Boorowa before WW2. Russell enlisted in the AIF, returning to farm wheat and sheep on “Clear View”. In 1949, aged 24 he married Merle Quinlan, sister of his football mate Col Quinlan. A big man with safe hands Rusty was good enough to represent Group 9 and Riverina. At 44 he was still playing along side his sons Dennis and Frank in the Barmedman team. He also become an administrator, coach and club patron. Photo courtesy of Maureen Gorham.
3Broadcasting on a cold Tumut day in 1965. The callers are John Ringwood and Bill Dennis. Grenfell reserve Wally Gam is trying to keep warm behind. Source: Tumut RSL Club collection. Story: http://mahercup.com.au/blog/2015/09/08/snow/
4Greek-run cafes were in every Maher Cup Country town and village and provide fond memories of our social life as teenagers. This is the Kovellis family at their Allies Cafe, Grenfell. Source: Trish Forde on the You Know You’re From Grenfell Facebook site. Story: http://mahercup.com.au/blog/2014/09/30/greeks-in-our-lives/
6Blokes celebrating at a Tumut wedding in the early 1950s. Billy Rivers, Ken Stubbs, Geoff Williamson, Andy Kell, Pop Peel, Mick Rivers, Gary McGrath, Ross Kell, Les Kell. Source: Steve and Lesley Kell on Tumutians Facebook site.
7The tough and unmistakable Ron ‘Dookie’ Crowe leading out on to a typically dry West Wyalong field. A fearsome place to play. Sorry misplaced the source of this one. Story: http://mahercup.com.au/blog/2015/06/19/ron-crowe/
10Gnarled warriors Fred De Belin and Nevyl Hand. International footballers who moved to Maher Cup Country in the 1940s, raised their families in our small towns and contributed to the community for the rest of their lives. Source: https://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2221017/farewelling-a-legend/ Stories: http://mahercup.com.au/blog/2015/06/18/fred-de-belin/ and http://mahercup.com.au/blog/2014/04/14/nevyl-hand/
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