ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Sunday 30 September 2012

AFL 2012 Grand Final, and Grand Final 2009 in Broken Hill

Yesterday was that “one day in September” and okay, so it wasn’t Hawthorn’s day ;-(  That’s annoying.  Anyway, congratulations Sydney Swans on winning the 2012 AFL Grand Final yesterday.  The final score was Sydney 14.7.91 defeated Hawthorn 11.15.81.

Me with a sculpture at the
Living Desert Sculpture Park
It’s all over for another year.

I’m pictured here at the Living Desert Sculpture Park on a trip this time three years ago when I was visiting briefly with some friends who’d not been to Broken Hill before.  We watched some of the game at the Demo Club (Barrier Social Democratic Club) after arriving from Mildura at about 1.30pm on Grand Final Day 2009.  Hawthorn (my team obviously) wasn’t a contender that time, that was the year Geelong defeated St Kilda.  Hawthorn’s last win was in 2008 when they defeated Geelong.

My friend Peter (left) playing with
Monkey Box at the Muso Club
My friends stayed less than 24 hours, they were on a very tight schedule.  They really enjoyed themselves.  We went to the Muso Club (Broken Hill Musician's Club) that night and one of my friends is a guitarist and the band playing that night Monkey Box let him play a couple of numbers with them which was a buzz for him, and of course made our stay more memorable!

Cheers, Jane D

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