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Link: “Juanita Nielsen's suspected murder brought Arthur King back to Kings Cross after his terrifying ordeal”

Original post found at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-31/juanita-nielsen-murder-came-after-arthur-king-kidnapping/100332232

Great story that really sums up 1970s Sydney, encompassing organised crime, the property development industry, the total corruption of NSW Police, organised civil resistance, the BLF’s green bans, and of course, murder and kidnapping. You could hardly ask for more.

Link: “Is Aussie rules booming at rugby’s expense?”

Original post found at: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/australian-rules-football-is-booming-in-sydney-is-it-happening-at-rugby-s-expense-20210416-p57jtz.html

Blacklock recalled an old story from a friend, whose son - a Swans and Waratahs fan - was turning 10. He contacted both clubs to see if they could send him any memorabilia.

“The Waratahs sent out a couple of posters and a signed footy. The Swans sent out two injured players to his birthday party,” he said.

For today’s photoblogging challenge(external link), the day 6 prompt is sport. Viv and I go for different AFL teams, and nearly every year (until last year, for obvious reasons…) we try to go to the Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers game. This is us at the SCG one freezing night in May 2019.

a white woman in a purple hooded coat and a Sydney Swans scarf, sitting close to an Indian man in a blue hoodie and (just visible) Essendon Bombers scarf, both smiling at the camera
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