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Best of Monash Trivia
by Marc Fiddian
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Best of Monash Trivia by Marc Fiddian
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Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: BookPOD (2020)
ISBN: 978-0-6483502-5-5
Trim size: 210 x 148 mm


THERE was a terrific air of excitement at the corner of Dandenong and Warrigal roads, Oakleigh, early on the afternoon of Saturday, November 24, 1956. This writer’s family was on its way to McKinnon where our grandmother lived and in Dandenong Rd crowds had gathered to watch competition in the Olympic Games 50-kilometre walk. Finding a suitable vantage point would not have been easy, but who gets to watch an Olympic event gratis? The walk was won by a New Zealand competitor, Norman Read, in a time of four hours, 30 minutes, 42.8 seconds. It was a warm day for late spring, with a maximum temperature of 87.9 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Celsius).
     On a much cooler day, July 1, 1961, and devoid of crowds, this writer travelled by train to Glen Waverley for the first time to attend a Victorian Football Association match between the new club Waverley and Camberwell. To my surprise Railway Pde South, as it was then called, was deserted when I walked out of the station. My surprise was such that while chatting with Camberwell rover Bob Gibson before the game I said I had half expected to see the local sheriff strolling along the street because it reminded me of a deserted Wild West town. From memory Gibson did not comment but seemingly found the remark amusing by smiling.

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