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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'My dad woke me early to go down town and buy streamers. It was 1989 and our team was in the grand final for the second year running. I was eight. The year before we’d been in the grand final against the Bulldogs and had been beaten 24-12. It was a hard loss for a seven year old. This year we were in the grand final against the Raiders. I didn’t think we could lose, since in our house the Raiders were made fun of for looking like Milo tins. This was my mum’s contribution to the footy, deciding what pantry items the teams’ jerseys most looked like. We were a traditional household in this way. ...'

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  • Appears in:
    y Griffith Review Our Sporting Life no. 53 July 2016 9885565 2016 periodical issue 2016
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  • 1989
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