Picture of the week 6

Balmain Tigers Grand Final win, 1969

A foundation club of NSW Rugby League, the Balmain Tigers played their first match on April 20th 1908 against Western Suburbs at Birchgrove Oval, winning 24 to nil. Remembering their 1969 premiership win against fellow inner-city club South Sydney, Balmain’s Francis Peters-Little says “It was one of the happiest days for Balmain, we went up and down Darling Street and just yelled and yelled and screamed, we felt so proud of our local team, it was just an awesome day”

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Birchgrove Public School

The Class of 69 (& friends) reunite!

FROM Frances Peters-Little: On 22nd March 2008, the Class of 69 hosted a Birchgrove School Reunion at the Town Hall Hotel on the corner of Darling and Mullens Sts, Balmain. Over 20 people and their friends attended, including Neil Perkins, Michael Russell, Denise Hunt and Jimmy Little. Former pupils who attended were Mary Carter, Vicki Bailey, Shauna Willoughby, Debbie O’Shannassy, Leonie Middleton, Karen Arthur, Fiona Willoughby, Anisah Alkamrakhi, William Moss, Rosie Manoursaridis, Kim Fitzgerald, and Linda Stanford, Frances Little, Bernice Ross, Les Dinham, Ross Gilding, Kerry Palmer, Debbie McPharlan, Steven Delaney and Michael Halasz. Nevertheless a great night was had by all.