Brocklesby, New South Wales

Summary

Brocklesby /ˈbrɒkəlzbi/ is a town in the Riverina region of south west New South Wales, Australia. The town is in the Greater Hume Shire Council local government area, 45 kilometres (28 mi) north-west of the regional centre of Albury. In the 2006 census Brocklesby had a population of 238.[1]

Brocklesby
New South Wales
BrocklesbySchoolOfArtsHall.JPG
Brocklesby School of Arts, 1907
Brocklesby is located in New South Wales
Brocklesby
Brocklesby
Coordinates35°48′S 146°41′E / 35.800°S 146.683°E / -35.800; 146.683Coordinates: 35°48′S 146°41′E / 35.800°S 146.683°E / -35.800; 146.683
Population183 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2642
Elevation250 m (820 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Greater Hume Shire
CountyHume
State electorate(s)Albury
Federal division(s)Farrer

Brocklesby, although having only a very small population prides itself on having an active community, including a long-standing pigeon club. (The pigeon shed was taken down in 2011.)[citation needed] Town buildings include the public hall, a recreation reserve, local primary school and pre-school, and since 2000, a public hotel which is owned by the Greater Hume Shire Council and operating under a community licence.

Historical significanceEdit

Brocklesby village was once a main railway centre used for the transportation of grain. Nowadays the grain silos and railway tracks are all that remain and grain is transported by road truck. The area is now characterised by sheep, cattle and grain farmland.

Tom Roberts painted his celebrated masterpiece Shearing the Rams at "Brocklesby" Station at nearby Corowa.[3]

Brocklesby Post Office opened on 29 April 1893.[4] The new Brocklesby Shop replaced the first shop and opened in mid-2010 and is now closed.


Avro Anson plane crashEdit

The area is also known for a historical emergency landing of two twin-engine Avro Anson training planes which collided overhead and became entangled with one plane sitting on top of the other. The three crew members of the lower plane parachuted to safety whilst Leading Aircraftsman Leonard Fuller, the pilot of the top plane undertook a daring and heroic flight of 8 kilometres before belly landing the two planes single-handed in a paddock approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) from the town.[5]

Sports and RecreationEdit

Brocklesby Football Netball Club

The Brocklesby Football Club appears to of had their preliminary meeting in May, 1907[6] and from there, played a number of friendly games against other local towns up until they played in the Western Division of the Culcairn & District Football Association in 1910 and 1911[7] against Balldale, Walbundrie and Walla.[8]

Brocklesby's golden era was certainly in the 1920's, when the club played in nine consecutive grand finals between 1923 and 1931, but only won two premierships during this successful period in 1924 and 1928.

In 1939, Brocklesby kicked 34.24 - 228 against Cookardinia, with "Shady" James kicking 19 goals to eclipse the previous best of 14 goals by Vin Smith.[9]

Brocklesby had a famous grand final victory over Henty to win the 1939 Albury & District Football League premiership after Wally Crooks kicked a goal after the siren, from a free kick to win by two points, under captain / coach, Jim Steigenberger.[10] Henty then lodged an appeal to the Albury & DFL, which was defeated then appealed to the Murray District Football Council,[11] which was then upheld,[12] awarding the premiership to Henty. Brocklesby then appealed that decision to the Victorian Country Football League, which was up held, allowing Brocklesby to finally be declared the 1939 premiers.[13]

Brocklesby FNC have played in the following football competitions -

VFL / AFL Players

The following VFL / AFL footballers played with Brocklesby FC.

Brocklesby Cricket Club went through the 1913/14 season undefeated and won the premiership.[36]

Brocklesby CC currently play in the Cricket Albury Wodonga Hume Under 13's competition.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Brocklesby (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived 24 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
  3. ^ Tom Roberts & Brocklesby link
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 25 March 2021
  5. ^ Avro Anson plane crash including images
  6. ^ "1907 - Brocklesby". The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW). 4 May 1907. p. 6. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  7. ^ "1910 - Football". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW). 3 May 1910. p. 10. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  8. ^ "1910 - Balldale". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 3 June 1910. p. 5. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  9. ^ "1939 - Albury District League". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 17 July 1939. p. 4. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  10. ^ "1939 - Henty wins, then loses!". The Henty Observer and Culcairn Shire Register (NSW). 22 September 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  11. ^ "1939 - Grounds for protest". The Henty Observer and Culcairn Shire Register (NSW). 22 September 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  12. ^ "1939 - Premiership to Henty". The Henty Observer and Culcairn Shire Register (NSW). 6 October 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  13. ^ "1939 - BROCKLESBY'S PENNANT". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 9 October 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  14. ^ "1920 - Football". The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW). 25 May 1920. p. 4. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  15. ^ "1922 - Hume Football Association". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW). 3 June 1922. p. 7. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  16. ^ "1923 - Hume Football Association". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 29 May 1923. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  17. ^ "1923 - Balldale". The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW). 14 September 1923. p. 47. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ "1924 - Football: Brocklesby Premiers". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 16 September 1916. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  19. ^ "1928 - Football: Premiership won by Brocklesby". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 24 August 1924. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  20. ^ "1928 - VICTORY CELEBRATION". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 7 September 1928. p. 3. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  21. ^ "1925 - Riverina Line Association: Holbrook Premiers". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW). 14 September 1925. p. 4. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  22. ^ "1926 - Holbrook". The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW). 3 September 1926. p. 43. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  23. ^ "1927 - Football". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 9 September 1927. p. 4. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  24. ^ "1929 - Holbrook's last minute win". The Corowa Free Press (NSW). 20 September 1929. p. 5. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  25. ^ "1930 - Corowa & DFA - Grand Final match review". Trove Newspapers. The Corowa Free Press. 19 August 1930. p. 3. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  26. ^ "1931 - Albury Football League Formed". The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW). 18 April 1930. p. 30. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  27. ^ "1931 - Football". The Corowa Free Press. 8 May 1931. p. 6. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  28. ^ "1931 - Premiership to Holbrook". The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW). 2 October 1931. p. 38. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  29. ^ "1939 - Brocklesby win Mackie Pennant". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 18 September 1939. p. 2. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  30. ^ "1939 - Kicked vital goal". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 19 September 1939. p. 5. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  31. ^ "1939 - Football: Henty Protests". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 19 September 1939. p. 5. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  32. ^ "1939 - ALBURY DISTRICT LEAGUE: Premiership to Brocklesby". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 22 September 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  33. ^ "1939 - A. & D. LEAGUE PREMIERS". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 29 September 1939. p. 7. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  34. ^ "1939 - Amazing Football Premiership". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 3 October 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  35. ^ "1949 - Walbundrie Hume League Premiers". Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW). 12 September 1949. p. 10. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  36. ^ "1911 - Brocklesby". The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW). 12 May 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Brocklesby FC History
  • A History of the Brocklesby FNC. By David Koschitzke
  • 1938 - Brocklesby Female Basketball Club team photo
  • 1928 - Riverina Football Association Premiers: Brocklesby FC team photo
  • 1938 - Brocklesby FC Presentation Night photo
  • 1939 - Albury & DFL semi final team: Brocklesby FC team photo
  • 1939 - Albury & District Football League Premiers: Brocklesby FC team photo
  • 1939 - Brocklesby Cricket Club team photo
  • 1940 - Brocklesby FC coach, G Bedggood photo

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