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[ GLORY DAYS ]
8. League comes of age
Newcastle belts Great britaiN: JuNe, 1962
In one of Newcastle rugby league’s “coming of age” moments,
Newcastle staged a 23-18 boilover against the Great Britain touring
side in front of 22,750 jubilant fans at No 1 Sportsground in 1962.
The British beat Australia 2-1 in the rugby league Test series
that tour, but could not overcome Newcastle, with the game also
remembered for two Great Britain players being sent off and
a spectator running onto the feld to attack one of the British
With the game almost over, Newcastle’s halfback Neville Hannah
was fattened in a tackle by British prop Jack Wilkinson, who was
eventually sent off. A spectator ran more than 50 metres onto
the feld to attack Wilkinson and, while other Great Britain players
retaliated against the spectator – who turned out to be Hannah’s
jockey-size brother – other onlookers, mostly children and the
Newcastle bench, ran into the melee.
Years later Neville Hannah recalled the incident: “I was knocked
out and they were asking me if I was all right. I sat up, looked at this
bloke getting hit and kicked on the ground and said ‘I think so, but I
mustn’t be . . . that looks like my brother’.”
It wasn’t a bad Newcastle side: Fullback L Johns;
three-quarters R Horne, B Dunlop, K Odgers, D
Adams; halves N Wilkinson, N Hannah; forwards
J Sattler, W Owens, D Schofeld, J Richards, D
Williams, R Heaney; reserves C Ireland, J Daly.
Newcastle’s winning margin could have been
greater as future Australian star, 19-year-old Les
Johns, kicked only four goals from 15 attempts.
Lock John Sattler, future Australian captain and
prop, was also 19 at the time.
9. Never let a
chance go by
Newcastle soNG tops the charts:
“Don’t you ever let a chance go by, O Lord, Don’t
you ever let a chance go by. Yes, up in Newcastle
they have very strange mating habits . . .”. Who can
forget Normie and the words to Bob Hudson’s The
Newcastle Song , which carried the city’s name to
the top of the Australian pop music charts in 1975.
The story of Normie, who goes out with his
mates to pick up women in Hunter St in their hot FJ
Holden and fnds a young lady and her Hells Angel
date outside the Parthenon Milk Bar, topped the
charts for four weeks. It did better in New Zealand
where it was number one for six weeks.
It was the third biggest-selling record for
an Australian artist that year, fnishing behind
Sherbert’s Summer Love and Skyhooks Horror
“All the young men of Newcastle drive down
Hunter St in their hot FJ Holdens with chrome-
plated grease nipples and double-reverse
overhead twin-cam door handles, sitting eight
abreast in the front seat, and they lean out of the
window and say real cool things to the sheilas on
the footpath, like ‘Aah g’day’. And every now and
then, of course, one of the young ladies thinks to
herself . . . Ummmm”.
10. Brush with fame
williaM Dobell’s kNiGhthooD:
The knighthood of William Dobell, born in Cooks
Hill in 1899 as the seventh child of a bricklayer, and
a resident of Wangi Wangi for much of his life, was
recognition of his position
as possibly the nation’s
fnest portrait painter.
Dobell was a three-
time winner of the
Archibald Prize – in 1943,
1948 and 1959 – and
won the Wynne Prize
for his painting Storm
Approaching Wangi in
His 1943 Archibald
win, a portrait of Joshua
Smith, unleashed a
storm of protest when
the conservatives of the
Sydney art world dubbed
it a caricature and
challenged the victory
in court. Although the case was thrown out, the
stress left Dobell seriously ill and he did not paint
for a year.
Dobell was made an Offcer of the Order of
the British Empire (OBE) in 1965 and knighted in
Canberra by the Governor General, Lord Casey,
on September 23, 1966, the day before his 67th
birthday. He said he accepted his knighthood “only
to get quits with the snobs”.
Dobell died in 1970 at Wangi Wangi, with the sole
benefciary of his estate the Sir William Dobell Art
Another Newcastle-born artist, John Olson,
brought fame to the city by winning the Archibald
Prize in 2005, the Wynne Prize in 1969 and 1985,
and the Sulman Prize in 1989.
Great Britain clash, 1962
William Dobell, 1958
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