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Cricket match report, poem

Thanks to Ray for the items.

A report from a Sunday cricket match between W. G. Goetz staff and the Goetz Die Shop, undated other than a reference to November. The report includes that “Ernie Pond after being hit for six first ball, realised he had 2/- on the game & so took three quick wickets.” Two Shillings shows that the game was during a pre-decimal currency year (i.e. prior to 14 Feb 1966). Other than that, the year and date of the game remains a mystery!

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Goetz cricket poem, 10 June 1970.
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Canteen, parties and Christmas

Some photos supplied by Ray Pond, whose father Ernie was a Goetz employee. Dates unknown except where noted. If anyone has any info to share, please leave a comment!

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Ernie Pond as Santa. Text on the rear of the photo indicates that the photo was professionally taken:
‘A Candid Photograph by Raymond Mudford, .. Forrest Street Sunshine’.


Altona, 29 November 1981 – possibly a Goetz Christmas party

5 September 1975 – during a Goetz dinner perhaps?


Sporting Teams


Below: The Goetz Die-Shop football team 1962. Click image for larger versionGoetz-Die-Shop-Football-0909-1962

Above: Instructions to the photographer about names for the above Die Shop footy team photo reproductions, hastily scribbled on to a job timecard. Click image for larger view


Below: An undated Goetz cricket team. Click image for larger version



Below: Another Goetz cricket team. Date unknown. Thanks to Ray for the photo.
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Below: A Goetz tennis team. Date unknown. Thanks to Ray for the photo.
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