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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

June, 2011

ORL crackdown

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2011

A Rugby League player has been banned from the game for two years and a spectator for 12 months after an incident-laced match between Wilcannia and Menindee two weeks ago.

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Mines to pay more

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2011

 

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Second title proves go-karter no fluke

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2011

 By Kurtis Eichler

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Morgan Street clinic approved

Originally published: Thursday, 30th June, 2011

City Council last night voted to allow a health clinic to be established in a residential street.

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MP braves hostile crowd

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

Local MP John Williams yesterday faced an angry crowd of public servants who rallied outside his office to oppose the public sector wage freeze. 

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Rivalry renewed

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

The 2011 netball competition will end in a fitting finale tonight when the city’s best teams renew their rivalry in the A-Grade grand final.

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Pool tribute for Bill O’Neil

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

An area inside the Broken Hill Aquatic Centre might be named in honour of former councillor and trade union leader, the late Bill O’Neil.

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$160,000 ‘fraud’ hits motel hard

Originally published: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011

 The owners of the Hilltop Motor Inn say they are shocked by the alleged theft of more than $160,000 from the business by a former employee.

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Rally a “stunt”: MP

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

 Local MP John Williams has dismissed as union “posturing” a planned rally outside his office today to protest against the public sector wage freeze.

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Price rises but so does the quality

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

For just the second time since mid-2005 the cover price of the Barrier Daily Truth is to increase.

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Dylan’s dash for cash

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

One local student has done his bit for his school by raising $1600 for sports gear.

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‘Banner’ run just not enough

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

She came, she conquered and for a short period she was on top of the world - but Margaret Bannerman’s successful 4000-kilometre multi-trek to and from Broken Hill didn’t have the fairytale ending she craved.

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Lewis’ ban adds to Hawks’ woes

Originally published: Tuesday, 28th June, 2011

 MELBOURNE - Injury-depleted Hawthorn’s chances of upsetting Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday have taken another hit with midfielder Jordan Lewis facing suspension for head-butting.

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Teachers put heat on government

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2011

Schools across NSW have turned off their heaters and used blankets to highlight the Government’s “lack of action” on unflued gas heaters in classrooms.

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Work law protest rally

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2011

 By Andrew Robertson

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Revved-up Robins in thrilling win

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2011

After a lean trot dating back to April, the Robins have returned to the winner’s enclosure with a thrilling 14-point victory over South at Alma Oval.

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Bulldogs run riot

Originally published: Monday, 27th June, 2011

North celebrated their seventh win for the season with a thumping 112-point win over the Magpies on Saturday at the Jubilee Oval.

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Drunken fights keep cops busy

Originally published: Sunday, 26th June, 2011

 Charges were expected to be laid following a series of drunken fights early yesterday morning including one which left a 17-year-old girl injured.

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C’mon down

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2011

The richest prize in Broken Hill greyhound racing will be up for grabs at the Newmarket Raceway this afternoon and a couple of home-grown dogs will be out to thwart the high-quality pack of interstate raiders.

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Show with star students

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2011

About 40 students from the Silver City Dance Academy attended the Mildura Eisteddfod and took out a swag of awards.

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Move our way

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2011

A move to entice Sydney families to country NSW with an incentive payment of $7,000 has been well-received by civic leaders.

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Local doctor jailed

Originally published: Saturday, 25th June, 2011

A former Broken Hill doctor who indecently assaulted boys decades ago under the guise of needing semen samples has been jailed for at least 18 months.

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Top dog worth every dollar

Originally published: Friday, 24th June, 2011

The four-year-old had a nice temperament and was a “good, steady working dog”, according to his new owner.

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Wide-eyed Eagle

Originally published: Friday, 24th June, 2011

The club was jam packed with legitimate superstars such as Cousins, Chris Judd, Glen Jakovich, and current champion Dean Cox and had missed the finals only twice in the previous 13 years.

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Rebate headache

Originally published: Friday, 24th June, 2011

What started as an attempt to find out who was still eligible for the pensioner rate rebate has created a headache for the pensioners, City Council and Centrelink alike.

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City kids head out bush

Originally published: Friday, 24th June, 2011

A new cultural exchange between a Sydney school and the Menindee school has been an eye-opening experience for all involved.

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Passengers breathing easier

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

Passengers brea-thed a sigh of relief yesterday morning when Regional Express resumed their flights.

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Healthy habits

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

Junior football players will face a change to their eating habits this weekend.

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Stroke survivor wants to help

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

A local stroke survivor wants to start a new support group for fellow stroke victims.

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Company ‘told to answer union claim ’

Originally published: Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

 

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Jane’s angels grow wings

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011

The full-time position, the first of its kind in Australia, will be funded by the McGrath Foundation.

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Straight shooter

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011

The talented big man has always had the capacity to take control of a game, but this was the first time he’d made such an imposing impact on the scoreboard.

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Concerns for missing man

Originally published: Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011

Darryl Robert Scott, 62, was last seen by his wife about 6.30pm on Monday when he drove off from the family home.

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Health Jobs deal

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st June, 2011

A long-running review of job classifications at the hospital appears almost over, with unions and the health department reaching agreement yesterday.

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Hip-hop in the hill

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st June, 2011

A group of young hip-hop dancers and break dancers who visited the city last year, are here again.

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Families back bronzing

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st June, 2011

A campaign to have bronze statues erected in honour of some of Broken Hill's luminaries has won the backing of their families.

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Lizards pipped in the Mount

Originally published: Tuesday, 21st June, 2011

The local AFL masters team tasted victory and defeat all in the same day in Mt Gambier during their recent trip.

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Petition gives city a voice

Originally published: Monday, 20th June, 2011

After three weeks of pounding the pavement hunting for signatures, aged care petition organisers Poppy Garner and Eve Misan are calling it quits.The dedicated mother and daughter team secured over 9,000 signatures in their quest to bring the city's recent aged care crisis to the attention of politicians.

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Elliot prepares to conquer Kokoda

Originally published: Monday, 20th June, 2011

Local year 12 student Elliot Mallon has been chosen to walk the Kokoda Track later this year.

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Costly night for revellers

Originally published: Monday, 20th June, 2011

Nine receive hefty fines

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Major upset asleaders defeated

Originally published: Monday, 20th June, 2011

A major upset was seen at Bourke Oval in Wilcannia as the league leaders the Menindee Yabbies were defeated by the Wilcannia Boomerangs 26-14.

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Life’s a drag and that’s OK

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2011

Former local Andrew Carthew is finding a whole new audience with his new stage show “Drag”, which is being performed at Adelaide’s Festival Centre.

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Bean ball for Council

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2011

Moving Broken Hill’s tourism hub away from the Visitor Information Centre’s present location has been branded as foolish by leading New South Wales tourism industry expert and television identity Mike Whitney.

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Feathers will fly

Originally published: Saturday, 18th June, 2011

Having the week off, players and coaches will be freshened up for the long haul towards September - and now the serious stuff starts.

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Power-saving help on offer

Originally published: Friday, 17th June, 2011

Locals are being encouraged to be as frugal as possible to help cut the cost of their rising power bills.

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Tragic loss

Originally published: Friday, 17th June, 2011

A former local woman was seriously injured in a car crash that claimed the life of her three young children and husband in South Australia's southeast on Wednesday afternoon.

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Wanton damage puts league in a spot

Originally published: Friday, 17th June, 2011

The Broken Hill Football League has condemned a "senseless" vandalism attack at the Jubilee Oval including the new electronic scoreboard.

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Junior stars claim title

Originally published: Friday, 17th June, 2011

Broken Hill junior football has received a boost with an Under 13 combined side winning the Sunraysia Junior Football Association's interleague carnival on the weekend.

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Price rises hit hard

Originally published: Thursday, 16th June, 2011

Around 10 per cent of the city's residents sought financial help to pay their bills in the last year.

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"Bit of fun" takes Rhianna centre stage

Originally published: Thursday, 16th June, 2011

The search to find a local to compete in the national karaoke competition is over.

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SES crew heads north to help flooded town

Originally published: Thursday, 16th June, 2011

Five local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are expected to arrive in Kempsey this morning to help fix the damage caused by storms and floods.

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Goats v Joeys the one to watch

Originally published: Thursday, 16th June, 2011

Soccer resumes after the June long weekend and Alma will be looking to close the gap on St Josephs in Men's A grade.

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6,000 and counting

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th June, 2011

The people of Broken Hill have thrown their support behind the fight for improved aged care and health services with thousands signing a petition.

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Work on schedule for summer fun

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th June, 2011

The steel frames for the new buildings which will make up the city's refurbished Regional Aquatic Centre have been erected.

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Robins, Roos to rule roost

Originally published: Wednesday, 15th June, 2011

Round nine of the Under 18 football competition will be played tonight under the bright lights of the Jubilee Oval.

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Room to grow

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th June, 2011

Tenders invited for USDRH upgrade

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College girls enjoying outback experience

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th June, 2011

Broken Hill is again playing host to a group of students from Sydney's Methodist Ladies College and the experience is proving sentimental for 14-year-old Anjali Sekaram.

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McGregor's meteoric rise

Originally published: Tuesday, 14th June, 2011

Today the BDT continues our trip down memory lane looking at some of the finest footballers who ever played in Broken Hill. Already in this series we have profiled former North BH player Dave Low, Robins' great Colin Casey and South star Peter Meuret. Now we turn the spotlight on the brilliant Bruce McGregor. 

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Buckle up and stay alert

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2011

Last year more than 14 per cent of the people killed in motor vehicle accidents in NSW had not been wearing seatbelts, according to police.

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Juniors on the road to the future

Originally published: Saturday, 11th June, 2011

Around 70 local children will compete in the annual three-grade interleague competition between Barrier, Sunraysia and Riverina at Red Cliffs on Sunday.

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Wings of an angel

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2011

Local girl and first-time flyer, Chanell Semmens, was taken to Adelaide this week with the help of Angel Flight.

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Wait and see

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2011

“Compelling argument” for sealing remaining sections of highway

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Politicians tour film studio

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2011

Members of the Nationals' Parliamentary team left Broken Hill yesterday but not before visiting some of the city's facilities and attractions including the new BH Film Studio.

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Football truly is the world game

Originally published: Friday, 10th June, 2011

With no local soccer this weekend it is a good time to reflect on the growing popularity of the round ball game both in Broken Hill and Australia.

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Bird's eye view

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2011

Locals this weekend can, if they're game enough, get a bird's eye view of the city and help the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the same time.

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Action plan

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2011

Civic leaders unite to push aged care change 

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Vegetation blamed for fish deaths

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2011

The large amount of rotting vegetation and other organic matter being washed down the Darling River is now believed to have been the cause of the deaths of thousands of fish at Menindee. 

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League's best to collide

Originally published: Thursday, 9th June, 2011

Bragging rights are again up for grabs with the annual River versus City Rugby League clash being played under lights at the Jubilee Oval on Saturday night.

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Driver's lucky escape

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2011

A man has sustained minor injuries after rolling his car on Menindee road last night.

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Aged care funding find

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2011

Far West Local Health District Chairman, Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown, said he has made an encouraging discovery regarding the Government's allocation of funded aged care beds in the region.

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Solar backdown welcomed

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2011

by Andrew Robertson

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Rueben rouses Robins

Originally published: Wednesday, 8th June, 2011

In a major boost to its re-building phase the West Football Club has come to terms with exciting new star Rueben Hayden and he has committed to completing what has so far been an exciting 2011 season.

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Closer to home

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th June, 2011

Empty building could house frail aged residents

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Morning tea honours Maree

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th June, 2011

Alma Public School has held a Big Morning Tea in honour of one of their teachers who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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Cup crisis point

Originally published: Tuesday, 7th June, 2011

The short-term future of the Silver City Race Club has reached crisis point with a last-ditch attempt to salvage the scheduled October 22 race meeting planned for tonight.

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Truck crash blocks road

Originally published: Monday, 6th June, 2011

The Silver City Highway was blocked to traffic after a truck carrying mineral sands material overturned on Friday morning.

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Union responds to wage reforms and tell MP:

Originally published: Monday, 6th June, 2011

'Reject or resign'

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Roos bounce back

Originally published: Monday, 6th June, 2011

The first Saturday in winter served up rain, wind, a biting cold front and a super game of football at the Alma Oval.

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‘Perverted ogre’

Originally published: Sunday, 5th June, 2011

Now grown men, the former patients of John Phillip Rolleston, who until recently ran the Broken Hill Medical Centre, told the NSW District Court yesterday how their lives had descended into alcohol abuse, mental illness and suicide attempts.

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Special moment as Chris joins ‘200 club’

Originally published: Sunday, 5th June, 2011

Billings never referred to himself as a hardman in the interview, yet that description made its way into the headline. He was, perhaps, preceded by his own reputation.

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Call to arms

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2011

Volunteers needed to garner hospital support

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Young ladies ready for debutante

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2011

Six young ladies will take to the stage at the South Football Club's Debutante Ball tomorow night.

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Easy to test for common cancer

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2011

A booth will be set up in the hospital foyer today to give out information about bowel cancer.

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City to welcome legend

Originally published: Friday, 3rd June, 2011

Aussie Rules legend Kevin Sheedy is coming to Broken Hill next month as part of a promotional visit with his new club, Greater Western Sydney.

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$7 million dilemma

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd June, 2011

AMA won't support clinic if it competes with established GPs

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Rack 'em up

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd June, 2011

by Craig Brealey

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Stephen can cop the bush

Originally published: Thursday, 2nd June, 2011

One of the city's new junior constables said he was happy he came to Broken Hill.

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Stuck in limbo

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2011

As politicians and health officials begin fighting for long-term solutions to the city's aged care crisis, the future of those stuck in limbo between the hospital and aged care placement remains uncertain.

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Autumn leaves but cold already here

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2011

As if it hasn't been cold enough, now comes winter.

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Council enlightened after "clinic" tour

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2011

City Councillors will be better informed on whether to allow an allied health centre to open in Morgan Street after taking a tour of the premises yesterday.

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Stewie on track for achieving dreams

Originally published: Wednesday, 1st June, 2011

At the start of the football season the BDT launched a series profiling some of Broken Hill football's great exports. Today we turn the spotlight on Stuart Bown who, since starting with the West Football Club, has carved out a fine career in South Australia, including a stint with the Adelaide Crows.

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