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Fr Gerard Dowling on SEN (with KB)

Discussion in 'North Melbourne Kangaroos' started by Lidge, Nov 9, 2007.

Put it out there
  1. Lidge

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    Our club's 'historian' and writer of The North Story.

    Tune in, listen and call. Coming on anytime now.

    www.sen.com.au

    (03) 9429 1116

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    interview minutes please...
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    The Padre just nailed it in one line.

    It's not a matter of can we survive here in Melbourne, we simply MUST.
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    And he just said it again, with passion. Good man.
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    :)Great stuff.
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    And he stuck up for North Melbourne not relocating so staunchly, despite all the pro-relocation propaganda spewing from KB's lips.

    Good for you Father Gerard and good on KB for giving him the airtime.
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    Geez it's so weird seeing your name without the bold lettering and no bigfooty mod name.
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    Speaking of Father Dowling I'm in the middle of reading "The North Story" (original book signed by Father Gerard) again. I thought it was an appropriate time to read it again.

    A quote from the book in the Prologue under THE NORTH TRADITION heading :-

    "In two aspects North Melbourne stands second to none. One is the loyalty of its supporters. The other is the determination to carry on, despite its disadvantages. In the face of adversity, which might well have broken the spirit of most men, we find that from the earliest days there were always enthusiasts to fight for North Melbourne - The Australasian, 15 June 1940"
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    It was great listening. KB is unbelievable. Talk about a doomsayer! For every positive fighting comment made by the good Father KB would retort with a "Yeah but....................".

    I am rapt he gave time to Fr GD but bloody hell his poxy "It's too hard to survive in Melbourne" attitude and AFL influenced propaganda is driving me friggin NUTS!!!!!!!!

    Mark Fine..................the KING of sen passion and reason makes KB look like a complete jerk!

    T'toes
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    This should be in the T-Shirt thread.:thumbsu:
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    It's on WANM's letterhead - something outsiders can underestimate at their peril.

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    How old is Father Dowling BTW? Do you see him around the club a lot?

    Fine Historian, really enjoyed the exerts I have read of his in the past. Man i would love that gig.
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    From the book

    "About the Author.

    Father Dowling, born on 30 August 1932, has a vivid recollection of his early years as a young supporter of the club and can remember seeing the North team play in its first ever final series at Princes Park in 1945"

    The North Story book should be available from the NMFC Shop
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    Nah, not in print anymore.

    If somebody could scan every page and host it somewhere i'd be forever grateful:D
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    Not in The Roos shop anymore, I had been looking for it for years, even went to see Santo at Melbourne Sports books and he didnt have any. I found the book in a Salvation army shop in Somerton, still in good nick I couldn't believe it, picked it up for $5.00.

    Why someone would even part with the North Story is bamboozling, Their loss, my gain I guess. :)
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    There will be 24 carat solid gold dumbells in the new gym though, won't there?
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    hmmmmmmmm ok took me 30 minutes to scan, resize & upload.
    How long for the rest of the book?

    This is from The original book. (I hope Father Dowling doesn't mind)

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    Father White Shoe Brigade will have an easier task when he writes the
    "Gold Coast Story".
    Will be quite a short read.

    The Gold Coast Rollers started in 2010.
    Folded in 2015.
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    Check out the different words in the song!
    You learn something new every day ;)
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    Christ, look at the first latin word in that motto!:eek:

    If thats not a bloody omen then I don't know what is!:eek:
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    That looks like the original 1974 edition. They're pretty rare. I have one that I got from the local library when they were getting rid of some of their old books. I also have the later one signed by Gerard Dowling.

    But the book is essential reading for any North supporter.
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    indeed you do. Never knew that one.

    have searched online for the North Story for years with no luck, can't believe the way people have picked these gems up in the manner they have. :eek:

    really wished they reprinted it, make a nice gift for a few family members.
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    cheers for that CR. Would love to chew the fat with him, sounds like an absolute wealth of info.
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    There was a reprinted & updated version recently, I'm surprised there aren't still around. I have 1 of them too :p
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