Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Diamond Valley Sportsmen Win Medals at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982
As we settle into the Commonwealth Games, this #ThrowbackThursday we reflect back to the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games. Local athletes were represented and they were acknowledged by Diamond Valley Shire President Peter Cleeland, here presenting engraved silver letter openers created by Eltham silversmith Michael Wilson. Medal winners from left are Remo Sansonetti, Greensborough, silver medal for the 100 k time trial for cycling. Noel Ryan, Bundoora, gold medal for centre fire pistol teams event and a silver medal fire pistol individual event. Michael Cowen, Diamond Creek, silver medal in the archery event which extended over several days.