Broo’s Exit From Mildura Brewery

My smallest shareholding, which is worth less than pocket change, is in Broo Ltd, a craft brewery enterprise. I have been writing about it occasionally in recently months, firstly when there was a stoush between the Founder/Exec Chairman and a recently appointed new director, which was resolved in favour of the new director’s interests, and …

Lisa Wilkinson Provides Conclusive Proof That An Australian Republic Is A Very Bad Idea

We have had some unfortunate incidents at awards shows this past few months. First, we had action hero Will Smith give a slap to not-so-funnyman Chris Rock at the Oscars, just before he picked up the award for best actor. And now, in the past few days, we have had talk show host Lisa Wilkinson, …

Crowd-funding as a way to invest in Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

Ok… the five weeks that Broo Ltd has been in suspension from trading on the ASX has not really taught me much of a lesson about investing in small craft breweries and the like, and I am still keen to try it if the right opportunity comes up. A friend of mine knows the owners …

What happened to all the old-fashioned pubs?

Almost three decades ago, a close friend of mine did a road trip up to Mildura with one principal goal in mind – to visit the Mildura Working Man’s Club and see the longest bar in the world. Well… I was in Mildura last weekend and I did visit the Club, although I was well …

If the Socceroos miss the World Cup I for one will be happy

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/from-kings-of-oceania-to-asian-minnows-behind-the-socceroos-decline-20220606-p5arb9.html Given that I vehemently dislike soccer and consider Australian Rules Football to be a vastly superior sport, I will feel it my patriotic duty to rejoice when the Socceroos fail to make the World Cup. The only smart decision that they could make, which might drum up support here in Australia, is for them …

Mildura Art Gallery Goes Woke

In 1944, wealthy local newspaper owner RF Elliot left his large art collection to the Mildura council, on the provision that they came up with a building to serve as an art gallery to display his collection. I know this because yesterday, having an idle hour after visiting the Sunraysia Cellar Door, I decided to …