Nathan Lyon

Once again 2021 was a Covid affected year when it came to functions and events. This lead to the Eastern Cricket Association once again asking to produce their Annual Presentation Night.

This year Kookaburra were kind enough to reach out to Australian test spinner Nathan Lyon who shared plenty of insight into the Australian team and gave plenty of tips of for junior cricketers.

Watch the interview above.

Marnus Labuschagne

With Covid-19 causing all sorts of issues with planning events the Eastern Cricket Association asked us to reproduce their Annual Presentation Night into an online video format.

The presentation was filled with video interviews of players, coaches, and umpires all reflecting on the season just passed, while announcing the award winners.

However, thanks to Kookaburra Sport we were lucky enough to have the chance to chat to Marnus Labuschagne who was generous enough to talk us through his experience in the ashes, chat about local cricket and his perspective on the game.

Watch the interview above for a fun insight into the game.

Talking to Joan

This week we extracted a snippet from an interview we did last year when we were talking with Joan Cooper.

Joan is the mum of a good mate. When I mentioned to him why we were motivated to establish Precious Stories he was instantly interested. His family had felt they should record something with their 90+ something mum while they could, but just had never got around to it.

Joan is a delightful person – a very sharp wit and an amazing recall of her childhood growing up in Richmond (Victoria). At the end of the interview, it felt like a complete validation of setting up this little business.

There are so many stories to be told and Joan’s is an amazing one – how now gentrified Richmond used to be anything but. Dare I say the almost poverty housing they existed and grew up in.

When Joan started talking about the infamous Squizzy Taylor, I just about fell off my chair. Wow, what an amazing recollection.

Talking to Dora

This week we chatted with Dora. Dora is the inspirational careers advisor at Marcellin who literally generations of men owe a great debt. Just to be perfectly clear, I was not one of her students, but my sons and their mates certainly were. But I have known Dora forever as she has been at the College as long as I have been around with the alumni groups. Mike did a great job shooting, lighting and editing our interview with Dora (this is what it is all about btw) – I was just rapt to be asking the questions. Here is a snippet that Mike prepared (less than a minute to fit into Instagram) complete with captions.