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TOPIC: Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium

Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142307

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42....sadly Walker is a Kiwi.....end of.......plenty of worthy WA born n bred footballers besides Kiwi Billy.... plus other WA born sports folk as well.....good try though mate....perhaps NZAFL will induct Billy into their Legends Hall of Fame....

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142312

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If we need a good West Aussie and great player T I is the man.
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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142313

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George Maloney
Graham Moss
Peter Matera

should all be considerred

McKenzie, Lilliee and KJ Hughes because of his captaincy of Australia -- still the only one don't forget.

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142314

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Lillee, Cuthbert, Strickland, Herb Elliott, Cable, Walker, Polly Farmer and Todd for mine...I'd also like to see Bunton Snr but probably doesn't meet the WA criterion which should be that the person spent the bulk of their life in WA....not necessarily born here but certainly raised in WA and considered a WA person.

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142315

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BC: you mean Bunton jr?

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142316

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No mate I meant Senior with his 3 Sandovers but you could probably throw in Junior as well.
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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142322

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Farmer has to be the first, or should be, though it looks like the statue of Nicky Winmar will be first.
Cricket could McKenzie get a berth! A legend of the state.
I think it would be an unpopular decision to make a statue of Margaret Court.Great player .... but

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29=353
S.O.F. The Brute,Michael Apeness
2x25= Seinor and Michael.

Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142329

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Does the supposed kiwi fella William Walker have to hand back his Order of Australia Medal?

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142355

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I guess if the British born scientist Michelle Simmons gets to keep her "Australian" of the year gong BH, then no probs with Waikato boy Billy Walker keeping his Order of Australia gong.....quite ironic to think SDFC best ever footballer is a Kiwi...might pop up to Huntly now and see where Billy was born.....

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Sporting Star Statues - New Stadium 3 months 2 weeks ago #142356

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Two from left field - Shelley Taylor Smith long distance swimming.
Taylor-Smith's first major achievement was breaking the world four-mile record in 1983. Subsequently, she won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim five times, breaking the world record in 1995 for swimming the 48 km distance in five hours, 45 minutes and 25 seconds.[2] She also won the Australian Marathon Swimming Championships three times, and seven consecutive FINA Marathon World Cups. She won a gold medal in the inaugural open water swimming event at the 1991 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, and a bronze at the 1994 Championships in Rome.[3]

Jon Sanders sailing - Jon Sanders was the first man to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, circling the continent twice in 1981 – 1982
The first single-handed sailor to remain continuously at sea twice around the world
First single-handed sailor to round the five southern most Capes twice on one voyage
First single-handed sailor to round the five southern most Capes twice
Longest distance continuously sailed by any yacht: 48,510 miles (78,070 km).
Longest period alone at sea during a continuous voyage: 419 days: 22 hours: 10 minutes
1986 Sanders set out again from Fremantle, and this time completed three solo non-stop circumnavigations aboard his 47-foot (14 m) yacht Parry Endeavour, rounding Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago just north of the Equator each time to ensure that his course covered both hemispheres.
1970 First solo circumnavigation trip east to west mostly sailing through tropics.
1981-82 Double nonstop solo circumnavigation west to east via Southern Ocean.
Triple non-stop solo circumnavigation: 25 May 1986 left Fremantle headed east.
29 January 1987 Rendezvous off Fremantle to mark first circumnavigation.
13 March 1988 returned from 657 days 21 hours and 18 minutes at sea, completing three non-stop solo circumnavigations.

The Guinness World Book of Records cites this as "the longest distance sailed non-stop by any vessel". (71,023 nautical miles)[6]
A road in Osborne Park, Western Australia bears his name in honour of his sailing accomplishments.


Taylor Smith has a ferry named after her

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