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122_105 - Unknown Team in South Melbourne Style

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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SLV Accession no. H2008.122/105

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The title ‘South Melbourne’ is mistaken. This is not South Melbourne (VFL). The very un-South-like socks give it away. Possibly Victorian country, or a South Melbourne district team. Players wearing white and black shorts. The oval resembles a cow paddock - no grass. The main building in the background looks like the rear of a grandstand. Possibly a Services team. Note: not the same socks as socks worn by team in South Melbourne-style jumper above (Photo 50 version 6, H.2008. 122/104).

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RAAF Museum has a photo taken at a similar location (By a different photographer), similar buildings and fence. The background building, though the same style, is two stories in one photo and one story in the other.

This lends weight to the idea that this is a RAAF team of some description. See RAAF Photo - by CF Frazer

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