122_235 - Probably Country Team in Melbourne Style

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

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SLV Accession no. H2008.122/235

Team: Unknown
Location: Unknown



An elusive image. Cannot identify the grandstand. Have considered all VFA and VFL grounds and drawn a blank. Not Ballarat either. Possibly Bendigo. Initially I would have considered this to be a Melbourne Football Club (VFL) team - given the jumper shading - but now think it more likely to be a country team. Rochester? Nineteen players, therefore pre-1946. Plus an entourage of at least fifteen other persons in the group, several of whom could be well-heeled rural toffs. Only a modest crowd of spectators. White shorts. Emulsion damage on right-hand side obscures several persons but not players. Circa late-thirties/early-forties.

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Grandstand sign reads “Football Committees Only” – note the plural. Maybe a carnival, maybe sandhurst

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