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1929 Australasian Team Photo Series

Commerical Work

For Public access, the State Library of Victoria holds the Australasian Newspaper on Microfilm. I was lucky enough to access the original newspapers to make copies of the football images available via this website.

The newspapers are bound into volumes and access is via request to a special reading room.
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The Newspaper appeared weekly. There were a number of coloured pages on the outside with regular newspaper print inside.
The Australiasian 20-Apr-1929 Cover
The Australiasian 20-Apr-1929 Cover
Australasian 1929 - Norm Beckton - Flying Higher- History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1994 - Michael Maplestone 1994 - Photographer Unknown
Australasian 1929 - Norm Beckton - Flying Higher- History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1994 - Michael Maplestone 1994 - Photographer Unknown
The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 Cover
The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 Cover
The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 Full Page Crispies Advert
The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 Full Page Crispies Advert


When I first saw the originals, I did not realise how large the images actually were, they take up a full newspaper page and are quite impressive in real life. The pictures are numbered and appeared each week starting in early May. Because the volumes have been bound, it is difficult to get a flat image without creases.



The Boyles Connection

Two articles on the website combine to discuss the Boyles connection. The first article identifies team photos in the Weekly Times (1928-29) and Australasian (1929) as the source of stock images for numerous sets of football cards. The second, focuses on Charles Boyles relationship to the source team photos. See:

1. Team Photos in the Weekly Times and Australasian 1928-29 - The link to Football Cards and the Football Record
2. The Earliest Boyles Football Photos

VFL


No1 - Richmond

The Australiasian 04-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 04-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Back Row - Jack Fincher, Ralph Empey, Jack Titus, Percy Bentley, Bert Foster, Tom O'Halloran, Bill Benton, Maurie Sheahan, Joe Murdoch, Allan Oakley
Front Row Stan Judkins, Jack McCormack, Harry Weidner, Carl Watson, Cyril Lilburne (Captain), Basil McCormack, Ron Lunn, Les Gallagher

Round: 1 Venue: Victoria Park Date: Sat, 27-Apr-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/041419290427.html
Collingwood 15 2 (92)
Richmond 11 9 (75)

No2 - South Melbourne

The Australiasian 11-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 11-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Back Row :Harry Clarke, Joe Poulter, Les Bolman, Max Scott, Eric Poole, Ron Hillis, Jack Richardson, Joe Scanlan, Austin Robertson, Ted Johnson
Front Row;Len Thomas, Jack Twyford, Cecil Pettiona, Danny Wheelahan, Jack Petchell (Capt) Charlie Stanbridge ( VC) Peter Reville, Hugh McLaughlin

Round: 2 Venue: Lake Oval Date: Sat, 04-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/151619290504.html
South Melbourne 12 17 (89)
St Kilda 9 9 (63)

The Photo is very similar to another from the Weekly newspaper 'Table Talk'
Table Talk 9-May-1929 p14 - South Melbourne v St Kilda
Table Talk 9-May-1929 p14 - South Melbourne v St Kilda


No3 - St Kilda

The Australiasian 18-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 18-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 2 Venue: Lake Oval Date: Sat, 04-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/151619290504.html
South Melbourne 12 17 (89)
St Kilda 9 9 (63)

Table Talk 9-May-1929 p14 - St Kilda v South Melbourne
Table Talk 9-May-1929 p14 - St Kilda v South Melbourne


No4 - Melbourne

The Australiasian 25-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 25-May-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 3 Venue: M.C.G. Date: Sat, 11-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/061119290511.html
Melbourne 15 17 (107)
Fitzroy 12 4 (76)

Table Talk 416-May-1929 p12 Melbourne Team
Table Talk 416-May-1929 p12 Melbourne Team

No5 - Collingwood

The Australiasian 1-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 1-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 1 Venue: Victoria Park Date: Sat, 27-Apr-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/041419290427.html
Collingwood 15 2 (92)
Richmond 11 9 (75)

No6 - Geelong

The Australiasian 8-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 8-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 5 Venue: Princes Park Date: Sat, 25-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/030919290525.html
Carlton 10 13 (73)
Geelong 8 7. 55)

No7 - Carlton

The Australiasian 15-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 15-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 5 Venue: Princes Park Date: Sat, 25-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/030919290525.html
Carlton 10 13 (73)
Geelong 8 7. 55)

The original Photo for this image is in the SLV Boyles Collection. See 122_026 - Carlton Senior Team 1929. The original image contains the background that has been removed in this version.

No8 - Hawthorn

The Australiasian 22-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 22-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 4 Venue: Glenferrie Oval Date: Sat, 18-May-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/051019290518.html
Hawthorn 10 10 (70)
Essendon 10 15 (75)

No9 - Essendon

The Australiasian 29-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 29-Jun-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Match Unclear. According to the AFL tables website, there were no matches where these 18 played together. Possibly Round 8, as it was an away game, close to the publication date and 16 of the 18 players in the photo are listed as playing the match at AFL tables. 16 or 18 is the highest match for any game of the season.

No10 - Fitzroy

The Australiasian 6-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 6-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 7 Venue: Windy Hill Date: Sat, 15-Jun-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/050619290615.html
Essendon 18 25 (133)
Fitzroy 12 8 (80)

No11 - Footscray

The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 13-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 9 Venue: Victoria Park Date: Sat, 29-Jun-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/040719290629.html
Collingwood 20 19 (139)
Footscray 14 10 (94)

No12 - North Melbourne

The Australiasian 20-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 20-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Round: 10 Venue: Arden St Date: Sat, 06-Jul-1929
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1929/101219290706.html
North Melbourne 8 6 (54)
Hawthorn 8 18 (66)


VFA

Considering the VFL photos are usually taken within a month of the photo appearing in the paper, the same pattern is likely for the VFA photos.

No13 - Oakleigh

The Australiasian 27-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 27-Jul-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


No14 - Port Melbourne

The Australiasian 3-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 3-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


No15 - Brunswick

The Australiasian 10-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 10-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


No16 - Northcote

The Australiasian 17-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 17-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


No17 - Yarraville

The Australiasian 24-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Australiasian 24-Aug-1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection



A Missing photo

A photo in the same style, and taken on the same day as another of the photos is Fitzroy Senior Team 1929 (FBLHS S29). This other photo is probably by the same photographer and it is interesting that it was not included in the series.

Reproduced with permission from the collection of the Fitzroy-Brisbane Lions Historical Society
Reproduced with permission from the collection of the Fitzroy-Brisbane Lions Historical Society


Table Talk 416-May-1929 p12 Fitzroy Team
Table Talk 416-May-1929 p12 Fitzroy Team



1929 VFL Grand Final Pictures

The Team photos do not feature the grandstands in the background and the Richmond Team photo has two rows of players rather than three. These styles are not consistant with Chanrles Boyles photos.

Australasian 5-Oc-t1929 p8 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Australasian 5-Oc-t1929 p8 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Collingwood Team - Australasian 1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Collingwood Team - Australasian 1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Richmond Team - Australasian 1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Richmond Team - Australasian 1929 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Syd Coventry - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Syd Coventry - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection




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