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Articles - Ken Mansell

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Geelong - Season 1956

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2017-01-21 21:28 - (1407 Reads)
This article provides a detailed examination of Geelong Football Club’s 1956 season.

Francis Doherty - you beauty!!

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2016-10-29 18:09 - (1584 Reads)
Francis Doherty never soared like Alex Jesaulenko to take a breath-taking mark in a VFL Grand Final but he has managed to produce something equally exciting – the most breath-taking book about football memorabilia in the history of the game.

Footy Stats – A Short History

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2016-07-05 20:00 - (1097 Reads)
Football statistics are a key part of the modern game, but statisticians around the country have innovated since the 1920's in finding categories and perfecting the art. This article gives an insight into the history of Australian Rules football statistics.

The Ballad of Lindsay White

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2016-03-06 14:59 - (2184 Reads)
There are few old-timers who can still remember Lindsay White, Geelong's champion full-forward of the forties. To keep White's memory alive and to celebrate his amazing career, Ken Mansell has written another fine football song. Here Ken explains why he was inspired to compose 'The Ballad of Lindsay White'.

Willy's Will-O'-The-Wisp: Football Memories of Mal Macpherson

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2016-03-01 19:52 - (1533 Reads)
Malcolm Macpherson played for VFA club Williamstown in the 1940’s. Making his debut in Round One of the 1946 season, he soon became one of the Association’s most dangerous and effective small forwards. Aged 85 when this interview was conducted, Mal Macpherson recalls in vivid and acute detail some of the highlights of the VFA’s ‘Golden Era’.

Classic Football Landscapes

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2015-09-12 14:41 - (2269 Reads)
(The editors of this website are very grateful to Dr Keith Martin, Emeritus Professor and Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of East Gippsland, for the following contribution).

By Dr. Keith Martin OBE

Raymond Morris - National Museum of Australia

Author: Ken Mansell and Michael Riley - Published At: 2014-03-13 19:25 - (4537 Reads)
Raymond Morris is a New Zealand artist and photographer who visited Australia in the late 1950's. We are delighted to have received permission to post some of his photos here. For more of Raymond's fine photos, please have a look at the National Museum of Australia's flicker page. This contains a wonderful collection of 226 of Morris’s photos taken during his Australian travels.

The footy swap cards that were never swapped

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2013-04-07 17:22 - (8951 Reads)
Football has always been more than what happened on the field. Ken's story about memories from 1950's Camberwell shows just how much life has changed. Today with TV, magazines and the Internet, we are bombarded with images and choices, but the 1950's were a different time, and the value of Footy cards was much more than the dollars. They were a direct connection into another world.

Mystery Thriller - Cracking a Tough Nut on the Road to Kew

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2013-03-23 12:19 - (5323 Reads)
You may have stared at an old photo and thought there must be a story behind the anonymous faces looking back at you. Ken has written about how we discovered the story behind one of the most mysterious Boyles football team photos in the State Library of Victoria Collection.

Disclosing the layers of meaning in one particularly curious photo, the article provides an insight into the twists and turns of how football team photos are identified.

The Ballad of Haydn Bunton

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-12-06 09:07 - (7785 Reads)
The 'Ballad of Haydn Bunton' was written (words and music) by Ken Mansell in August 1999. It was released as a CD, with vocals performed by Ken and the late Peter Bell, in July 2003.

This article about the song was originally published by Ken around 2003 in a variety of sources and is republished here due to its relevance to the site.

Interview with Harley Boyles 21-Jun-2010

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-11-16 19:23 - (13901 Reads)
Harley Boyles is the son of photographer Charles Boyles. In 2010, then in his eighties, he was interviewed by Ken Mansell for an article about his father. The article, now titled From Tripod to Website became one of the first published writings on Boyles and his work.

The original interview notes have been made available through the permission of both Ken and Harley and provide a fascinating insight.

From Tripod to Website

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-07-05 10:27 - (14541 Reads)
Ken's article here draws on his 2010 interview with Harley Boyles. It provides biographical material about the photographer Charles Boyles, an introduction to the Boyles collections, and a perspective on the 'hidden history' of the Boyles photos.

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