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This website contains a number of articles on football history during Charles Boyles work-life. The articles are intended to provide context and complement the site focus on Charles Boyles and his work.

The list below initially displays the most recent articles. You can browse further pages of articles by using the page movement tools underneath the articles listing below.

The Ballad of Haydn Bunton

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-12-06 09:07 - (8750 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.

The Earliest Boyles Football Photos

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-27 18:26 - (4638 Reads)
The earliest known Boyles football photos were also published in major newspapers in 1928 and 1929. This leads to a number of questions about Boyles's work in the 1920's.

Team Photos in the Weekly Times and Australasian 1928-29 - The link to Football Cards and the Football Record

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-26 03:06 - (15465 Reads)
In 1928 and 1929, the Weekly Times newspaper (part of the Herald group of newspapers) published two series of colourised football team photos. In 1929, the rival weekly, the Australasian (published from the Argus building) produced its own series. Both newspapers had colour sections each week.

The team photos appearing in the 1928-29 Weekly Times and Australasian were chopped up and converted into individual player portraits. These individual portraits were later used in a number of football cards series. They also appeared in the VFL Football Record.


Interview with Harley Boyles 21-Jun-2010

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-11-16 19:23 - (15400 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.

1931 VFL v VFA Match

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-15 11:47 - (13384 Reads)
This is the story of the first VFA v VFL game in twenty-nine years. The VFL won the match, a charity game, comfortably. Nevertheless, the contest was full of meaning to all involved.

The Australasian 1931-32: A Selection of Colour

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-12 15:08 - (6688 Reads)
The Australasian newspaper was a weekly newspaper, in many ways a competitor to the Weekly Times. In the early 1930's both newspapers included colourised photos to attract readers.

This page includes a selection of pages from the 1931 and 1932 Australasian.

Jim Edema - Cartoons from the Argus 1950

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-10-09 05:51 - (5178 Reads)
Jim Edema was a regular contributor to the The Sun News Pictorial (Melbourne), but in 1950 worked for the Argus. The images on this page are from the 1950 Argus.

Boyles in Colour

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-10-07 09:41 - (3484 Reads)
There are no colour photographs or colour slides made by Charles Boyles in his lifetime. For modern viewers, whose phones can readily take colour photos and video film, it can perhaps be difficult to view a work one can only see in black and white.



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Advertising from the VFL Football Record 1941-43

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2012-09-13 23:23 - (2227 Reads)
The State Library of Victoria's digitized version of the VFL Football Record is a useful primary source for football research. The Football Record was sold at grounds on match day. During the Second World War, football continued and so did the record. The record included less advertising during the war years than at other times. There were many appears to support the war effort by attending charity events, or purchasing war bonds.

The selection of advertisements that appear here is not exhaustive and is a selection of the 'most interesting' advertisements during the 1941 to 1943 period. The advertisements provide a small insight into wartime Melbourne.

Advertising from the VFL Football Record 1929-32

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-09-13 10:24 - (4301 Reads)
The State Library of Victoria's digitized version of the VFL Football Record is a useful primary source for football research.

As I searched the Football Record for other purposes, the advertisements kept catching my eye. After a while I began to collect them. Below I have reproduced the most interesting advertisements of the 1929-32 period. Many of the advertisements in the Football Record incorporated a football theme, and I hope you find them of similar interest.

From Tripod to Website

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-07-05 10:27 - (16753 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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