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Cairo Dixon

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Full name: Cairo Merlyn David Dixon
Born: 5-Feb-1911 Ohakune NZ1
Died: Believed to be Deceased2
Died: 1985
Height: 182cm (AFL Tables)
Weight: 77 kgms3

Career

Player
Williamstown (VFA) 1933
Coburg (VFA) 1934
North Melbourne (VFL) 1935-36
Coburg (VFA) 1937-38
Kew 1939
Coburg (VFA)
Camberwell (VFA) 1945-

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Cairo Merlyn David Dixon played for at least six clubs, each for only a couple of years. He played for Williamstown in the early 1930s, then moved to Coburg in 1934 where he played in the 1934 VFA Grand final as full back with two broken fingers and a broken toe. Dixon played 18 games for North Melbourne (VFL) in 1935-36. He played for Shepparton (or Coburg? - see above) in 1937-38. He features prominently in the Boyles SLV photo of Kew sub-district team lined up at the MCG for their Grand Final (against South Melbourne Districts) in 1939.

Dixon served in the Royal Australian Navy in 1929. Between April 1940 and November 1941 he served in the Australian Army. Dixon returned to Coburg to play football, and from 1945 played for Camberwell (VFA). Dixon's history as a footballer, reveals a physically tough and colourful character.



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Argus 6-May-1936 p18 Cairo Dixon
Argus 6-May-1936 p18 Cairo Dixon

AFL Tables - Cairo Dixon

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=A&VeteranId=425820

1932 Corie Dixon at Williamstown
'TOWN IN THE ASCENDENCY. (1932, April 16). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69507119

1933 Transfer Shepparton to Carlton, Carlton to Williamstown
PERMITS GRANTED. (1933, May 4). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 11. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4733686

1933 at Williamstown
'TOWN LOSE AGAIN PORT WIN BY 30 POINTS. (1933, August 5). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70726554

1934 Transfer - Williamstown to Coburg
WILLIAMSTOWN FIRST EIGHTEEN. (1934, May 26). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70728551

At Coburg 1934
Played Well With Broken Bones. (1934, October 8). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10957246

At North Melbourne in 1935
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FOOTBALL NEWS. (1935, June 15). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70731397

1936 Transfer - North Melbourne to Coburg
Win Heartens Sandringham. (1936, July 1). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 17. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11887237

1937 Transfer Rejected - At Coburg
TRANSFER.FEE REJECTED. (1937, April 17). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 26. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11057458

"Cairo Dixon, who was hurt on Monday, is in hospital, and will be operated on to-day. He has a ruptured kidney and three broken ribs."
FOOTBALL HAS PITFALLS FOR THE RECRUIT. (1938, April 1). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 20. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11155424

C. Dixon Coburg Elbowing charge dismissed
L. REGNIER IN V.F.A. TANGLE. (1938, June 2). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 18. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11152385

1939 Transfer - Coburg to East Kew
Prahran "TEAM HARD TO BEAT". (1939, April 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 12. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12119259

1945 Transfer - Coburg to Camberwell
VALLENCE TO PLAY WITH BRIGHTON. (1945, April 11). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 6. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1103701



Sources


1. RAN Service Record - Archives Australia
2. Born prior to 1924 and NOT on list entitled 'AFL Players born prior to 1924 who are or may still be living'
3. Holmesby and Main, Encyclopedia of League Footballers



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