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Carlton Senior Team 1939 (SLV 122_154)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
H2008.122/154

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/154

Team: Carlton (VFL)
Location: Princes Park, Carlton
Date: 1939

People:
Back row - Brighton Diggins (in Street clothes), Paul Schmidt, Unidentified, Ron Cooper, Jim Park, Ken Baxter, Rod McLean, Harry Hollingshead, Ron Savage, Don McIntyre, Frank Gill
Middle row - (Maybe Club Secretary), Jack Wrout, Frank Anderson, Cresswell ‘Micky’ Crisp, Ken Luke (Carlton President from 1938), Jim Francis, Bob Chitty, Jack Hale
Front row - probably Jack Skinner, Bob Green, Jack Carney

Comment

This is the Carlton (VFL) Senior Team photographed at Princes Park in 1939-- or 1940--. Brighton Diggins, who captain-coached Carlton 1938-1940, stands proudly and conspicuously at the side in street clothes. Kenneth Luke (later Sir Kenneth), who commenced his longstanding Presidency of Carlton in 1938, is pictured in the middle row. Absent is goal-kicking great Harry Vallence, which may suggest the photo was taken in 1939 because Vallence departed for Williamstown at the end of the 1938 season.

Further Work Needed

The unidentified player at extreme left of front row also appears in (H2008.122/161), and (H2008.122/6-28. This must be Jack Skinner.

http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=1&offset=60 identifies this photo as the 1939 Carlton Team

My Guess is Round 9, 1939, Mick Price and Brighton Diggins are not in the photo and it it a home game (this limits the options). The issue is Rod McLean as he appears in the photo but did not play in that match. The Mactch report for round 9 in the Argus mentions that Mclean was meant to play, but had Flu and did not play. So it was likely to be a last minute change for him not to play.
See Monday roundup http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page600165

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If this is a round 9 photo then the missing player should be from:
McInnes, Charlie
McElroy, Jack

Jack Skinner and Charlie McInnes also played in 1941

Jim Park KIA in WW2 - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Park

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