Russell Street Police 1930 (SLV 122_436)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/436

Team: Russell St Police F.C. (Police League)

Date: 1930


Cannot identify team or grandstand. The grandstand could possibly be South Melbourne’s at Lake Oval. Appears to be the same grandstand as in Photo 82 version 1 (H.2008. 122/148) - note the clock is the same clock in both photos. At least one of the players appears in both photos - the player on extreme right of middle row in 45/1 is on extreme left of top row in 82/1. The team jumper has sash. Not Richmond (VFL) or Williamstown (VFA). Perhaps Essendon (VFL) Seconds. Perhaps a Coburg (VFA) team (note the closeness of the accession number 436 to the number directly below - 435). Probably neither Essendon nor Coburg. Coburg, in Photo 6 version 7 for example, do not have striped socks. This team appears to have striped socks. The fact that one player has white shorts and the rest have black suggests this team is neither VFL nor VFA. Bad emulsion damage along bottom of image.

Further Work Needed

Top Row Far left is possibly Fitzroy Player J.Shanahan.
A Shanahan is recorded as kicking 4 goals for Russell Street in a match. See FOOTBALL. (1930, July 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved October 28, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4097214

Maybe the same location as XX_M10646.13

List of Teams in the Police League
Argus 27 Mar 1930 p18
Argus 27 Mar 1930 p18

FOOTBALL. (1930, March 27). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 18. Retrieved July 14, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4077530

Some Players named:
Argus 24 Jul 1930 p.11
Argus 24 Jul 1930 p.11

No heading. (1930, July 24). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 11. Retrieved July 14, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page479544

Blueseum notes that ex Carlton/Preston player Ted Brewis worked in the police motor-cycle patrol based at Russell Street.

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

122_436 - Russell Street Police 1930 - This Image
1170_0985 - Russell Street Police 1930 - Negative

Same location and a number of same players 122_148 - Russell Street Police Team circa early 1930s

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