What is the Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography identifies itself as:
Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

In terms of a football connection the ADB inclusions can be broken into two groups.

Firstly, the ADB includes a people because of their contribution through football. This group would be a comparison group to inductees in the 'Australian Football Hall of Fame'. Those arguing that the AFHOF is biased towards Victoria will notice that the ADB list (though not as extensive) is quite multi-state.

The ADB includes a second group, which are those who contributed to Australia in other fields, some of which included football. This group is an eclectic group of players, administrators and supporters. A good example would be Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, who played VFA football for Brunswick for a number of years.

Creating this List

At the time of my research in early 2013, there were over 700 biographies returned when the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) was searched using the word 'Football'. Many of these results were quickly discarded, as many people in the ADB are described as schoolboy cricketer/footballers. Further biographies are eliminated when football relates to rugby or soccer rather than Australian Rules. Of the remaining biographies there is a brief mention that the person was on a football committee in a long list of other board affiliations.

The resulting list is of course quite discretionary in its selection and a few interesting characters with only a small football link have found their way in where possibly those with longer association have been excluded.

Overall, the remaining names provide an interesting insight into the game.

Who is on the list

The resulting list of famous/important Australians with links to football include politicians, priests, teachers, soldiers, Jam manufacturers, racing identities and radio presenters.

Who is Not on the list

The ADB only Australians who died up until 1990. This will of course continue to change, into the future.

Comparing the ADB list with the Australian Football Hall of Fame, there are a number of football 'legends' not included, but in most cases this is because they are still living, or died in the last 20 years. An example of future candidates would have to include:

Ted Whitten d1995 (AFHOF Legend)
Johnny Leonard d1995

Fos Williams d2001
Jack Dyer d2003 (AFHOF Legend)
Bob Pratt d2001 (AFHOF Legend)
Dick Reynolds d2002 (AFHOF Legend)

In the spirit of debate, I suggest there are at least two football names that are glaringly missing from the ADB, but are in the AFHOF. Bill Hutchison of Essendon is the only AFHOF Legend who died prior to 1990 who is missing. The other inclusion I would propose is Frank 'Checker' Hughes; A player and coach in Victoria and Tasmania, and with in involvement in football over many decades, and in a variety of roles makes him an obvious omission.

Bill Hutchison d1982 (AFHOF Legend)
Frank 'Checker' Hughes 1894-1978

Help for Browsing

Image - This page uses the lightbulb icon as an indicator for readers of interesting/important biographies. The indicator is in no way scientific and has been added in a very ad-hoc way.


List of Biographies


South Australia

Lionel Hill - 13th S.A. Premier Source: wikicommons
Lionel Hill - 13th S.A. Premier Source: wikicommons
Vic Richardson - Test Cricketer - Source:wikicommons
Vic Richardson - Test Cricketer - Source:wikicommons
Phil Matson - Footballer - Source:wikicommons
Phil Matson - Footballer - Source:wikicommons
Ken Farmer - Footballer - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Ken Farmer - Footballer - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


Name Dates Wider Areas Footballer Type State Team
Kingston, Charles Cameron 1850–1908 SA Premier President of the South Adelaide Football Club in 1880-1908. Admin SA South Adelaide
Creswell, John 1858–1909 Secretary of the South Australian Cricketing Association 1883-1909 Founder and early secretary of the South Australian Football Association. SA representative in Intercolonial matches Player, Admin SA South Adelaide
Darling, Joseph 1870–1946 Test Cricketer Player for Norwood Player SA Norwood
Naylor, Henry Darnley 1872–1945 Academic, Reform advocate Founder and President of the South Australian Amateur Football League Admin SA N/A
Krischock, Henry Ludwig Frank (Harry) 1875–1940 PhotographerImage Football Photographer Media SA N/A
Gosse, Sir James Hay 1876–1952 Business executive Ruckman for Norwood Football Club 1894-1905. Club President 1920. Represented the State five times. Player, Admin SA Norwood
Hill, Clem 1877–1945 Test Cricketer Football (for South Adelaide and the State) Player SA South Adelaide
Claxton, Norman 1877–1951 Baseballer, Cricketer, donated the Claxton Shield Football and baseball for North Adelaide Player SA North Adelaide
Whitford, Stanley R 1878–1959 State Politician Delegate to the South Australian Football League and president (1923-24) Admin SA N/A
Skipper, Herbert Stanley 1880–1962 Solicitor and promoter of free libraries President (1922-25) of the Port Adelaide Admin SA Port Adelaide
Lewis, Essington 1881–1961 Industrialist Player Norwood and SA Player SA Norwood
Hill, Lionel Laughton 1881–1963 SA PremierImage Slogger' Hill played for Norwood and represented the State. Player SA Norwood
Jolly, Norman William 1882–1954 South Australia's first Rhodes Scholar, Academic Three times SA State representative Player SA Norwood
Matson, Phillip Henry 1884–1928 FootballerImage Represented SA in 1909-10 and WA in 1908, 1911 and 1914 (as captain) in interstate matches. Player SA, WA Sturt
Le Messurier, Alfred Roy 1886–1946 Timber merchant Player for Port Adelaide and North Adelaide, Interstate representative Player SA Port Adelaide, North Adelaide
Jeffries, Sir Shirley Williams 1886–1963 Barrister, State Politician Player for Norwood and Sturt Player SA Norwood, Sturt
Perry, Sir Frank Tennyson 1887–1965 Industrialist and politician Player for Norwood 1909 Player SA Norwood
Edwards, Albert Augustine 1888–1963 Hotelier, philanthropist and politician West Adelaide Football Club Official Admin SA West Adelaide
Leahy, Thomas Joseph (Tom) 1888–1964 FootballerImage Magarey Medallist Player SA West Adelaide, North Adelaide
Le Messurier, Frederick Neill (Freddy) 1891–1966 Doctor, Soldier Player for North Adelaide Football Club in 1908-10 and 1913-14. Player SA North Adelaide
Richardson, Victor York 1894–1969 Test Cricketer, FootballerImage Football career (1915-27), Sturt and South Australian (1923-24) captain. Player SA Sturt
Moriarty, Daniel 1895–1982 Footballer, racehorse ownerImage Magarey Medallist in his first three seasons (1919-21) Player SA South Adelaide
Kelly, Sir William Raymond 1898–1956 Industrial court judge SANFL tribunal 1936-41, wrote A Primer of Australia's National Game (1944) Admin SA N/A
Thompson, Albert Baden 1900–1982 Trade union leader Lifelong supporter and vice-president (1951-70) of West Adelaide Admin SA West Adelaide
O'Grady, Oswald James 1901–1971 Businessman Player for West Torrens, SA State representative, West Torrens (president 1954-71). Player, Admin SA West Torrens
Fabro, Allegro Celso 1902–1962 Restaurateur Vice-president of Norwood, provided dinner tickets for the best player each week Admin SA Norwood
Farmer, Kenneth William George (Ken) 1910–1982 Footballer, CoachImage Player for North Adelaide, Coach Player SA North Adelaide
McLean, Allan Robert Charles 1914–1989 Cricketer, FootballerImage 222 SANFL games. Nine time SA State Representative. State selector for sixteen years. SANFL life membership. Player, Admin SA, Vic Norwood, Port Adelaide, St Kilda
Bunton, Haydn William 1911–1955 FootballerImage 3 time Brownlow Winner, 3 time Sandover medal Winner, SANFL field umpire, North Adelaide coach 1947-48 Player, Coach Vic, WA, SA North Adelaide


Tasmania

Laurie Nash - Footballer, Cricketer Source:Australasian - 27Aug1932 pvii
Laurie Nash - Footballer, Cricketer Source:Australasian - 27Aug1932 pvii
Tasman Shields - Barrister, Politician -Source:Examiner  - Launceston 29Aug1950 p3
Tasman Shields - Barrister, Politician -Source:Examiner - Launceston 29Aug1950 p3
Tom Cole - Politician - Source: Adam Carrs Electoral Archive
Tom Cole - Politician - Source: Adam Carrs Electoral Archive


Name Dates Wider Areas Footballer Type State Team
McWilliams, William James 1856–1929 Journalist and politician 1897 McWilliams and T. Ryan convened a meeting at which the Southern Tasmanian Football Association (Australian Rules) was formed Admin Tas N/A
Jones, Sir Henry 1862–1926 Jam manufacturer (IXL) Lifelong supporter of the North Hobart. His factory manager, William Leitch, was a star player, and he employed many a promising young footballer Supporter Tas North Hobart
Eady, Charles John 1870–1945 Test Cricketer, Sports Administrator, Member of Parliament Holbrook Club captain in 1890, and represented Southern Tasmania against Victorian teams several times. Various TANFL positions including presidency in 1900-08 and 1925-41 Admin Tas N/A
Shields, Tasman 1872–1950 Barrister, PoliticianImage NTFA President for over twenty-five years, donated the annual Tasman Shields trophy for the best and fairest player Admin Tas N/A
Conder, Walter Tasman 1888–1974 Prison Warden (Pentridge), Radio Director (3LO) Represented Tasmania at football Player Tas N/A
Cazaly, Roy 1893–1963 FootballerImage Footballer (State Representative for both Vic and Tas. 198 VFL Games (St Kilda and South Melbourne), 120+ Tasmanian League Games Player Vic, Tas City, North Hobart, New Town
Warne-Smith, Ivor Phillip 1897–1960 Footballer, SoldierImage First to win two Brownlow medals. 1949-60 chairman of selectors for Melbourne. 4 Years and 2 premierships with Latrobe Player, Admin Vic, Tas Latrobe
Townley, Reginald Colin (Rex) 1904–1982 Pharmacist. State Politician, Tasmanian State cricketer Player for North Hobart Player Tas North Hobart
Townley, Athol Gordon 1905–1963 Pharmacist. Federal Politician Player for North Hobart Player Tas North Hobart
Cole, George Ronald 1908–1969 Prominent Federal PoliticianImage Player for New Town 1928-, won the Wilson J. Bailey trophy for best and fairest in the TANFL represented his State at the 1930 carnival in Adelaide. Player Tas New Town
Nash, Laurence John (Laurie) 1910–1986 FootballerImage Footballer (State Representative for both Vic and Tas), Test Cricketer. 45 games for City, 99 for South Melbourne Player Vic, Tas City


Victoria


Jack Ryder - Test Cricketer - Source: wikicommons
Jack Ryder - Test Cricketer - Source: wikicommons
John Curtin - Prime Minister -Source:wikicommons
John Curtin - Prime Minister -Source:wikicommons
Doug Nicholls - Pastor - SA Governor - Source: wikicommons
Doug Nicholls - Pastor - SA Governor - Source: wikicommons


Name Dates Wider Areas Footballer Type State Team
Clarke, Sir William John 1831–1897 Grazier, Patron First president of the VFA in 1877 Admin Vic N/A
Wills, Thomas Wentworth 1835–1880 Cricketer, FootballerImage Player for Geelong (mainly), 210 games until 1876. Player Vic Geelong,
Harrison, Henry Colden Antill 1836–1929 SportsmanImage Victorian clubs original rules were consolidated in a code drafted by Harrison. chairman in 1905 of the conference which formed the ANFC and was elected its first life member Player, Admin Vic N/A
Greenfield, Alexander Mackay 1839–1922 Ballarat merchant First captain of the Ballarat Football Club Admin Vic Ballarat
Tait, George 1844–1934 Presbyterian minister and administrator Player for Melbourne and Geelong Player Vic Melbourne, Geelong
Rix, Henry Finch 1848–1906 Educationist, school inspector Player for Carlton Player Vic Carlton
Skinner, Henry Hawkins 1851–1912 Catering/liquor empire Image President of the South Melbourne Football (1904-11) Admin Vic South Melbourne
Beazley, William David 1854–1912 Prominent politician (Local, State), Football Administrator Among founders of Collingwood Football Club in 1892; first club president (1892-1911) Admin Vic Collingwood
Austin, Austin Albert 1855–1925 Grazier and footballer. Part of famous Austin Grazier family Player for Geelong. Member of victorious teams of 1879 and 1881 Player Vic Geelong
McCracken, Alexander 1856–1915 Brewer First Secretary and later president of the Essendon , first President of the VFL (1897-1915) Admin Vic Essendon
Macdonald, Donald Alaster 1859–1932 Journalist Cricket and football commentator, writing as 'Observer' Media Vic N/A
Syme, John Herbert 1859–1939 Manager of Age and the Leader Newspapers Player for Melbourne. Player Vic Melbourne
Adamson, Lawrence Arthur 1860–1932 Headmaster Wesley College for over 30 years. Influential regarding school emphasis on sport President of the Metropolitan Football Association for thirty-seven years Admin Vic N/A
Hughes, Ernest Selwyn 1860–1942 Anglican ministerImage Player for St Kilda in 1890 and then Essendon, playing as an ordained priest in four premierships 1891-94 Player Vic St Kilda, Essendon
Lyle, Sir Thomas Ranken 1860–1944 Mathematical physicist Served for many years on the VFL tribunal Admin Vic N/A
McArthur, Sir William Gilbert Stewart 1861–1935 Judge Player for Essendon Player Vic Essendon
Worrall, John 1861–1937 Footballer, Test CricketerImage Player for Fitzroy, seven years as captain, Coach at Carlton and Essendon Player Vic Fitzroy, Carton, Essendon
Zercho, Charles Henry 1866–1962 Anglican minister, school principal Player for Essendon in 1890 Player Vic Essendon
Schutt, William John 1868–1933 Barrister, librarian for some fifty years of the Supreme Court of Victoria Player for Essendon between 1889 and 1895 Player Vic Essendon
Hammond, Robert Brodribb Stewart 1870–1946 Anglican clergyman, Social Reformer Player for Essendon in 1897 Player Vic Essendon
Wren, John 1871–1953 Entrepreneur (Liquor, betting)Image Collingwood club patron and supporter Supporter Vic Collingwood
Liston, John James 1872–1944 Prominent local politician, racehorse-owner Player for Williamstown 1889, President of VFA. Player, Admin Vic Williamstown
Leckie, John William (Jack) 1872–1947 Manufacturer and federal politician Half-back for Fitzroy and member of their first premiership side in 1895. Also with Fremantle 1896-97? Player Vic, WA Fitzroy, Freemantle
O'Dea, Patrick John (Pat) 1872–1962 US Gridiron player and Notre Dame Coach Player for Melbourne in the VFA 1893-1895, then Essendon. Player Vic Melbourne, Essendon
Thurgood, Albert John 1874–1927 FootballerImage Player for Essendon, 3 times champion of the colony (1893, 1894 and 1901), Played in Fremantle during the 1890s Player Vic, WA Essendon, Fremantle
Kinnear, Edward Hore 1874–1965 Businessmen, Footballer Between 1894 and 1903 he played 159 games for Essendon Football Club, and was in three premiership teams Player Vic Essendon
McClelland, William Caldwell 1875–1957 Football Administrator, Medical PractitionerImage Player for Melbourne, Captain in 1901-04, VFL President 1926-55 Admin Vic Melbourne
Morgan, Valentine (Val) 1876–1952 Advertising Agent As a boy Val sold the Record at Melbourne football matches Other Vic N/A
Armstrong, Warwick Windridge 1879–1947 Test Cricketer 16 Games South Melbourne 1898-1900 Player Vic South Melbourne
McHale, James Francis 1881–1953 Footballer, CoachImage Player for Collingwood 1903-18, Coach Collingwood 1913-50 Player Vic Collingwood
Hyett, Francis William (Frank) 1882–1919 Trade unionist Player for Coburg Juniors and later Brunswick, vice-president of Carlton Player Vic Brunswick
Kennedy, Sir James Arthur (Jim) 1882–1954 Minister, State Politician Player for Essendon (1901) and Carlton (1905-07). Note - AFL Tables lists 26 VFL Games, ADB lists as 41 Player Vic Essendon, Carlton
Curtin, John 1885–1945 Australian Prime MinisterImage Player for Brunswick VFA 1903 - 1907 Player Vic Brunswick
Sheehan, James Michael 1885–1967 Trade unionist, politician Richmond vice-president (1940-67) Admin Vic Richmond
Whitley, Cuthbert Claude Mortier 1886–1942 Canberra Architect Player for Hawthorn Player Vic Hawthorn
McNamara, David John 1887–1967 Football Player, Administrator, Horse TrainerImage Player for St Kilda 1905-1909-1914-23, First senior footballer to kick 100 goals in a season, in VFA with Essendon Association (1912) McNamara's league playing career, mostly at full-forward or centre-half forward, spanned 148 games. Later St Kilda life Member and club President Player, Admin Vic Essendon Association
Lee, Walter Henry (Dick) 1889–1968 FootballerImage Player for Collingwood, 17 Seasons, 2 30 games, 713 goals Player Vic Collingwood
Sanderson, Robert Fitzroy 1889–1971 Manufacturer, company director and grazier, president of the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures Player for Fitzroy reserves Player Vic Fitzroy
Ryder, John (Jack) 1889–1977 Test cricketer and cricket administrator Player for Collingwood Seconds Player Vic Collingwood
Newton, Sir Wilberforce Stephen (Bill) 1890–1956 Physician Player for Brighton Player Vic Brighton
Brake, John 1890–1970 Scientist, Farmer, Public Servant, SoldierImage Player for University and Melbourne, (98 games) chaired the VFL tribunal for over twenty years Player, Admin Vic University, Melbourne
McBrien, Likely Herman 1892–1956 Football Administrator and politicianImage A committee-member (from 1912) of the South Melbourne club, he was honorary secretary (1922) and president (1929). On 28 May 1929 'Like' was appointed secretary of the Victorian Football League, a position he held until March 1956 Admin Vic South Melbourne
Fraser, Alexander John 1892–1965 Soldier, Politician Player for Melbourne Player Vic Melbourne
Cazaly, Roy 1893–1963 FootballerImage Player for St Kilda and South Melbourne. 99 games for each. Also 120+ games in Tasmania and time in the VFA Player Vic, Tas St Kilda, South Melbourne, Various other
Ruthven, William 1893–1970 Victoria Cross winner and politician Official timekeeper for Collingwood and a foundation member of its social club. Supporter Vic Collingwood
Luke, Sir Kenneth George (Ken) 1896–1971 Metal-spinning and silverware manufacturerImage President of the Carlton 1938-55. VFL vice-president (1946-55), VFL president (1956-71). Admin Vic Carlton
Buggy, Edward Hugh 1896–1974 Newspaper Journalist Argus chief football-writer 1951-1957 Media Vic N/A
Warne-Smith, Ivor Phillip 1897–1960 Footballer, SoldierImage First to win two Brownlow medals. 1949-60 chairman of selectors for Melbourne. 4 Years and 2 premierships with Latrobe Player, Admin Vic, Tas Melbourne, Latrobe
Chadwick, Sir Albert Edward (Bert) 1897–1983 Footballer, Chairman Gas and Fuel Corporation, president of the Melbourne Cricket Club (1965-78)Image Player for Melbourne (158 Games), Hawthorn Coach Player Vic Melbourne, Hawthorn
Furnell, Herbert Giblin (Harry) 1898–1973 Soldier, DoctorImage Player for Carlton Player Vic Carlton
Coventry, Sydney Alfred (Syd) 1899–1976 FootballerImage Player for Collingwood, Captain of Collingwood when they won four consecutive VFL premierships Player Vic Collingwood
McDonell, Alexander 1900–1980 Educational administrator Called Australian Rules football for the Australian Broadcasting Commission in the late 1930s. Media Vic N/A
Kennelly, Patrick John (Pat) 1900–1981 State, Federal Politician Richmond vice-president, chairman of selectors,and life member Admin Vic Richmond
Stewart, Bernard Denis 1900–1988 Catholic bishop Player for Prahran, Links to Essendon, known as 'the Dons’ bishop' Player, Supporter Vic Prahran, Essendon
Shepherd, Alfred Ernest (Ernie) 1901–1958 Trade unionist, politician Honorary secretary of Footscray (1930) and Footscray District Football League (1933-45). In addition, he was a VFL second division umpire. Life member Footscray and FDFL Admin Vic Footscray
Coventry, Gordon Richard 1901–1968 FootballerImage Player for Collingwood 306 games, 1299 goals Player Vic Collingwood
Richardson, Sir Horace Frank 1901–1983 Retailer and company director Player for Melbourne, 2 Games Player Vic Melbourne
Laidlaw, David Kersell 1902–1979 Clothing manufacturer (Yakka) Player for East Brunswick club (150+ games) Player Vic East Brunswick
Greeves, Edward Goderich (Carji) 1903–1963 FootballerImage Player for Geelong Player Vic Geelong
Chandler, Sir Gilbert Lawrence 1903–1974 Prominent State Politician thirty-eight years in parliament Player for Hawthorn 1928 (1 Game) Player Vic Hawthorn
Purcell, Richard Leo 1904–1984 Political activist and co-operative housing founder, Player for Collingwood seconds Player Vic Collingwood
Banks, Norman Tyrell 1905–1985 47-year broadcasting career, mainly radio from 1930's-70s Bank's influential shows included football on Saturdays Media Vic N/A
Nicholls, Sir Douglas Ralph (Doug) 1906–1988 Footballer, pastor, activist and governorImage Player for Northcote, Fitzroy, Victorian Interstate Representative Player Vic Northcote, Fitzroy
Dunn, Raymond Hudson 1910-1971 Prominent Defence Attorney Richmond Club Vice President 1940-, President 1964-71 Admin Vic Richmond
Nash, Laurence John (Laurie) 1910–1986 FootballerImage Footballer (State Representative for both Vic and Tas), Test Cricketer. 45 games for City, 99 for South Melbourne Player Vic, Tas South Melbourne, City
Galbally, John William (Jack) 1910–1990 Barrister, State politician Player for Collingwood (7 games), Collingwood vice-president (1951-62) Player, Admin Vic Collingwood
Palmer, Ambrose Harold 1910–1990 Boxer, boxing trainer and Australian rules footballerImage Player for Footscray, 83 Games Player Vic Footscray
Bunton, Haydn William 1911–1955 FootballerImage 3 time Brownlow Winner, 3 time Sandover medal Winner Player Vic, WA, SA Fitzroy, Subiaco, North Adelaid
McLean, Allan Robert Charles 1914–1989 Cricketer, FootballerImage 5 St Kilda. SA league total of 222. On nine occasions he appeared for South Australia. State selector for sixteen years, he chaired the panel on several occasions. In 1959 he was awarded SANFL life membership. He compiled a club history Player, Admin SA, Vic Norwood, Port Adelaide, St Kilda
Smith, Norman Walter 1915–1973 Football player/CoachImage Player for Melbourne (210 games), Coach of Melbourne for six premierships Player Vic Melbourne
Truscott, Keith William (Bluey) 1916–1943 Footballer, Air Force PilotImage Player for Melbourne Player Vic Melbourne
O’Toole, John (Jack) 1917–1983 policeman and woodchopper Player for Hawthorn reserves Player Vic Hawthorn
Elliot, Douglas George (Doug) 1917–1989 TV/Radio Personality Sports Parade’ on 3KZ, World of Sport segments Media Vic N/A
Cordner, George Denis Pruen 1924–1990 Footballer, managing director of ICI AustraliaImage Player for Melbourne. Captain and 152 Games Player Vic Melbourne
Coleman, John Douglas 1928–1973 FootballerImage Player for Essendon. AFL Team of the Century as Full Forward. Premiership Coach Player Vic Essendon


Western Australia


NipperTruscott - Footballer - Source:wikicommons
NipperTruscott - Footballer - Source:wikicommons
Jerry Dolan - Footballer, Politician - Source: wikicommons
Jerry Dolan - Footballer, Politician - Source: wikicommons
HughieEdwards - Air force officer, Governor - Source: wikicommons
HughieEdwards - Air force officer, Governor - Source: wikicommons


Name Dates Wider Areas Footballer Type State Team
Leckie, John William (Jack) 1872–1947 Manufacturer and federal politician Half-back for Fitzroy and member of their first premiership side in 1895. Also with Fremantle 1896-97? Player Vic, WA Fremantle
Thurgood, Albert John 1874–1927 FootballerImage Player for Essendon, 3 times champion of the colony (1893, 1894 and 1901), Played in Fremantle during the 1890s Player Vic, WA Fremantle
Simons, John Joseph (Jack) 1882–1948 Politician, established the Young Australia League Secretary of the WANFL in 1905-14, founder of the Young Australia Football League (1905) Admin WA N/A
Matson, Phillip Henry 1884–1928 FootballerImage Represented SA in 1909-10 and WA in 1908, 1911 and 1914 (as captain) in interstate matches. Player SA, WA Sturt, North Fremantle, Subiaco, East Perth
Truman, John 1884–1965 Farming industry leader, Soldier Reconstituted the local football association: as its president, he donated the Truman Shield and his barracking for Calingiri teams became legendary. Admin WA Calingiri
Truscott, William John 1886–1966 FootballerImage Player for East Fremantle 1913-1927, enjoying success as player, captain and captain-coach Player WA East Fremantle
Fry, Alfred Narroway 1892–1979 Musician, Soldier, Farmer Player for South Fremantle. Player WA South Fremantle
Dolan, John (Jerry) 1901–1986 Footballer, Labour Organiser and State PoliticianImage Player for East Fremantle and East Perth. Sixteen seasons in the WANFL 1923-38 Player WA East Fremantle, East Perth
McRae, William Alexander 1904–1973 Congregationalist minister, Cricketer Captained West Perth Football Club briefly in 1928 Player WA West Perth
Bunton, Haydn William 1911–1955 FootballerImage 3 time Brownlow medal Winner, 3 time Sandover medal Winner Player Vic, WA, SA Subiaco
Cronin, Deverick John (Mick) 1911–1979 Footballer and commentatorImage Player for East Perth, 164 games between 1930 and 1940 Player WA East Perth
Edwards, Sir Hughie Idwal 1914–1982 Air force officer, businessman and governor Player for South Fremantle Player WA South Fremantle
McLean, William John (Jack) 1918–1963 Air Force Pilot, Olympian (UK)Image Player for Claremont, WANFL leading goal-kicker 1938. Player WA Claremont


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