The Fragile Originals

The source newspapers for these images are the original newspapers at the State Library of Victoria. Regular access is via microfilm, but we were granted access as part of the Boyles project. Frankly, while carefully turning to each colour section to check that we had not missed any photos, Ken and I were entranced by the vivid colour in the images.

Books for Collection at the Heritage Collection Reading Room - Source: MRiley
Books for Collection at the Heritage Collection Reading Room - Source: MRiley

As the original newspapers are very fragile and in poor condition it is unlikely that the Library will be able to provide many people with access to the originals. Because of this, rather than just publish the relevant football photos, this page includes a selection of images from the 1931 and 1932 original volumes.

The images on this page are not intended to be representative of the newspaper's coverage. The Australasian included many images of subjects such as the Theatre and horse-racing, and scenic shots that are not included here.

Football

For Australian Rules football photos in the 1931 and 1932 Australasian see 1931-32 Australasian Photos. This page displays only a selection of football photos.

Geelong and Richmond VFL Teams - Australasian 3-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Geelong and Richmond VFL Teams - Australasian 3-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Gordon Coventry - Australasian 27-Aug-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Gordon Coventry - Australasian 27-Aug-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Team Captains Australasian 27-Aug-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Team Captains Australasian 27-Aug-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Rugby League and Rugby Union

Eastern Suburbs Rugby League team Australasian 3-Aug-1931 p.viii Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Eastern Suburbs Rugby League team Australasian 3-Aug-1931 p.viii Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
South Sydney Rugby League team Australasian 5-Sep-1931 p.v Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
South Sydney Rugby League team Australasian 5-Sep-1931 p.v Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Easts lost the dramatic 1931 Grand Final to South Sydney 1931 grand final For more information on the Roosters see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Roosters
By 1931 South Sydney had an imposing record. They had won the premierships in 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929, and were to win it again in 1931 and 1932. For more information on the Rabbitohs see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sydney_Rabbitohs

NZ Test Team Australasian 16-Jul-1932 p.iv Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
NZ Test Team Australasian 16-Jul-1932 p.iv Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Australian Test Team Australasian 11-Jun-1932 p.iv Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Australian Test Team Australasian 11-Jun-1932 p.iv Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

New Zealand defeated Australia 2-1 in the 1932 Rugby Union Test series in Australia. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1932_New_Zealand_rugby_union_tour_of_Australia

Cricket

During the 1932-33 tour of Australia, the English team led by Douglas Jardine employed a new tactic against the Australian XI, bowling at the body and packing the leg side with fielders. This Bodyline tactic was designed to defeat Bradman. It made the 1932-33 tour one of the most famous in cricket history.

Herbert Sutcliffe - Australasian 3-Dec-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Herbert Sutcliffe - Australasian 3-Dec-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Stan McCabe Australasian 10-Dec-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Stan McCabe Australasian 10-Dec-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
L. Nagel - Australasian 26-Nov-1932 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
L. Nagel - Australasian 26-Nov-1932 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Douglas Jardine - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.viii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Douglas Jardine - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.viii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Bill Woodfull - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.ix - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Bill Woodfull - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.ix - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Don Bradman - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Don Bradman - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Nawab of Pataudi - Australasian 19-Nov-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Nawab of Pataudi - Australasian 19-Nov-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
1932-33 England Cricket touring team - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
1932-33 England Cricket touring team - Australasian 12-Nov-1932 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Other Sport

Phar Lap died suddenly in America on 5-April-1932, only days after this photo appeared in the Australasian.
Head of the River - Australasian May 16, 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Head of the River - Australasian May 16, 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Phar Lap - Australasian 26-Mar-1932 p.iii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Phar Lap - Australasian 26-Mar-1932 p.iii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Racing Colours - Australasian 2-Jul-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Racing Colours - Australasian 2-Jul-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection



Famous People


Walter Lindrum - Australasian Feb 13 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Walter Lindrum - Australasian Feb 13 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Andrew Charlton - Australasian 12-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Andrew Charlton - Australasian 12-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Hubert Opperman - Australasian 4-June-1932 p.iv - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Hubert Opperman - Australasian 4-June-1932 p.iv - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Joseph Lyons - Australasian Dec 26 1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Joseph Lyons - Australasian Dec 26 1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Albert Jacka - Australasian 30-Jan-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Albert Jacka - Australasian 30-Jan-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sir John Monash - Australasian 17-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sir John Monash - Australasian 17-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
King George V - Australasian 28-May-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
King George V - Australasian 28-May-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Betty Stockfield - Australasian 10-Sep-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Betty Stockfield - Australasian 10-Sep-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

Follow the stories:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Lindrum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Boy'_Charlton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Opperman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lyons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Jacka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Monash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Stockfeld


Events

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australasian 19-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australasian 19-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australasian 26-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Australasian 26-Mar-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Silence at Flinders Street - Australasian 21-Nov-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Silence at Flinders Street - Australasian 21-Nov-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Kids and Countryside

Most Serious Part of the Day - Australasian 19-Apr-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Most Serious Part of the Day - Australasian 19-Apr-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Tree Planters SA Australasian 28-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Tree Planters SA Australasian 28-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
National Park NSW Australasian 8-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
National Park NSW Australasian 8-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Dress Rehearsal Australasian 15-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Dress Rehearsal Australasian 15-Aug-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Scotch College Drummer Boys - Australasian 10-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Scotch College Drummer Boys - Australasian 10-Oct-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sleeper Cutters near Moyston Vic - Australasian Sep 3 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Sleeper Cutters near Moyston Vic - Australasian Sep 3 1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Christmas Supplement

Christmas 1931 - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Christmas 1931 - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection

A Patient Customer - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
A Patient Customer - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 p.v - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Colour of Gold - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 Supplement - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Colour of Gold - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 Supplement - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Story of the Bunyip - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 Supplement - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
The Story of the Bunyip - Australasian 12-Dec-1931 Supplement - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection


Advertising

Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line - Australasian 21-Nov-1931 p viii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line - Australasian 21-Nov-1931 p viii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Coleman Iron - Australasian 28-Nov-1931 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Coleman Iron - Australasian 28-Nov-1931 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Voco Kerosene -Australasian 3-Oct-1931 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Voco Kerosene -Australasian 3-Oct-1931 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Victorian Dried Fruits Board - Australasian 17-Sep-1932 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Victorian Dried Fruits Board - Australasian 17-Sep-1932 pviii - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection



Australasian Office - Australasian Oct-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection
Australasian Office - Australasian Oct-1932 - Source: State Library of Victoria Newspaper Collection