ANFC Football Carnival - Sydney 1933

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2013-01-13 14:09 - (8309 Reads)
ANFC Interstate Football Carnivals had been held since 1908. These events were widely reported and provided many rare opportunities. Players had a chance to travel, The game of football was promoted and celebrated, scouts were able to measure players in other competitions and important rivalries could be revisited.

The 1933 Carnival was won by Victoria.

The Ballad of Haydn Bunton

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-12-06 09:07 - (8840 Reads)
The 'Ballad of Haydn Bunton' was written (words and music) by Ken Mansell in August 1999. It was released as a CD, with vocals performed by Ken and the late Peter Bell, in July 2003.

This article about the song was originally published by Ken around 2003 in a variety of sources and is republished here due to its relevance to the site.

The Earliest Boyles Football Photos

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-27 18:26 - (4686 Reads)
The earliest known Boyles football photos were also published in major newspapers in 1928 and 1929. This leads to a number of questions about Boyles's work in the 1920's.

Team Photos in the Weekly Times and Australasian 1928-29 - The link to Football Cards and the Football Record

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-26 03:06 - (15518 Reads)
In 1928 and 1929, the Weekly Times newspaper (part of the Herald group of newspapers) published two series of colourised football team photos. In 1929, the rival weekly, the Australasian (published from the Argus building) produced its own series. Both newspapers had colour sections each week.

The team photos appearing in the 1928-29 Weekly Times and Australasian were chopped up and converted into individual player portraits. These individual portraits were later used in a number of football cards series. They also appeared in the VFL Football Record.

Interview with Harley Boyles 21-Jun-2010

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2012-11-16 19:23 - (15485 Reads)
Harley Boyles is the son of photographer Charles Boyles. In 2010, then in his eighties, he was interviewed by Ken Mansell for an article about his father. The article, now titled From Tripod to Website became one of the first published writings on Boyles and his work.

The original interview notes have been made available through the permission of both Ken and Harley and provide a fascinating insight.

1931 VFL v VFA Match

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-15 11:47 - (13459 Reads)
This is the story of the first VFA v VFL game in twenty-nine years. The VFL won the match, a charity game, comfortably. Nevertheless, the contest was full of meaning to all involved.

The Australasian 1931-32: A Selection of Colour

Author: Michael Riley (Edited by Ken Mansell) - Published At: 2012-11-12 15:08 - (6762 Reads)
The Australasian newspaper was a weekly newspaper, in many ways a competitor to the Weekly Times. In the early 1930's both newspapers included colourised photos to attract readers.

This page includes a selection of pages from the 1931 and 1932 Australasian.

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