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North Melbourne Thirds 1946 v2 (SLV 122_067)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
North Melbourne Thirds 1946 v2 (SLV 122_067)
North Melbourne Thirds 1946 v2 (SLV 122_067)


Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/67

Team: North Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Arden Street (North Melbourne)
Date: 1946

Players:
Vic Lawrence (third player from left in Second top row)
John Reeves (fourth player from left in Second top row)
Colin Thornton (fifth player from left in Second top row)
Jock Spencer (extreme right of middle row)
Dick Maddocks (fourth from right in middle row)

Officials:
Possibly K. Owens, Top Row, Far Right
J. Dynon, Top Row, Second From Right

Comment

This is the 1946 North Melbourne (VFL) Thirds (under-19’s) premiership team photographed at Arden Street. Included are a number of players who later reached prominence in the Senior Team.

Players recognised: Vic Lawrence (third player from left in top row), John Reeves (fourth player from left in top row), Colin Thornton (fifth player from left in top row), Jock Spencer (extreme right of middle row), Dick Maddocks (fourth from right in middle row). Maddocks, later a Victorian state cricketer, was to play only 5 senior games (1948) but the other four were to play regularly for North’s Senior Team in later years.
Same group and same session as another (Boyles) photo of North Melbourne’s 1946 Thirds team - i.e Photo 10 version 13 (H2008.122/67).
These two (Boyles) photos of North Thirds 1946 (Photo 6 version 1 and Photo 10 version 13) were taken on the same day (and presumably the same session) and in the same place (witness same two gents on the stairs of the grandstand) as two Boyles photos of North Seconds 1947 (Photo 6 version 4 and Photo 74). Some players (for example Vic Lawrence and John Reeves) appear in both groups. Likewise, the player third from right in middle row of Seconds team is in front row of Thirds team, and the player holding ball in front row of Seconds team is in front row of Thirds team. The explanation for this is probably that some of the 1946 Thirds players (i.e Lawrence and Reeves) graduated to the 1947 North Seconds team early in the 1947 season, and that both groups were photographed early in the 1947 season. There are 26 players in the photo. Deserted grandstand. Most of the players have white shorts but some have black shorts. Six officials, St John’s Ambulance man, four trainers. ‘Premiers’ written on football carried by mascot. The ‘1946’ on the football is difficult to read. Some emulsion damage on left-hand side but no faces obscured.

Comment by KM:
This one has been taken one or two seconds before or after the other photo. Whereas the other photo had emulsion damage on the left-hand side, this one has emulsion damage on the right-hand side and top. No players are obscured however. These two (Boyles) photos of North Thirds 1946 (Photo 6 version 1 and Photo 10 version 13) were taken on the same day (and presumably the same session) and in the same place (witness same two gents on the stairs of the grandstand) as two Boyles photos of North Seconds 1947 (Photo 6 version 4 and Photo 74). Some players (e.g Vic Lawrence and John Reeves) appear in both groups. Likewise, the player third from right in middle row of Seconds team is in front row of Thirds team, and the player holding ball in front row of Seconds team is in front row of Thirds team. The explanation for this is probably that some of the 1946 Thirds players (i.e Lawrence and Reeves) graduated to the 1947 North Seconds team early in the 1947 season, and that both groups were photographed on the same day early in the 1947 season. There are 26 players in the photo. Deserted grandstand. Most of the players have white shorts but some have black shorts. Six officials, St John’s Ambulance man, four trainers. ‘Premiers’ written on football carried by mascot. The ‘1946’ on the football is difficult to read.


Further Work Needed

1949 North Melbourne Trip to Hobart Photo
http://www.kangaroos.com.au/Portals/0/270911_Hobart_Large.jpg

J. Dynon match
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K. Owens (Note there is a North elbourne Life Member named Kevin Owens)
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Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

122_049 - North Melbourne Seconds 1947 v1
122_172 - North Melbourne Seconds 1947 v2

122_173 - North Melbourne Thirds 1946 v1
122_067 - North Melbourne Thirds 1946 v2 - This image





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