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Charles Boyles was born in 1888 and apparantly started taking photos in the late 1920's through to the early 1960's. Charles Boyles died at the age of 83 in 1971. This window of history serves as a broad focus for this website.

*This page ONLY lists photos in the collection when the year is known. Many photos are NOT listed on these pages.

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Argus 12Oct1925 p9 - 1925 VFL Grand Final - Photographer Unknown
Argus 12Oct1925 p9 - 1925 VFL Grand Final - Photographer Unknown



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1921 McIntyre Bros Football Champions Series 1 V.Thorpe (Richmond)
1921 McIntyre Bros Football Champions Series 1 V.Thorpe (Richmond)

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1925

  • Ford Motor plant in Geeong produced Australia's first fully assembled motor car. Ford start their sponsorship of Geelong's VFL Team.
  • First Federal Election with compulsory voting. (Voting for the Brownlow will by umpires only)
  • Chas Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal first awarded by the Victorian Football League (VFL)
  • Coburg (VFA) enters the VFA.
  • Footscray (VFL), Hawthorn (VFL) and North Melbourne (VFL) leave the VFA for their first season in the VFL.
  • After winning the VFA Premiership for five straight years 1919-1924, Footscray join the VFL for the 1925 season
  • After North Melbourne's first game victory against Geelong at Corio Oval, the return encounter at Arden Street saw an infamous brawl resulting in combined player suspensions of 149 matches.
  • VFL Grand Final reintroduced after a round robin finals series was tried in 1924.
  • VFA use the Motordrome (later Olympic Park) as a final's venue for the first time. VFA Grand Finals at the ground 1925-27,1933
  • Radio descriptions introduced during the VFL Finals.
  • VFA Premiers - Brunswick (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Geelong (VFL)
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1926

Ivor Warne-Smith (Melbourne) 1926 Brownlow Medal Winner - 1926 Craig and Hales Footballers and Racehorses Series - Photographer Unknown
Ivor Warne-Smith (Melbourne) 1926 Brownlow Medal Winner - 1926 Craig and Hales Footballers and Racehorses Series - Photographer Unknown

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) formed in Melbourne. In 1949 it would be renamed the CSIRO.
  • Camberwell (VFA) enter VFA
  • Preston (VFA) re-enter the VFA
  • Melbourne Cenreman Bob Corbett king hit in VFL Grand Final breaking his jaw causing Melbourne to play with 17 men. Corbett returns to ground late in the game and plays with his head wrapped in bandages. Melbourne win by 3 points
  • VFA Premiers - Coburg (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Melbourne (VFL)
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1927

  • Duke & Duchess of York (later King George VI) visit includes Melbourne and Ballarat. The Duke was later involved in a train accident in Western Australia.
  • Gangster Squizzy Taylor killed in a shootout with Rival gangsters in Carlton.
  • Australian Council of Trade Unions formed at a congress in Melbourne.
  • Opening of Parliament House in Canberra. The National Parliament moved from Melbourne to Canberra.
  • Geelong Association (VFA) leave the VFA.
  • Yarraville (VFA) enter the VFA
  • Collingwood win Premiership, Brownlow Medal & Leading Goalkicker
  • Sixth Australian Football Carnival in Melbourne, won by Victoria.
  • South Melbourne Football Club introduced reserved grandstand seating
  • The Australasian Football Council becomes known as the Australian National Football Council (ANFC). A range of State level structures put in place.
  • Victorian Country Football League founded; Eight Districts named
  • Victoria wins 6th ANFL Football Carnival
  • North Melbourne (VFL) win their first VFL game
  • VFA Premiers - Coburg (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Collingwood (VFL)
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1928

  • Charles Boyles turns 40
  • Australia's first traffic lights were installed in Melbourne at the junction of Collins Street and Swanston Street.
  • The Country Women's Association (CWA) set up in Victoria after existing interstate since 1922.
  • First 100 Miles Road Race at Phillip Island, later to become known as Australia's first Grand Prix
  • Waterfront Strike where Police shoot a striker. Port Melbourne (VFA) ban Police from playing for the club
  • St Kilda defeat Melbourne with a goal kicked 7 seconds after the final bell which the umpire failed to hear.
  • Footscray win three games by one point and lose two game by one point.
  • Geelong 19 8 (122) defeat Fitzroy 2 27 (39) at Corio Oval. With Fitzroy's 2 goals 27 points being a record for least accurate kicking.
  • VFA Premiers - Coburg (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Collingwood (VFL)
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1929

Albert Collier (Collingwood) 1929 Brownlow Medal Winner - 1929 Griffiths Black Crow Footballers - Photographer Unknown
Albert Collier (Collingwood) 1929 Brownlow Medal Winner - 1929 Griffiths Black Crow Footballers - Photographer Unknown

  • The Great Depression began. It particularly affected Australia because of its high dependence on exports.
  • Victorian cricketer Bill Ponsford scored a record 437 runs, beating his own record, this time playing against Queensland
  • Hoyts Cinema chain converts 20 of it's theatres for 'talkies'.
  • Clarrie Hearn (Essendon) won the 1929 Stawell Gift, off a handicap of 10 yards.
  • Gordon Coventry Collingwood (VFL) Kicks 16 Goals against Hawthorn, Round 13, 1929
  • Oakleigh (VFA) enter the VFA
  • Sandringham (VFA) enter the VFA
  • VFL move their administration to Harrison House
  • VFA Premiers - Northcote (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Collingwood (VFL)
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