Preston Senior Team 1930 (SLV 122_198)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/198

Team: Preston (VFA)
Location: Preston City Oval (Preston)
Date: 1930

Rear Row: Ernie Hannah (Secretary 1926-1933), Henry Zwar (President 1926-1947), Unknown, Unknown
Top Row: Unknown, George Surtees, Unknown, Unknown, Arthur Campbell , Eric Reichman, B.Taylor
Middle Row: Harry Davie, Unknown, Unknown, Jim Goonan (captain-coach), probably Jack Petchell, Jack McCormack, W.White
Front Row: Unknown, William ‘Bluey’ Summers, P.O’Doherty, Unknown


This is the Preston (VFA) senior team of 1930 photographed in their guernsey of that era (red centre and white on the sides). Probably taken at Preston City Oval home ground.

Players identified in the photo are -

Goal-kicker George Surtees (second from left in top row).
Arthur Campbell (fifth from left in top row).
Eric Reichman (sixth from left in top row, Fitzroy 1925, 1927-28).
B.Taylor (extreme right top row).
Goal-kicker Harry Davie (extreme left middle row).
1930 Preston captain-coach Jim Goonan (ex-Brunswick and Carlton) fourth from left in middle row).
W.White (extreme right middle row).
William ‘Bluey’ Summers (second from left front row).
P.O’Doherty (third from left front row).

'Bluey' Summers had won the VFA’s top award - the Recorder Cup - in 1926. Note that Jim Goonan appears to be resting an object (a doll, or maybe the Recorder Cup?) on the head of Summers.
The two suited gentlemen in the back row are
Ernie Hannah (Preston secretary 1926-1933), and long-serving (1926-1947) Preston President, businessman Henry Zwar.
Goonan was replaced as Preston captain-coach at the end of the 1930 season by the legendary Roy Cazaly (ex-South Melbourne and St. Kilda), then aged 38. The 1931 Preston team performed very well under Cazaly and finished third.
Two mascots. Major emulsion damage but no faces obscured.

Further Work Needed

Ex-Richmond player Jack McCormack moved to Preston in 1930.

Jack Petchell - middle row fifth from left
Petchell was South Melbourne captain in 1929 and the comparison (South Melbourne) photo here is from the 1929 Australasian. Petchell was dropped by South, apparently because of lack of form, and in 1930 moved to Preston.

See FOOTBALL. (1930, April 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 17. Retrieved September 5, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4082282

Dr John Harold Petchell was a noted lawn bowler later in life. See http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bv1UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dJMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3600%2C1922791

The person far right in the back row may be the Substitute for the match rather than an official.

The player middle row second left resembles Richmond (1931-32) and Fitzroy (1932-38) player Wally Gray. A player named Gray appears in 1930 Preston team lists, and the Argus reported a Gray from Preston attempting to transfer to Richmond in 1931.
FOOTBALL. (1931, May 5). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 12. Retrieved October 31, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4396803

(Two 1933 photos for comparison)

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

Preston team list
FOOTBALL. (1930, April 22). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 8. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4082677

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