Rose, Bob (SLV 122_188)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/188

Team: Collingwood (VFL)
Location: Victoria Park (Abbotsford)
Date: circa 1951

People: Bob Rose


This is a photograph of Collingwood (VFL) legend Bob Rose photographed on a training night at Victoria Park. Rose is very young here so one can estimate the date of the photo as circa late forties, perhaps not long after his debut with the Magpies in 1946. Rose, from Nyah West, was to become one of the game’s greatest-ever rovers and his memory is revered at Collingwood. He played 152 games and kicked 214 goals for the Magpies from 1946-55. He won the club’s best and fairest award in 1949 and 1951-53, and was runner-up to Bill Hutchison in the 1953 Brownlow Medal. He coached Collingwood from 1964-71 and Footscray 1972-75. Note the same grandstand appears in the background of all four versions of Photo 33, perhaps suggesting the images originated in the same photo session.

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A crop from this image appeared in the 1951 Football Record
Football Record v38n23 Finals Week 2 15-Sep-1951
Football Record v38n23 Finals Week 2 15-Sep-1951

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