Matthews, Herbie (SLV 125_003)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. 125/3

Team: South Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Lake Oval (Albert Park)
Date: late fifties

People: Herbie Matthews


A photographic portrait of South Melbourne champion and erstwhile senior coach Herbie Matthews.

Matthews played 191 games for South Melbourne (1932-45) after being recruited from Fairfield. The wingman was undoubtedly one of South’s greatest-ever players. Matthews, a member of South’s 1933 flag side, tied with Des Fothergill for the 1940 Brownlow Medal and won his club’s best and fairest award five times (1936, 37, 39, 40, 43). He captained the club 1938-45 (captain-coach 1939) and coached 1954-57.

Matthews is wearing the South Melbourne club blazer. The photo was taken in front of the Lake Oval grandstand circa late fifties.

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Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

125_003 - Matthews, Herbie - late fifties v1 - This image
125_004 - Matthews, Herbie - late fifties v2 Cropped

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