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Richmond Seconds 1934c (SLV 122_111)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/111

Team: Richmond (VFL) Seconds
Location: Punt Road Oval (East Melbourne)
Date: 1934 or 1935

People:
Jack Cotter - middle row, Second from Right
George Smeaton - middle row, Third from Right
Mick Patton - front row, Second from Right

Comment

This is a Richmond (VFL) Seconds team photographed at Punt Road Oval (Richmond) 1934 or 1935. Two players are recognised - Jack Cotter and George Smeaton. Cotter (second from right in the middle row) won the Richmond Seconds best and fairest in 1934 and played for Richmond seniors from 1935-41. Smeaton (third from the right in the middle row) played for the Tiger Senior Team from 1935 to 1946 before becoming a successful coach at VFA club Oakleigh. Both players are pictured in the c.1940-41 Richmond team (Photo 2 version 2, H2008.122/107).

Further Work Needed


Front Row, second from right is probably Mick Patton
Compare the image here to that of Patton in a 1937 team photo identified in the 'Tigerland' Book.
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(Identification and reference thanks to James Taylor)

Top Row third from left resembles J. Wells (Possibly Billy Wells?), also in a 1937 team photo identified in the 'Tigerland' Book. Note the ears.
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Top Row Far left resembles Bill Perkins. But Perkins did not play until 1940 (Born 1920) and would be far too young.
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Duplicates - Near Identical Photos



Seconds team lists from 1935
LEAGUE SECONDS. (1935, August 16). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11758135

League Seconds. (1935, June 28). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 12. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12253173

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