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South Melbourne Senior Team 1946 (SLV 122_097)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/97

Team: South Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Junction Oval (St Kilda)
Date: 1946

People:

Back Row: Ron Bywater, probably Norm Duncan, Jack Dempsey, probably Neville Stibbard, Ron Clegg, Alan Linden, Probably Peter Tippett, Probably Wylie Chambers, Tom Roulent
Middle Row: Unknown, Vic Nankervis, Larry Spokes, Unknown, Jack Graham, Vic Castles, Bill King, Reg Richards
Front Row Len Holland, Billy Williams

Comment

This is South Melbourne’s (VFL) First Eighteen photographed in front of a full grandstand at South’s Lake Oval, circa 1946-48.

At the centre of the group is Jack Graham, South’s captain 1946-48. Players definitely identified are Ron Bywater (extreme left top row); Ron Clegg (fifth from left top row); Jack Graham (fourth from right in middle row); Billy Williams (second from left in front row). Sunlight glare slightly obscures some players. Despite the glare, the photo is still a good one. Compare photo South Melbourne Senior Team 1946 (SLV 122_230).


Further Work Needed

Junction Oval not Lake Oval

Game

Nankervis played at Sth Melbourne for 1946 season only so must be a 1946 photo.

Spokes played 4 games, probably the following
Round: 3 Venue: Junction Oval Date: Sat, 04-May-1946 2:45 PM Attendance: 25,000
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1946/071619460504.html


Player Identification

Back Row Second from right is Wiley Chambers.. easily identifiable in other version of this image

Reg Richards Middle Row Far Right
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Vic Castles, Middle Row third Right
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Larry Spokes, Middle Row, 4th from Left
Compare with Argus 1949 Colour Image
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Images supplied on the bigfooty forum by Yakas and bandit 55 provide a probably identity for Neville Stibbard as back row fourth from left and Norm Duncan as back row third from the left
Bif Footy Identifications
Bif Footy Identifications


Norm Duncan (2nd from left), Jack Dempsy (3rd from left) compared to Bug Footy image from 1944
Norm Duncan (2nd from left), Jack Dempsy (3rd from left) compared to Bug Footy image from 1944

See http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/please-identify-south-melbourne-players-1946-and-1950s-seconds-coach.957667/page-2

Jack Dempsey, back row third from left is identified from images in private collections

Three unidentified faces are from
Max Blumfield 174 cm Rover, later Prahran and VFL Umpire
George Perrett 180 cm
Doug Dowling 168 cm ex Williamstown Rover

Argus 25-Jul-1952 p2s - League Umpire Blumfeld
Argus 25-Jul-1952 p2s - League Umpire Blumfeld
Williamstown Chronicle 23-Jan-1948 p1 - Doug Dowling in Williamstown Best and Fairest
Williamstown Chronicle 23-Jan-1948 p1 - Doug Dowling in Williamstown Best and Fairest


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Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

Compare to another 1946 team photo at 122_230 - South Melbourne Senior Team 1946

Clear version of this image at NSM 1986.1170.378




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