South Melbourne Senior Team 1955 (SLV 122_170)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/170

Team: South Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Lake Oval (Albert Park)
Date: 1955

Top row - Possibly Ron Taylor, John Ledwidge, Ian Gillett, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Jack Garrick, Fred Goldsmith
Middle row - Unknown, Don Star, Possibly Don Keyter, Bill Gunn (captain), Mick Sibun (vice-captain), Bob Pratt junior, Unknown, Bob Giles
Front row - Eddie Lane, Jim Dorgan, Ken McCormack, Unknown


This is a South Melbourne (VFL) Senior Team photographed at Lake Oval in front of grandstand on match day. Almost certainly 1955. Ron Clegg did not play for South in 1955. Bill Gunn, who captained the Swans that year in Clegg’s absence, is at the centre of the photo. Mick Sibun, vice-captain in 1955, sits next to Gunn. Bob Pratt junior made his debut for South in 1955.

Further Work Needed

Identified players played together in three matches R8, R9 and R11). Of these three matches only one was a home game, and this photo is with black shorts and with the Lake Oval grandstand in the background.

Round: 9 Venue: Lake Oval Date: Sat, 11-Jun-1955 2:15 PM Attendance: 35000
Sydney 3.7.25 6.9.45 7.14.56 8.15.63
Collingwood 4.1.25 6.3.39 6.13.49 9.18.72
Tied SY by 6 SY by 7 CW by 9


Missing Identifications from: John Ferguson, Lewis Leslie, Ken McCormack, Gerry McDonald, Hugh McLaughlin, Frank Primmer, Ray Reed

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