Highlights

  • Victoria won 'A' Division of the Carnival on percentage.
  • Tasmania won 'B' Division of the Carnival, and were elevated to 'A' Division for the 1950 ANFC Carnival.
  • Before the final 1947 Carnival match, a dog ran on to the North Hobart Oval and buried a saveloy in the centre of the field.
  • Two Test cricketers played in the 1947 ANFC Carnival. Australian Test all-rounder Keith Miller lined up for New South Wales, and future Australian Test wicket-keeper Gil Langley played for South Australia.
  • Western Australia defeated Victoria (VFL). This was Victoria's first Carnival loss since 1921. Western Australia's Harry Carbon would be given the nickname 'Hobart Harry' for his efforts in this particular game.
  • 21-year-old Arthur Hodgson from Queenstown (Tasmania), without ever having played in the three major Tasmanian football leagues, found his way into the 1947 Tasmanian team. Hodgson later represented Victoria (as a Carlton player) in 1950. He returned to his home state and played for Tasmania in the 1953, 1956 and 1958 ANFC Carnivals.
  • Four Trewick brothers lined up for Queensland. They included future Stawell Gift winner Ken Trewick.
  • Geelong's full-forward Lindsay White kicked eleven goals against Queensland, and then six goals in the Final against South Australia. He was equal leading goal kicker for the Carnival with seventeen goals. White kicked a further six goals against the combined WA/SA side in the Charity match, taking his total to twenty-three goals in three appearances. Tasmania's captain, Lance Collins, former Coburg and Carlton forward, was the other who kicked seventeen goals.


Preparations

World War Two caused the cancellation of many sporting events, including the 1940 ANFC Carnival scheduled to be held in Tasmania. When the War ended in 1945, and planning began for the first post-war Carnival, Tasmania remained the destination of choice.
Advocate - Burnie Tas 20-May-1940 p4
Advocate - Burnie Tas 20-May-1940 p4


The World in 1947

Sydney Morning Herald 7-Aug-1947 p11
Sydney Morning Herald 7-Aug-1947 p11

The whole world was unsettled and changing in 1947. Newspapers reflected the international turmoil. The Bill to partition India and Pakistan was debated in the British Parliament, and was passed only weeks after the ANFC Carnival was over. In Palestine, conflict between British forces and Jewish settlers intensified, leading to war and the eventual creation of the state of Israel in 1948. In what is now Indonesia, Dutch soldiers fought locals in an attempt to retain colonial control. In Britain, rationing continued. In Australia, post-war immigrants from Europe had begun to arrive. Sport boomed around the country, and as if to symbolise this, a number of football teams from other states arrived in Tasmania by aeroplane, embracing new technology and flying from Essendon Airport in Melbourne. It would however be another ten years before Television arrived in the antipodes.

Umpires

The News Adelaide 2-Jul-47 p8
The News Adelaide 2-Jul-47 p8


Scheduling

The schedule of matches for the 1947 ANFC Carnival was rather complicated. It was certainly more complex than simply two separate divisions playing each other independently (intermingled with a few 'meaningless' games outside of the Carnival program proper).

Part One of the Carnival (July 30 to August 3) involved two Divisions, with each playing a knock-out competition. Firstly, the 'B' Division teams (New South Wales, Queensland, Canberra and Tasmania) played off. 'A' Division (South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria) followed. Allowance was made for the (albeit remote) possibility of a 'B' Division team winning 'A' Division.

Part Two of the Carnival (August 4 and after) is possibly best described as consisting of warm-up matches for the two teams in the Final, followed by consolation games for those teams not playing in the warm-up games - followed at last by the Final! The 'premiership' team in each Division was of course finally decided by wins against teams within the same Division, but the best-performed 'B' Division teams won the right to play matches against the 'A' Division sides.

The published schedule of the Carnival outlined three categories of matches: 'A' Division, 'B' Division, and potentially 'A' Division.
Examiner Launceston 29-Jul-1947 p4
Examiner Launceston 29-Jul-1947 p4


At the completion of the Carnival a Charity Day was held in Launceston, highlighted by a match between a combined Western Australia/South Australia team and Victoria.

Venue and Weather


North Hobart Oval

Opened in 1922 and home of the North Hobart Football Club, the Oval was also League Headquarters for the Tasmanian Football League (TFL). This was the second of three times that North Hobart Oval would be the venue for an interstate Carnival. North Hobart hosted the 1924 Carnival and would later host the 1966 Carnival. North Hobart would also host the first VFL/AFL game played in Tasmania when Fitzroy defeated Melbourne in 1952.

Situated on the hilly edges of the inland side of the Queens Domain bushland in central Hobart the ground was upgraded for the 1947 Carnival, but the sand covered cricket pitch in the centre would create a soggy area in throughout the rain drenched event.

North Hobart Oval Photos

Hobart Mercury 26-Jul-1947 p1
Hobart Mercury 26-Jul-1947 p1
Hobart Mercury 30-Jul-1947 p1
Hobart Mercury 30-Jul-1947 p1
Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p1
Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p1


Teams

The selection of players in the 1933 carnival was limited to those playing in the relevant leagues. It was not State of Origin. Squads were limited to 25 players but other players and ex-players also came to the Carnival to watch and to catch up.

Team heights and weights were published in the Launceston Examiner on July 29 at the start of the Carnival.1 Although the final lists contained some slight variations in the teams, the list provides some interesting data. Victoria, the eventual winners of the competition were also the tallest and heaviest team, while Canberra, the worst performing team was also the shortest and lightest.

State Age Feet Inches Stone Pounds
Vic 25 5 11.3 12 12.0
SA 25.7 5 10.1 12 7.3
WA 25.6 5 10.7 12 5.6
Tas 24.3 5 10.8 12 5.7
NSW 25.3 5 10.1 12 4.2
Qld 25.2 5 10.1 12 4.2
Can 24 5 9.6 11 12.3


Canberra

Oddly the A.C.T. team was always referred to as the Canberra Team. Team captain A.Stevens was Newtown captain and winner of the 1946 Mulrooney Medal for Best and Fairest in the League. Any details on the Canberra team would be more than welcome.

Canberra Team List

Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
D Berry 22 5' 7 11s Acton
H Madigan 23 6' 13s 7 Acton
J Backen 21 6' 1 12s 7 Ainslie
R Bloomfield 26 5' 10 ½ 12s 7 Ainslie
J Connelly 27 5' 10 12s Ainslie
R Furler 29 5' 8 ½ 13s 4 Ainslie
A Stevens (c) 23 6' 1 12s 7 Ainslie
L Drayton 25 6' 13s Eastlake
Alf Drayton 26 5' 7 ½ 10s 7 Eastlake
H Edlington 21 6' 12s 7 Eastlake
R Hawke 24 5' 5 10s 7 Eastlake
K Hill 24 5' 11 12s 7 Eastlake
N Malone 22 6' 13s 7 Eastlake
R Noonan 27 5' 8 10s 7 Eastlake
V Ryan 26 5' 11 12s Eastlake
George Sharp 27 6' 12s Eastlake
J Brophy 22 5' 6 11s Manuka
N Custance (vc) 25 5' 10 ½ 12s 7 Manuka
J Dorman 28 5' 8 11s 2 Manuka
Kevin Flynn 25 5' 8 ½ 9s 6 Manuka
J Hurley 23 5' 6 11s Manuka
G Pini 21 5' 6 11s Manuka
K Hogan 22 6' 13s 8 Queanbeyan
G Sherd 22 5' 6 11s Queanbeyan
C Axelby 19 5' 11 ½ 12s

Source for Age, Height, Weight2

See SURPRISE SELECTIONS IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM. (1947, July 7). The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), p. 3. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2719327

New South Wales

NSW had recently defeated Queensland and Broken Hill and came into the Carnival with some confidence. Allan Smyth, the Newtown captain led the team. John "Ossie" Grose, a small 5’ 2" rover, and another Newtown player, would go on to be elected into the Sydney AFL Hall of Fame. Many players on all teams had seen war service. Fred Edwards had served in the RAAF in Europe and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. But the biggest name by far on the NSW team was Keith Miller, who had moved to Sydney after the war. Miller had started playing with Brighton in the VFA before playing with StKilda. But Miller was known as a Test Cricketer and would gain a reputation as probably the best All-Rounder to ever play for his country. NSW would be Tasmania's biggest rivals for 'B' Division honours.

NSW players were mainly from the Sydney League, but Gillespie, Simmons and Grose formed the combined Broken Hill team's centre line while Albury player Jim Matthews and SWDFL players Eddie Luhrs and Bob Dryburgh added to the mix and demonstrated that the NSW team was a combined State Team and not just a team representing the Sydney League.

New South Wales Team Photo and Team List

NSW Carnival Team 1947 Source - Dale Matheson - Photographer J.J.N. Barnett Photo
NSW Carnival Team 1947 Source - Dale Matheson - Photographer J.J.N. Barnett Photo


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
D Coleman 26 5' 8 12s 5 Eastern Suburbs
Roy Hayes 22 5' 10 12s 4 Eastern Suburbs
Fred Edwards 25 5' 7 10s 4 Eastern Suburbs (DFC Medal Fighter Pilot)
Allan Smyth (c) 30 6' 2 13s 7 Newtown
John 'Ossie' Grose 23 5' 2 10s 7 Newtown St Kilda
Roy Watterston 23 6' 0 13s 5 Newtown
Emrys Owen 26 6' 0 12s 13 Newtown
Joe Hughes 25 6' 0 12s 6 Newtown
Frank Larkin 25 5' 9 12s 6 Newtown
Ken Champion 26 5' 11 12s 10 North Shore ex Subiaco WA
Andy Davidson 23 5' 8 13s 10 RAAF club (Originally from SA)
Roy Matthews 22 6' 2 12s 10 South Sydney (WW2 RAAF in Melbourne)
Fred Felstead 25 5' 7 10s 10 South Sydney
Roy Wilson 23 5' 9 11s 6 St George
Jack Browne 29 5' 10 12s 8 St George
Jim Cracknell (vc) 24 5' 10 13s 1 Sydney
Jack Thomson 28 6' 2 13s Sydney (Ex Glenelg)
L Grose 19 5' 9 10s 7 Broken Hill (Centrals)
A Gillespie 27 5' 6 10s 7 Broken Hill (Norths)
L Simmons 23 5' 8 11s 5 Broken Hill (Souths)
Eddie Luhrs 30 6' 2 13s 8 SWDFL - Leeton (ex North Melbourne Club, possibly Seconds)
Bob Dryburgh 24 5' 11 13s 1 SWDFL - Narandera
Jim Matthews 27 6' 1 12s 1 O&M League - Albury (South Sydney ) Interstate Tennis Player
Keith Miller 27 6' 0 13s 8 Test Cricketer, ex St Kilda/ Brighton
J Stevens 29 5' 10 12s 11

Source for Age, Height, Weight3

Brief Bio's on NSW players who played at Broken Hill June 1947 - N.S.W. LEAGUE TEAM HERE ON SATURDAY. (1947, June 11). Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved August 25, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48498952

Queensland

Captain Dick Parton from the Windsor team led Queensland which also combined the four Trewick brothers hailing from the same club. Jim, the youngest brother was QFL Leading Goal kicker in 1947. Tom Calder had briefly represented South Melbourne in 1945 when he had been stationed in Melbourne when he was in the RAAF. Calder would succeed Parton as Queensland captain in 1948. Erwin Dornau was signed to South Melbourne after his performance at the 1947 Carnival. Doug Pittard was named in the Queensland Team of the Century and had broken his ankle while playing for Footscray reserves during the war. Pittand was another future State captain, captaining Queensland 1949-52.

Queensland Team Photo and Team List

Queensland Carnival Team 1947 Source:The Mercury Hobart 23-Jul-1947 p24 - Photographer Unknown
Queensland Carnival Team 1947 Source:The Mercury Hobart 23-Jul-1947 p24 - Photographer Unknown


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
K Bone 25 5' 8 11s 9
Harold 'Mick' Byrne 31 6' 1 13s 10 Mayne
Tom Calder 29 6' 0 13s 6 Coorparoo AFL Qld Hall of Fame
D Cranstoun 22 6' 0 12s
Erwin Dornau 23 6' 0 12s 8 Kedron AFL Qld Hall of Fame
R Geschke 20 5' 9 12s Windsor
F Giffin 27 5' 7 12s
À Hollingsworth 24 6' 0 11s 7
J Hopkins 26 5' 8 10s 2
L Jackson 24 6' 0 13s
Don Northover 23 5' 11 10s 6
Dick Parton (c) 29 6' 0 12s 5 Windsor AFL Qld Hall of Fame
Gordon 'Frekles' Phelan 26 5' 8 11s 4 Kedron AFL Qld Hall of Fame
Doug Pittard 33 5' 9 ½ 11s 2 Western Districts AFL Qld Hall of Fame
C Potter 32 5' 8 10s 1
L Sanders 19 5' 7 13s 7
Col Taylor 23 6' 1 ½ 12s Kedron AFL Qld Hall of Fame
Phil Trewick 24 6' 0 11s 4 Windsor
Ken Trewick 21 5' 11 11s Windsor
Jim Trewick 20 5' 9 11s 4 Windsor AFL Qld Hall of Fame
Alan Trewick 25 5' 8 10s 5 Windsor
R Warren 19 5' 10 12s
R Wixted 24 5' 5 10s
George Nuss (vc) 29 5' 7 10s Mayne AFL Qld Hall of Fame
F Willetts 30 5' 7 10s

Source for Age, Height, Weight4

For brief bio's see Queensland Side Includes Four Brothers. (1947, July 29). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26407302

South Australia

In an era where football players were payed less than the average weekly wage for playing football, non-Victorian teams remained strong. Many of the great names in this South Australian Team never played in Victoria. This team featured many South Australian Football Hall of Fame players including a young Fos Williams, a future State captain who was named in the 'Sporting Life' All-Australian Team of the Year in both 1950 and 1951. On both occasions he was selected in the Forward pocket. Team captain Bob Quinn had already won two Magarey Medal's and vice captain Bob Hank would equal that feat later in 1947 when he won his second. The biggest omission from the team was Norwood's Jack Oatey who had been injured during selection.

While at the Carnival, 19 year old Bernie Smith from West Adelaide would attract attention of the interstate scouts. He would play for Geelong in 1948 where he would win a Brownlow medal, captain Geelong in 1954 and find his was into the AFL Team of the Century in the back pocket.

Two South Australian players (Norm Headon and Lew Roberts) were injured and were replaced before the Carnival by Norm Betson and Lyall Kretschmer.

S.A. Team Photo and Team List

South Australia Carnival Team 1947 - Source:The Chronicle Adelatide 24-Jul-1947 p21 Photographer:Krischock
South Australia Carnival Team 1947 - Source:The Chronicle Adelatide 24-Jul-1947 p21 Photographer:Krischock


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
Norm Betson Glenelg
Allan Crabb 24 6' 2 13s 3 Glenelg Magarey Medal 1949, SANFL Hall of Fame
Ross Lehmann 27 6' 1 ½ 13s 4 North Adelaide
Frank O'Leary 25 6' 0 13s 1 North Adelaide
K.J. 'Sam' Gallagher 21 5' 10 11s 3 Norwood
Alan Giles 19 6' 1 ½ 12s 3 Norwood
Doug Olds 20 5' 4 ½ 9s 12 Norwood South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Neville Way 24 6' 0 13s 10 Norwood
William McFarlane 28 5' 8 12s 6 Port Adelaide
Bob Quinn (c) 32 5' 7 11s 7 Port Adelaide Magarey Medal 1938,45 , SANFL Hall of Fame
Reg Schumann 28 6' 0 11s 8 Port Adelaide
A.R. Bob McLean 32 6' 4 16s Port Adelaide South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Len Lapthorne 28 5' 6 11s 2 South Adelaide
Lyall Kretschmer Port Adelaide
Colin Ingham 31 6' 0 ½ 13s 8 Sturt
Gil Langley 27 5' 8 11s 10 Sturt Test Cricketer
Jim Schober 25 6' 1 14s 12 Sturt
Edward George Tilley 26 6' 0 13s Sturt
Colin Smith 30 5' 11 15s 4 West Adelaide South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Bernie Smith 19 5' 8 11s 6 West Adelaide South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Fos Williams 24 5' 7 ½ 11s 7 West Adelaide South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Garth Burkett 20 5' 8 11s 4 West Adelaide (Later Interstate for NSW)
C Cox 27 5' 9 12s 2 West Torrens
Bob Hank (vc) 24 5' 9 11s 10 West Torrens Magarey Medal 1946,47, South Australian Football Hall of Fame
Charlie Pyatt 24 5' 10 ½ 12s 12 West Torrens
Norm Headon 27 5' 8 ½ 12s 6 Sturt (Injured in Warm up game and replaced)
Lew Roberts 29 5' 10 12s 10 Port Adelaide (Injured in Warm up game and replaced)

Source for Age, Height, Weight5

Chronicle Adelaide 31-Jul-1947 p20
Chronicle Adelaide 31-Jul-1947 p20


Tasmania

The Tasmanian Team was led by Sandy Bay player and ex Carlton player Lance Collins and consisted of players from four different Leagues (The northern NTFA and NWFU Leagues, the Hobart centred TFL and 21 year old Arthur Hodgson from Queenstown whose efforts would soon see him recruited to Carlton. The Tasmanian squad had six players from 1947 TFL premiers North Hobart where the North Hobart Oval was their Home Ground. Seven players on the squad are recognised in the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame (Atkins, Chilcott, Leedham, Cashion, Rae, Eaton, Hodgson) including two Hall of Fame Icons (Noel Atkins, Terry Cashion and Arthur Hodgson).

The big scandal in the Tasmanian Team was when two NWFU players (Waldron and Castles) not selected for a match returned to their clubs to play and were subsequently removed from the squad.

Tasmanian Team Photo and Team List

Tasmanian Carnival Team 1947 Source - Dale Matheson - Photographer Unknown
Tasmanian Carnival Team 1947 Source - Dale Matheson - Photographer Unknown


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
Noel Atkins 21 5' 6 10s 9 Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame
Bert Chilcott 29 6' 0 15s North Launceston NTFA Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame
John Leedham 19 6' 0 12s North Launceston NTFA Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame
Ray Summers 20 6' 1 13s 8 North Launceston NTFA
Darryl Crosswell 21 5' 11 11s 9 Launceston NTFA Tassie Medal 1950
Lance Crosswell 25 5' 11 12s 7 Launceston NTFA
Terry Cashion 26 5' 10 ½ 11s 3 Clarence TFL Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Icon
Jack Sullivan (vc) 27 6' 1 13s 11 Hobart TFL
Terry Pullen 28 6' 0 ½ 11s 12 North Hobart TFL
Vern Rae 31 6' 0 ½ 13s 8 North Hobart TFL Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame
Ernie Reid 23 5' 9 10s 10 North Hobart TFL
Darryl Challender 27 6' 1 ½ 14s North Hobart TFL
Darryl Eaton 19 5' 5 9s 13 North Hobart TFL Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame
Morrie Williams 23 5' 11 ½ 12s North Hobart TFL
Lance Collins (c) 29 6' 0 12s 4 Sandy Bay TFL
Lance Gaunt 27 5' 10 ½ 12s 6 Sandy Bay TFL
Stan O'Neill 29 5' 10 12s 8 Sandy Bay TFL
Ernie Pinkington 27 5' 9 ½ 11s 7 Sandy Bay TFL
Ian "Stumpy" Westell 21 6' 1 13s 5 Sandy Bay TFL
Roy Witzerman 21 5' 10 12s 12 New Town TFL
Bert Waldron 27 6' 0 12s 8 Wynyard NWFU
Reg Castles 23 5' 11 13s Cooee NWFU
Jervis Stokes 19 5' 10 12s 8 Burnie NWFU
Lance Webb 23 5' 9 12s 9 East Devonport NWFU
Arthur Hodgson 21 5' 10 11s 13 Queenstown QFA Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

Source for Age, Height, Weight6

Tasmanian Carnival Team 1947 Source - FullPointsFooty - Photographer Unknown
Tasmanian Carnival Team 1947 Source - FullPointsFooty - Photographer Unknown



Victoria

Led by Collingwood legend Phonse Kyne, Victoria sent a strong side to the Carnival. Each VFL club was represented by two players unlike other states were the best overall players were selected regardless of club. Nor was any attempt made to include the VFA who would return to the ANFC in 1950 but would play as a separate entity and not form part of a combined Victorian team.

At the Carnival Lindsay White from Geelong would star in full forward, but within a month of finishing the carnival, Fred Fanning would kick his famous VFL/AFL record of 18 goals in a single game (one more than White's Carnival total of 17). In the 1947 Grand Final Essendon's Percy Bushby and Bill Hutchison and Carlton's Bert Deacon and Jack Howell would all play in a nail biter that Carlton would eventually win by a single point.

Victoria were always the team to beat in the Carnival and had a reputation for a strong final quarter where their superior size and fitness would tell against other teams.

Victorian Team Photo and Team List

Victorian (VFL) Carnival Team 1947 The Mercury Hobart 15-Jul-1947 p23 - Photographer Unknown
Victorian (VFL) Carnival Team 1947 The Mercury Hobart 15-Jul-1947 p23 - Photographer Unknown


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
Bert Deacon 24 5' 11 12s 6 Carlton Brownlow Medal 1947
Jack Howell 22 6' 4 14s 9 Carlton
Phonse Kyne (c) 31 6' 2 14s 6 Collingwood Australian Football Hall of Fame
Lou Richards 24 5' 6 11s 10 Collingwood Australian Football Hall of Fame
Percy Bushby 28 6' 2 ½ 14s 6 Essendon
Bill Hutchison 24 5' 8 ½ 10s 10 Essendon Brownlow Medal 1952, Australian Football Hall of Fame
Noel jarvis 22 5' 8 10s 5 Fitzroy
Alan Ruthven 24 5' 9 11s 7 Fitzroy Brownlow Medal 1950, Australian Football Hall of Fame
Len McCankie 22 6' 0 12s 7 Footscray
Marty McDonnell 26 6' 0 12s 7 Footscray
Fred Flanagan 23 6' 1 13s 10 Geelong
Lindsay White 25 6' 1 12s 10 Geelong
Wally Culpitt 29 5' 10 11s 11 Hawthorn
Kevin Curran 27 6' 0 13s 10 Hawthorn
Fred Fanning 25 6' 3 ½ 16s Melbourne Australian Football Hall of Fame
Shane McGrath 28 6' 0 14s Melbourne
Kevin Dynon 21 5' 11 13s 4 North Melbourne
Les Foote 22 5' 11 ½ 13s 6 North Melbourne Australian Football Hall of Fame
Leo Merrett 27 5' 8 ½ 12s 2 Richmond
Max Oppy 22 5' 9 12s 6 Richmond
Jack Graham (vc) 30 6' 4 15s 11 South Melbourne
Bill King 26 5' 10 ½ 12s 2 South Melbourne
Harold Bray 26 5' 10 11s 8 St Kilda
Keith Rosewarne 22 5' 8 10s 10 St Kilda

Source for Age, Height, Weight7

Argus 30-Jul-1947 p3
Argus 30-Jul-1947 p3



Western Australia

Captain Merv Macintosh was the tallest player at the carnival and a three time winner of the Sandover Medal. The West ern Australians had a strong team including three future WAFL Hall of fame Legends Macintosh, Jack Sheedy and Stan Heal.

There were six East Fremantle players in the team. From 1945-47, including all matches in the 1946 season, East Freemantle had won 35 consecutive matches and had one of their all-time best teams.

The WA/SA match would be the biggest grudge match of the Carnival. WA had won both encounters in 1946, and would have come to the Carnival with very high expectations.

Western Australian Team Photo and Team List

Western AustraliaCarnival Team 1947 Source:West Australian 26-Jul-1947 p14 - Photographer Camera Portrait Studio Perth
Western AustraliaCarnival Team 1947 Source:West Australian 26-Jul-1947 p14 - Photographer Camera Portrait Studio Perth


Name Age Height Weight Club Notes
Les McClements 25 6' 13s 2 Claremont Tassie Medal 1947, Later represented Tas
Bill O'Neill (vc) 29 6' 1 12s 7 Claremont
Vic French 25 5' 5 11s 5 East Fremantle
Jack Green 23 5' 8 10s 12 East Fremantle
Harold Jeffreys 24 5' 7 11s 10 East Fremantle
George Prince 29 5' 10 ½ 13s East Fremantle WAFL Hall of Fame
Jack Sheedy 20 5' 7 ½ 12s 9 East Fremantle WAFL Hall of Fame - Legend
Norm Wendt 29 6' 1 13s East Fremantle
Ray Starr 30 6' 1 13s East Perth
Jack Sweet 28 6' 0 ½ 13s 5 East Perth
Frank Sparrow 20 6' 0 12s 1 East Perth WAFL Hall of Fame
Merv McIntosh (c) 25 6' 5 15s 7 Perth Sandover Medal 1948, 53,54, WAFL Hall of Fame - Legend
Sid Shaw 24 5' 1 12s 4 Perth
Ron Tucker 26 6' 1 12s 4 Perth
Harry Carbon 24 5' 9 ½ 11s 7 South Fremantle
Dave Ingraham 26 6' 1 13s 12 South Fremantle
Clive Lewington 27 5' 8 ½ 10s 8 South Fremantle Sandover Medal 1947, WAFL Hall of Fame
Jack Murray 34 5' 10 11s 10 South Fremantle
Bernie Naylor 24 6' 2 12s 9 South Fremantle WAFL Hall of Fame
Jack Reilly 30 5' 10 ½ 12s 3 South Fremantle
W 'Bill' Alderman 24 6' 3 12s 10 Subiaco
Fred Buttsworth 20 5' 11 ½ 12s 7 West Perth Sandover Medal 1951, WAFL Hall of Fame
Len Harman 22 5' 11 ½ 12s 4 West Perth
Stan Heal 27 5' 7 10s 10 West Perth WAFL Hall of Fame - Legend
Norm Lamb 25 6' 12s 8 West Perth

Source for Age, Height, Weight8

Daily News Perth - 28-ju-1947 p1 - Relaidout
Daily News Perth - 28-ju-1947 p1 - Relaidout
The Daily News Perth 5-Jul-1947 p23
The Daily News Perth 5-Jul-1947 p23


The Event

Opening Ceremony

Australian Rules Football is not known for the quality or glitz of its opening ceremonies. Carnival tradition involved a march around the oval with team flags. A bit of spice was added by the appearance of famous cyclist Hubert Opperman who was nearing retirement, but most of the attention would be on the football.
1947 Carnival Source - Dale Matheson
1947 Carnival Source - Dale Matheson


More Opening Ceremony Photos.

Mecury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p4
Mecury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p4
Daily News Perth - 2-Aug-1947 p34
Daily News Perth - 2-Aug-1947 p34
Mecury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p4
Mecury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p4
Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p16
Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p16
News - Adelaide 31-Jul-1947 p1
News - Adelaide 31-Jul-1947 p1
West Australian 2-Aug-1947
West Australian 2-Aug-1947



Match 01 to Match 04 - Which 'B' Division Team gets a shot at 'A' Division

On day one the four 'B' Division teams played off. The winners of the matches on the opening day then played off on day 2 for a chance at 'A' Division glory. On Day One NSW and Tasmania easily accounted for their rivals forcing themselves into the playoff game. Lance Collins kicked 9 goals for Tasmania in their 102 point win over Queensland and for New South Wales, Keith Miller and vice captain Jim Cracknell each bagged 5 goals in an 80 point win over Canberra.

In the playoff game Tasmania held on for a thrilling 10 point win over New South Wales. The following day Queensland accounted for Canberra by 10 points.

Match 01 to Match 04 Details


Match 01 - Wed 30-Jul-1947 NSW v Canberra, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
New South Wales8.5 (53)12.14 (86)17.22 (124)18.22 (130)
Canberra2.0 (12)6.1 (37)6.3 (39)7.8 (50)
NSW by 41NSW by 49NSW by 85NSW by 80


Goal Kickers
NSW: J.Cracknell 5, K.Miller 5, J Grose 3, D Coleman 2, J Hughes 2, E.Owan
Canberra: G.Sharp 2, N Custance, N.Malone, D.Berry, R.Hawke, J.Dorman
Umpire: J.Virth (Tas)

Match Review: The Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20

Match 02 - Wed 30-Jul-1947 Tasmania v Queensland, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Tasmania5.7 (37)13.11 (89)15.15 (105)22.26 (158)
Queensland0.1 (1)2.2 (14)4.7 (31)6.8 (56)
Tas by 36Tas by 75Tas by 74Tas by 102


Goal Kickers
Tas: L.Collins 9, T.Cashion 5, R.Summers 3, I.Westell 2, L.Webb 2, R.Castles
Qld: G.Nuss 2, J.Trewick 2, L.Sanders, P.Trewink
Umpire: D.Cronin (WA)
Match Review: The Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20

Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20 Tas v Qld
Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20 Tas v Qld
Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20 Tas v Qld
Mercury Hobart 31-Jul-1947 p20 Tas v Qld


Match 03 - Fri 1-Aug-1947 Tasmania v NSW, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Tasmania3.2 (20)9.5 (59)13.8 (86)16.10 (106)
New South Wales3.6 (24)6.8 (44)10.12 (72)13.18 (96)
NSW by 4Tas by 15Tas by 14Tas by 10


Goal Kickers
Tas: T.Cashion 4, R.Summers 3, L.Collins, 2, I.Westell 2, R.Castles 2, D.Challender 2, V.Rae
NSW: J Grose (3), F.Larkin (3), J.Cracknell (3), J.Hughes 2, K.Miller, R.Dryburgh
Umpire: K.McAlpin (SA)
Match Review: The Mercury Hobart 2-Aug-1947 p24

The Age 2-Aug-1947 p5 Tas v NSW
The Age 2-Aug-1947 p5 Tas v NSW
Mercury Hobart 2-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v NSW
Mercury Hobart 2-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v NSW


Match 04 - Sat 4-Aug-1947 Queensland v Canberra, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Queensland1.1 (7)2.5 (17)5.7 (37)11.10 (76)
Canberra2.11 (23)3.17 (35)5.23 (53)7.24 (66)
CA by 16CA by 18CA by 4Qld by 10


Goal Kickers
Qld: J.Trewick 5, R.Parton 2, D.Prittard 2, T.Calder, R.Geschke,
Can: H.Madigan 3, H.Edington 2, Sharpe, Hawke
L.Drayton Canberra left field early in third term with a sprained ankle and replaced by J.Harley?
Umpire D.J Cronin (WA)
Match Review: The Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p18

Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p18 Qld v Can
Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p18 Qld v Can
Hob Cnvl 1947 - Can vs Qld - Source: FullpointsFooty (Pandora Archive)
Hob Cnvl 1947 - Can vs Qld - Source: FullpointsFooty (Pandora Archive)


Match 05 - Sat 4-Aug-1947 S.A. v W.A., North Hobart Oval

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
South Australia5.4 (34)9.10 (64)13.14 (92)20.18 (138)
Western Australia2.5 (17)5.7 (37)11.10 (76)15.12 (102)
SA by 14SA by 27SA by 16SA by 36


Goal Kickers
SA: Quinn 3, Hank 3, Way 3, Langley 3, McLean 3, Betson 2, Kretschmer, O'Leary, Williams
WA:McLements 4, French 3, Tucker 3, naylor 3, Carbon, Prince
Umpire F.Spokes (V)
Match Review: The Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p18

M.Macintosh WA probable fracture to left wrist, replaced by O'Neill
J.Murray WA bruised leg muscle in last quarter replaced by F.Sparrow
L.Harman WA pulled a tendon in the last quarter but finished the game

Age 4-Aug-1947 p8 SA v WA
Age 4-Aug-1947 p8 SA v WA
Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p4 SA v WA
Mercury Hobart 4-Aug-1947 p4 SA v WA
West Australian 5-Aug-1947 p6 WA v SA
West Australian 5-Aug-1947 p6 WA v SA


Match 06 to 08 Tasmania's Chance and Warm-Up Games

Match 06 saw the winner of the 'B' Division get a chance at winning the overall competition by beating one of the 'A' Divsion teams. This pitted the strong Western Australian Team against Tasmania, which saw Tasmania play well, but Western Australia knocked them over by 48 points.

With this result Match 06 did not count toward either the 'A' Division or 'B' Division ladders. The other games were always just a warm up for the 'A' Division Teams. Victoria showed no mercy in a 202 drubbing of Queensland and South Australia easily accounted for New South Wales by 71 points.

Match 06 to 08 Details

Match 06 - Mon 4-Aug-1947 W.A. v Tasmania, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Western Australia1.5 (11)7.15 (57)10.17 (77)17.24 (126)
Tasmania2.4 (16)5.6 (36)9.10 (64)11.12 (78)
Tas by 5WA by 21WA by 13WA by 48


Goal Kickers
WA: Nayor 4, French 3, Sheedy 3, Tucker 2, McClements 2, Prince, Ingram, Buttsworth
Tas: Westell 3, Atkins 2, Stokes 2, Collins, Summers, Gaunt, Challender
Umpire Spokes (V)
Match Review: The West Australian 5-Aug-1947 p5

J.Green WA injured muscle in arm replaced by H.Jeffreys at half time
C.Lewington (WA) injured arm, replaced by H.Carbon in 3rd quarter

Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v WA
Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v WA


Match 07 - Mon 4-Aug-1947 Victoria v Queensland, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Victoria7.5 (47)16.11 (107)24.15 (159)36.17 (221)
Queensland1.2 (8)2.4 (16)2.4 (16)2.7 (19)
Vic by 39Vic by 91Vic by 143Vic by 202


Goal Kickers
Vic:White 11, Ruthven 7, Richards 5, Rosenwarne 4, Culpitt 4, Graham 3, Kyne, Howell
Qld: Jackson, K.Trewick
Umpire: J.Virth (T.) replaced by J.Cronin (WA at half time due to injury
Match Review: The Mercury 5-Aug-1947 p23

R.Warren cut forehead , replaced by R.Wixted in Second Quarter

Argus 6-Aug-1947 p6 Vic v Qld
Argus 6-Aug-1947 p6 Vic v Qld
Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p23 vic v QLD
Mercury Hobart 5-Aug-1947 p23 vic v QLD
Sydney Morning Herald 7-Aug-1947 p11 Vic v Qld
Sydney Morning Herald 7-Aug-1947 p11 Vic v Qld


Match 08 Wed 6 Aug-1947 S.A. v NSW, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
South Australia3.2 (20)10.5 (65)14.9 (93)17.9 (111)
New South Wales2.3 (15)4.5 (29)4.5 (29)5.10 (40)
SA by 5SA by 36SA by 64SA by 71


Goal Kickers
SA: H Lehmann 3, A.Crabb 3, Lapthorne 2, Langley 2, Way 2, McLean 2, F.Williams, Kretshmer, Schober
NSW: Smyth 2, J.Grose 2, Owen
Umpire : DJ Cronin (WA)
Match Review: The Mercury 7-Aug-1947 p24

Injured F.Larkin (NSW) 2md Quarter - Replaced by F.Felstead

Mercury Hobart 8-Aug-1947 p12 SA v NSW
Mercury Hobart 8-Aug-1947 p12 SA v NSW


Match 09 Wed 6 Aug-1947 W.A. v Victoria, North Hobart Oval - Victory for the West

The carnival was organised to culminate with the best two teams in the competition playing off on the final day, but both South Australia and Western Australia produced strong teams. Western Australia's 4 point win was well deserved. It came by outscoring the Vic's in the final quarter where usually Victoria were the stronger finishers. The match of the Tournament.

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Western Australia3.3 (21)8.6 (54)12.8 (80)16.10 (106)
Victoria7.4 (46)9.4 (58)14.9 (93)15.12 (102)
Vic by 25Vic by 4Vic by 13WA by 4


Goal Kickers
WA: R.Carbon 2, F.Buttsworth 2, J Sweet 2, G.Prince 2, B.Naylor 2, D.Ingram 2, S.Heal, J.Reilly, R.Tucker, McLements
Vic: L.White 5, W.Hutchison 4, A.Ruthven 2, L.Richards 2, L.Merrett, J.Howell
Umpire K.L. Alpin (SA)
Match Review: The West Australian 7-Aug-1947 p6

Injured: J.Sheedy (WA) Broken Collarbone replaced by N.Wendt at three Quarter time
Injured Les Foote (Vic) Head Injury - replaced by Max Oppy at Half time

Age 7-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v WA
Age 7-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v WA


More W.A. v Victoria Photos

Age 7-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v WA
Age 7-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v WA
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p24 WA v Vic
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p24 WA v Vic
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p24 WA v Vic
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p24 WA v Vic
Advocate - Burnie Tas 11Aug47 p5
Advocate - Burnie Tas 11Aug47 p5


Match 10 and Match 11 'Final Round of 'B' Division Games

No surprises as Tasmania accounted for Canberra by 76 points and New South Wales defeated Queensland by 54 points. Tasmania clinched the 'B' Division title and won all it's 'B' Division games.

Match 10 and Match 11 Details

Match 10 - Fri 8-Aug-1947 NSW v Queensland, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
New South Wales5.4 (34)8.8 (56)12.12 (84)14.12 (96)
Queensland2.5 (17)4.5 (29)5.8 (38)5.12 (42)
NSW by 17NSW by 27NSW by 46NSW by 54


Goal Kickers
NSW: J.Cracknell 4, R.Dryburgh 2, D.Coleman 2, J.Grose 2, J.Hughes 2, R.Watterson, A.Smyth
Qld: P Trewick, A.Trewick, J.Trewick, R.Parton, T.Calder
Umpire: F. Spokes
Match Review: The Mercury 9-Aug-1947 p24

R.Dryburgh (NSW) injured thigh in closing stages of match

Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p2 NSW v Qld
Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p2 NSW v Qld


Match 11 - - Fri 8-Aug-1947 Tasmania v Canberra, North Hobart Oval
TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Tasmania6.3 (39)11.6 (72)15.8 (98)21.10 (136)
Canberra2.1 (13)6.2 (38)8.4 (52)9.6 (60)
Tas by 26Tas by 34Tas by 46Tas by 76


Goal Kickers
Tas: L Collins 6, I.Westell 3, D.Challender 3, T.Cashion 2, J.Stokes 2, J.Leedham 2, R.Summers 2, E.N. Reid
Can: G.Sherd 2, N.Malone, V.Ryan, J.Dorman, R.Furler, G.Sharp, H.Edlington, C.Axelby
Ump: K.M. Aplin (SA)
Match Review: The Mercury 9-Aug-1947 p24

L.Collins injured ankle and replaced by D.Eaton in Final Quarter
G.Shard (Can) cut hand and replaced by G.Pini in Final Quarter

Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p2 Tas v canb
Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p2 Tas v canb
Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v Can
Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p24 Tas v Can


Match 12 - Sat 9-Aug-1947 S.A. v Victoria, North Hobart Oval

With Western Australia's victory over Victoria days before, South Australia were in a position to win the tournament if they won, or narrowly lost this game. South Australia's heavy 76 point loss was therefore a disappointment to those that had hoped for a closer game.

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Victoria9.5 (59)15.10 (100)18.15 (123)18.19 (127)
South Australia2.3 (14)2.5 (17)3.5 (23)7
Vic by 45Vic by 83Vic by 100Vic by 76


Goal Kickers
Vic: White 6, Graham 4, Ruthven 3, Richards 2, Howell 2, Hutchison
SA: Lehman 3, Schober 2, Lapthorn, Quinn
Match Review: The Daily News (Perth) 9-Aug-1947 p18

Age 11-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v SA
Age 11-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v SA


More Photos from S.A. v Victoria

Examiner Launceston 11-Aug-1947 p4 Final Day Parade Vic v SA
Examiner Launceston 11-Aug-1947 p4 Final Day Parade Vic v SA
Chronicle Adelaide 14-Aug-1947 p19 SA v Vic
Chronicle Adelaide 14-Aug-1947 p19 SA v Vic
Age 11-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v SA
Age 11-Aug-1947 p14 Vic v SA
Mercury Hobart 11-Aug-1947 p18 Vic v SA
Mercury Hobart 11-Aug-1947 p18 Vic v SA
The Mail Adelaide 9-Aug-1947 p3 SA v Vic
The Mail Adelaide 9-Aug-1947 p3 SA v Vic
The Mail Adelaide 9-Aug-1947 p3 SA v Vic
The Mail Adelaide 9-Aug-1947 p3 SA v Vic


Charity Match S.A. and W.A v Victoria, York Park - Launceston

With the Carnival over, a charity day was organised in Launceston. South Australia and Western Australia produced two combined sides, with one playing Victoria and the other playing a combined local team. This became a terrific match and the combined team held on for an 11 point victory.

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
S.A. and W.A6.4 (40)10.6 (66)17.13 (115)21.14 (140)
Victoria6.2 (38)12.6 (78)13.9 (87)19.15 (129)
WA/SA by2Vic by 12WA/SA by 28WA/SA by 11


Goal Kickers
Comb WA/SA: Naylor 8, French 4, McClements 3, Carbon 2, Quinn, Hank, Tucker, Betson
Victoria: Richards 8, Fanning 5, Rosewarne 4, Nutchison, Bray
Umpire: F Spokes
Match Review: The West Australian 12-Aug-1947 p6
Match Review: The Mercury 12-Aug-1947 p19

Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p24
Mercury Hobart 9-Aug-1947 p24


Results and Awards

'A' Division
TeamPldWonLostPoints
For
Points
Ag
%Pts
Victorian Football League211229157145.84
Western Australia21120823090.44
South Australia21118922982.54


'B' Division
TeamPldWonLostPoints
For
Points
Ag
%Pts
Tasmania330400212188.712
New South Wales321322198162.68
Queensland31217432054.34
Canberra30317634251.50


Tassie Medal and All Australian Selection

Examiner Launceston 11-Aug-1947 p4 Tassie Medal
Examiner Launceston 11-Aug-1947 p4 Tassie Medal

Tassie Medal
The best and fairest medal for the Carnival was called the Eric Tassie Medal and was named after a South Australian administrator. It was awarded by votes made by the central umpire after each game.

Les McLements was a ruckman from Claremont WA, who would represent WA again at the 1950 Brisbane Carnival, but then moved to Tasmania where he played for Clarence and would represent Tasmania at the 1953 Adelaide Carnival.

Bob Furler represented Ainslie in the Canberra League but was originally from South Australia where he had played with North Adelaide. (Furler was the nephew of Percy Furler, Ex South Australian Captain) During 1945 Bob played eight games with Hawthorn in the VFL.

List of Tassie Medal Vote Getters

RankingPlayerVotesTeam
Equal 1stLes McClements7Western Australia
Equal 1stBob Furler7Canberra
Bert Deacon5VFL
Jim Matthews5New South Wales
Erwin Dornau5Queensland
Stan Heal4Western Australia
Lou Richards4VFL
Terry Cashion4Tasmania
Keith Miller3N.S.W.
Lance Gaunt3Tasmania
Darryl Eaton3Tasmania
J. Hopkins3Queensland
Lyall Kretschmer2South Australia
Fos Williams2South Australia
John Grose2N.S.W.
D. Coleman2N.S.W.
Ernie Pilkington2Tasmania
Neville Way1South Australia
Noel Jarvis1Victoria
Bob Hank1South Australia
Roy Hayes1N.S.W.
Jack Sullivan1Tasmania
Noel Atkins1Tasmania
J. Connelly1Canberra


Source:TWO WILL SHARE TASSIE MEDAL. (1947, August 11). The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26408113

All Australian

The 1953 Carnival would be the first where an Official All Australian Team would be selected. But in 1947 the concept was already on the table.
Mercury Hobart 16-Jul-1947 p24
Mercury Hobart 16-Jul-1947 p24
Mercury Hobart 12-Aug-1947 p19
Mercury Hobart 12-Aug-1947 p19
Albany Advertiser WA 25-Aug-1947 p5
Albany Advertiser WA 25-Aug-1947 p5


Leading Goal Kicker
Geelong's Lindsay White kicked 11 goals against Queensland, followed by 6 goals in the final against South Australia making him equal leading goal kicker for the Carnival with 17 goals. White kicked a further 6 goals against the combined WA/SA side in the charity game taking his total to 23 in three appearances. Tasmanian captain Lance Collins was the other who kicked 17 goals.

List of Goal Kickers

PoisitionPlayerTeamGoals
1WhiteVic17
1L.CollinsTas17
3J.CracknellNSW12
4T.CashionTas11
5RuthvenVic10
5J.GroseNSW10
7R.SummersTas 8
7J.TrewickQld8
9NayorWA7
9McClementsWA7
9RichardsVic7
9GrahamVic7
9I.WestellTas7
14FrenchWA6
14K.MillerNSW 6
14J.HughesNSW6
17TuckerWA5
17WaySA 5
17LangleySA 5



Colour and Funny Stories from the Carnival

The Carnival provided it's share of odd stories. The most famous is the story of the dog who wandered out into the middle of the Oval and buried a saveloy which being watched by the crowd.
Add to that local beauty queens, the local food and pub celebrations and you can see that the event was not quickly forgotten.

Mecury Hobart 11-Sep-1947 p8
Mecury Hobart 11-Sep-1947 p8
Mercury Hobart 11-Aug-1947 p4
Mercury Hobart 11-Aug-1947 p4
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p2
Mercury Hobart 7-Aug-1947 p2
Western Mail 7-Aug-1947 p13 WA v SA
Western Mail 7-Aug-1947 p13 WA v SA
Mercury Hobart 2-Aug-1947 p23
Mercury Hobart 2-Aug-1947 p23
Mercury Hobart 6-Aug-1947 p23
Mercury Hobart 6-Aug-1947 p23



Review

The carnival achieved a record crowd but did not achieve financial success. There were a number of one sided games, but overall the carnival concept brought everyone together provided an opportunity for some to play in a representative team, and an opportunity for scouts and players to make deals.

The 11th Carnival would be held in Brisbane three years later, in 1950



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End Notes


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2. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
3. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
4. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
5. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
6. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
7. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261
8. AGES, WEIGHTS, HEIGHTS. (1947, July 29). Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52599261