Hawthorn Seconds 1938c v2 (SLV 122_096)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/96

Team: Hawthorn (VFL)
Location: Glenferrie Oval (Hawthorn)
Date: 1938 or 1939

Top Row: Bob Williams (136 senior games, 1932,1934-44),Alec Albiston (170 senior games, 1936-49), Allan Hird (14 senior games, 1938-39),Viv Randall (73 senior games, 1934-38),Russell Elliott,Unknown ,Unknown ,Unknown ,Unknown
Middle Row; Jim Bohan (131 senior games, 1938-46),Bill Moore (31 senior games, 1938-41),Unknown , Stuart Stewart (130 senior games, 1926-35), Bill Robinson (6 senior games, 1938-39), Unknown
Front Row: Unknown ,Unknown , Andy Angwin (75 games, 1938-44)


This is Hawthorn Football Club’s (VFL) Second Eighteen photographed at Glenferrie Oval in either 1938 or 1939. Allan Hird is shown - his only two years with the Mayblooms were 1938 and 1939. Almost certainly taken on the same day and in the same session as 122_083 - Hawthorn Recruits - Probably 1938 featuring seven Hawthorn Seconds players. Those seven players are all present in the larger group here. Some of the people in the grandstand are in both images.

Stewart, who had by this time retired from senior football, is presumably the captain here. Albiston and Bohan both proved to be great footballers. Albiston captain-coached the Senior Team in the late forties. Bohan has been named in Hawthorn’s Team of the Century. Few people in grandstand and crowd. White shorts. Five officials in very back row wearing the Hawthorn jumper. At extreme right, a member of St. John’s Ambulance.

This is the same group as seen in 122_240 - Hawthorn Seconds - 1938 or 1939 v1 although that photo has significant emulsion damage obscuring several players, three of the players are obscured (Alan Hird slightly, and Jim Bohan and Alec Albiston totally). Also for some reason, in 122_240 - Hawthorn Seconds - 1938 or 1939 v1, more of the players are smiling.

Further Work Needed

Identification of Viv Randall possiblely incorrect - more likely to be E Elder - MR 2/7/13

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

122_240 - Hawthorn Seconds - 1938 or 1939 v1
122_096 - Hawthorn Seconds - 1938 or 1939 v2 - This Image

What's New

More Articles

Ken and Michael are proud members of the Australian Football Heritage Group (AFHG)
This site is an independent creation. Site content and views expressed are personal and are not endorsed by the AFHG.

Read our comments regarding Sharing Your Football Memorabilia - Donating Items to your Club


Boyles Photos by Year//Interesting Games
1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

Outside Football

General links to footballers' occupations and links to other sports.
Links to Outside Football