Richmond Seconds 1934c (SLV 122_111)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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

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


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.
(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.

Top Row Far left resembles Bill Perkins. But Perkins did not play until 1940 (Born 1920) and would be far too young.

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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