Item #122122 A vintage photograph of the 'Inter-University Football. Adelaide v. Melbourne. Played on Melbourne Cricket Ground 1907. Adelaide Team'. 1907 Adelaide University Football Club.

A vintage photograph of the 'Inter-University Football. Adelaide v. Melbourne. Played on Melbourne Cricket Ground 1907. Adelaide Team'

Melbourne, The Sears Studio, 1907.

A gelatin silver photograph (189 × 307 mm), on the original captioned mount, behind glass in the original wooden frame with a gilt fillet (external dimensions 410 × 513 mm).

The photograph is silvered out around the margins; the frame is a little scuffed and scratched; overall, in excellent condition.

The Adelaide University Football Club was formed in 1906. 'During the three years 1908-1910, the Club existed in name only and, except for the annual match against Melbourne University, did not compete at all. This put the Club at a disadvantage in these matches as the team was a "scratch" side whilst Melbourne University was admitted to the VFL in 1908 after being Premiers of their Metropolitan Association for the previous two years' (AUFC online). This match in 1907 took place at the MCG on 21 August. Those featured in the photograph are (left to right, top to bottom) W.A.V. Drew, L.H. Haslam, E.L. Baylis, G.A. Harvey, H.G.L. Catchlove, A.C. Wilton, and D.R. Cowan; J. Jona, W.B. Angwin, M.H. Moyes, T.H. Donnelly, C.E. Dolling, and C.F. Drew; S.D. Ronald, E.M. Holder, E.B. Jones, W.H.D. Stoddart, and S.W. Jeffries. Les Haslam played for Sturt (1904-08, 58 games); Dr Darcy Cowan played for Norwood (1902-08, 30 games); Dr Jacob Jona played for Norwood (1908, 3 games); William Alfred Vernon Drew and his younger brother Charles both played for North Adelaide (1903-08, 62 games, and 1906-10, 61 games, respectively); and Shirley Jeffries played for both Norwood (1907, 10 games) and Sturt (1908, 9 games). Morton Henry Moyes (1886-1981) graduated from the University of Adelaide (BSc in physics and mathematics) in 1910; the following year he joined Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition as meteorologist; one of his brothers was Alban George (Johnny) Moyes (1893-1963), the well-known journalist and cricket commentator. Dr Gilbert Aberdein Harvey was killed in action in France in November 1917.

Item #122122

Price (AUD): $600.00