Item #122129 A vintage photograph of the 'Sturt Football Club. Minor Premiers and Premiers, South Australian Football League, Season 1919. Matches Played 15; Won 11, Lost 3, Drawn 1'. 1919 Sturt Football Club.

A vintage photograph of the 'Sturt Football Club. Minor Premiers and Premiers, South Australian Football League, Season 1919. Matches Played 15; Won 11, Lost 3, Drawn 1'

A gelatin silver photograph (305 × 386 mm), with a small portrait photograph (approximately 43 × 30 mm) mounted in a top corner, on the original captioned mount, behind glass in a modern wooden frame (external dimensions 518 × 670 mm).

The photographs are lightly silvered-out; the main one is slightly scuffed, with a very fine vertical surface scratch about 70 mm in from the right-hand edge, and trifling blemishes to the top right-hand corner; the mount is a little marked and scuffed, with small areas of surface loss to silverfish, and the gilt lettering now a little dull; the frame is slightly scuffed; overall, in excellent condition.

Those featured in the photograph are (left to right, top to bottom): W. Bowden (trainer), E.A. Lord (trainer), W. Smith (trainer), J. Kelly, T.W.V. Richardson (committee), and H. Hartell (head trainer); B. Etheridge (trainer), R. Sanders, R. Neate, R. Barron (committee), J.C. Rundle (committee), D.C. Sharp, V.Y. Richardson, C.R. Ryan, G. Wesley (trainer), K. Jackson, and T. McMahon; J. Hicks, H. Hicks, H.I. Nicolle, H. Whitehead, O. Beatty, A.J. Robinson (vice-captain), R. Beatty, S. Scrutton, F.H. Golding, W. Varley (trainer), and R.J. Rosevear (committee); E. Colquhoun, J. Venus, E.R. Brown (president), W. Mayman (captain), Alderman H.C. Richards (patron), H.R. Bruce, and F.M. Nicolle; S. Sellick, W.B. Tank (secretary), F. Odgers, L. Smith, H.J. McKay (chairman), J. Kappler, and H. Jackson; and F.P. Kelsh (inset).

Victor York Richardson (1894-1969) had a stellar career with Sturt, interrupted as it was by the First World War and his other interests: he played '114 games and 23 goals for Sturt 1915, 1919-1920, 1922-1924, 1926-1927 - Captain of Sturt 1920, 1922-1924 - Member of premiership teams for Sturt 1915, 1919 and 1926 - 10 games for South Australia - State Captain 1923 - Magarey Medal 1920 - Best and Fairest for Sturt 1922, 1923 - Coach of Sturt 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924' (Wikipedia). For the record, he also played cricket! 'A right-hand batsman, he entered State cricket in 1919 and toured New Zealand in an Australian second team in 1921; selected in the 1924-25 Tests against England, he made a fine 138 in Melbourne. He was captain of South Australia from 1921, and of an Australian team in New Zealand in 1928, Test vice-captain against England in 1930 and 1932-33, and Australian captain in South Africa in 1935-36. He also led a North American tour in 1932. His last match for South Australia was in 1937; for Sturt, in 1941' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography').

Item #122129

Price (AUD): $600.00