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1893 team photo
  • 1893 team photo
  • 1893 team photo
  • 1893 team photo


Essendon Heritage
Hello David, yes I believe that Colin Campbell is the player you identify. The game was played at Victoria Park on Sat 7 October 1893 between Essendon (VFA premiers) and South Adelaide who were the Sth Australian reigning premiers. The game was billed as the Intercolonial Championship. Essendon won the game and one paper recorded the score as 10.23 to 3.8. The Essendon team included champions such as Albert Thurgood, George Stuckey, Alick Dick, Charlie Forbes and Hall among others. regards Gregor EFC
David Ingram
Would anyone be able to identify which of these players is Colin Campbell, the rover who came from Tasmania? I believe he may be sixth from left in the middle row, but I'm not certain. Thanks.


1893 team photo

Object Type
The jumper was still evolving - some are lace-up, some have round necks and turtle-neck collars; all jumpers appear to have the sash but it sometimes comes from right rather than left shoulder and colour of the jumper varies.
Year Of Manufacture
Object ID
VEF 8994


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