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Discussion in 'Regional Footy - Tasmania' started by Todman, Oct 19, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Todman

    Todman All Australian

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    Obituary May 7 1946

    MR. A. T. ROBERTSON
    Mr. Arthur Thomas Robertson, who died at Waratah on Sunday, was an old resident of that town, having been there from the days of his boyhood; Possessed of a genial disposition, he was very popular, in his younger days he was a prominent footballer, being one of the mainstays of the old Bischoff team, which won the premiership of the Waratah Football Association for 16 years in succession. Among his team mates were the late T. J. Atkins, C. ("Wag") Ainslie, and H. H. ("Lal") Vaughan, who now resides at East Devonport. The late Mr. Robertson also competed in other sports with a mensure of success. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mesdames T. Allen, A. Humphries and L. Jackson.

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/68974430?searchTerm=waratah football&searchLimits=l-decade=194|||l-category=Article|||l-year=1946|||l-title=46

    sixteen pennants in a row beats the following

    15 - SA - Cummins Ramblers (Great Flinders FL) - 1968-82
    11 - WA - Kondinin (Corrigin FA) - 1960-70
    10 – Tas – Longford – (South Esk FA) – 1890-1899
    10 - Tas - Irishtown (Circular Head FA) - 1906-15
    10 – Vic – Horsham (Wimmera FL) – 2003-12
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    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/80103074?searchTerm=bischoff football premier&searchLimits=l-category=Article 20/10/1904


    Sorry only 15 years in row.


    WARATAH.
    On Saturday the curtain was rang down on the football pastime for the season. The premiership was to have been played last Saturday week, butowing to the Inclemency of the weather the match was postponed, and wasfinally decided on Saturday afternoon in the presence of one of the largest attend ances this season. The weather, to say the least, was delightful; the ground was in perfect order. The f*ir ex assembled in strong force, and evisioned a great deal ot interest in the game. The competing teams were the Bischoff (and have had the honor of being premiersfor the past fifteen years) and the Pioneers, which may be rightly described as a new team, and as the result of to- day's match the last named mug of the much-coveted honor of premiers for the 1904 season. Judging from the ap plause bestowed on them by the on- lookers at the termination of the match. their victory was a decidedly play of one, the captain (Mr Geo. Antony) being carried shoulder high from the centre of the arena. Messrs A. Quinton and EO. Riggs did duty between the goal posts, and Mr N. Harper, of Burnie, Umpired the match in a manner that gave universal satifaction. A word of praise is due to Constable Hatton, who rendered valuable assistance to tbe Association members in keeping the crowd back from encroaching on the players' reserve. At the bounce of the ball the Pioneers made tbe pace strong, - and the oval was soon travelling up and down the arena with lightning rapidity, Antony, Cartwright, Alford, Morewick, Feilding, Cobbing, Armstrong, and C Gardiner being very promi- nent, their marking to one another proving very effective, which kept the red and whites constantly on tbe defen sive. Ainslie, Atkins, N. Vaughan, J. Gardiner, A. Vanghan, Bartlett, Cooney, and Eales for the Biechoff worked like Trojans, the scores at the end of the the first quarter being— Pioneer, 3 goal 3 behinds; Bischoff, 1 behind. With 20 points to the bad, the red and whites set ; to work in earnest, and were determined to reverse matters in this quarter, which they did. At half-time tbe scores were as follow : — Pioneer, 3 goals 4 behinds ; Bischoff, 3 goals 4 behinds. In the third quarter, matters became much mixed, until Eales secured fourth goal for Bis choff, and he repeated the performance in quick time by annexing another. Centre play followed; scrimmages were frequent, until C. Gardiner obtained tbe leather, and by a brilliant piece of play landed it close to the Bischoff's citadel, a behind being registered in favor of tbe Pioneer. Result :— Bischoff, 5 goals 6 behinds; Pioneer, 8 goals 6 behinds. The last quarter gave the Pioneer an Opportunity of distinguishing themselves in a manner that elicited very hearty rounds of applause from the spectators. The sterling and scientific play of An thony, Cartwright, Gardiner, Armstrong, Cobbing, Alford, Colegrave, and More wick completely upset tbe calculations of the red and whites, who, although defeated, are to be complimented for tbe very gentlemanly way in which they accepted defeat. The final scores being : Pioneer, 63 points; Bischoff, 36 points.
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