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The_Wookie

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To assist with enquiries or research, we've listed a number of online resources you may wish to consult - please note this is a work in progress, and if you have any suggestions, please dont hesitiate to suggest.

Official AFL and State league History sites
Official AFL and State Club History pages
Unofficial Club History Pages
Unofficial State league Football Video Archives
General Football History pages
Library sites
Australian Society for Sports History

Online References and Thesis
Recommended Reading
  • Blainey, Geoffrey. 1991. A Game of Our Own: The Origins of Australian Football.
  • Pascoe, Robert. 1996. The Winter Game: Over 100 Years of Australian Football.
  • Hess, Rob, 2008. A National Game: the History of Australian Football.
  • Bernard Whimpress, 1983. The South Australian Football Story
  • Stewart, Bob, 1998. More than a game: An unauthorised history of Australian Football
  • Slattery, Geoff, 2008. The Australian game of Football since 1858.
  • Linnell, Gary, 1995. Football Ltd: The Inside story of the AFL
  • Barker, Anthony J. 2004. Behind the Play - A history of Football in Western Australia from 1868
  • Bird, Murray. 2015 - Athenians and Red Invincibles. A History of the origins of Queensland football.
  • Main, Jim - Shake down the thunder - the history of the Sydney Swans
  • Hore-Lacy, Dyson - Fitzroy!
  • Abernethy, Bruce - From Port to a Power
  • Ridley, Ian - The Urge to Merge
 
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blueycarlton

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Mark Pennings has released the Origins of Australian Football.
Volume 1 1858- 1876 and Volume 2 1877-1885 available now, and Volume 3 1886-1890 to be released in April 2015.
These contain all the results, best players, attendances, ladders etc.
There will be 5 Volumes all up, and Vol 5 will contain the names of every Pre VFL player from 1858-1896. A herculean task by Mark, congratulations.
These are a great resource as well as a great read, and contains some great photos.
Funding has been a problem and had delayed the release of Vol 2. I believe the AFL, Victorian and Federal Govts. weren't interested in putting their hands in their pockets!
Do yourself a favour and get these two volumes, ensuring Vol 3 will be released.
Also get your local library to obtain Vol 1 and Vol 2 editions and subsequent volumes. Glen Eira's Carnegie Library is getting them in.
I wish these had been available earlier, it would have made our tasks at Blueseum at lot easier.
 

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Maybe. I just remember the one before the 95 GF in which a mysterious figure (Jeff Kennett) sabotaged the balls at Carlton training
It was some kid and his computer. At one point he convinced Wayne Carey to stay at North instead of chasing dollars elsewhere by using computer magic.
 

thejester

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It was some kid and his computer. At one point he convinced Wayne Carey to stay at North instead of chasing dollars elsewhere by using computer magic.
Wait, some kid was using computer magic to make Jeff Kennett sabotage balls at Carlton training? That's some Phillip K. Dick-esque complexity.
 

the croucher

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Further good news from the National Library's Trove newspaper site. They have started to load some of the Brisbane Daily Telegraph with a dozen or so articles from 1922 showing up for Australian Football. Should be able to read full text within next few weeks:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-title=840

No doubt numbers of footy articles will grow during the year. I'll be particularly interested to see the 1914 items when they show up as there was a club series played in Brisbane whilst the National Carnival was on in Sydney at same time. Collingwood, Cananore, a team from Perth, and one from Adelaide took part.
 
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