- Aug 27, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- there are no other teams worthy
Hey mate, you majored in history. Could you look into the history of decade between 1910 and 1920 and why the league had started off counting the flags of clubs straight from 1896 to 1897 as just another football season in Melbourne and the flags they were counting from previous decades that were the convention of history of the time then got changed in 1920's. Find it fascinating as did not even know it was the case until looked up VFL records around that time and seen they were counting flags from 1870's all way into 1920 and then changed sometime in that decade.Do people not want to know what actually happened?
See, here's my issue: I majored in history. I'm well acquainted with the pursuit of accuracy, and the ways and means in which history is 'changed', to ensure that what is commonly believed to have been our past actually reflects what happened. People not associated with the practice of history just assume there are zero consequences involved in allowing a false history to be perpetuated. There might be another club legend, whose tale has gone begging in pursuit of glorifying a preexisting idol. There might be a political agenda, which the Dyer family is a component of (whether with or without their consent or knowledge).
And finally, there is conservativism combating the desire to change what is established that needs to be overcome before such a thing is done; this is not a simple process. Would they be doing this, dethroning an idol, for no reason? I wouldn't have thought so.
I would not know where to look but would be interesting to see the reasons the convention got changed.