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Many Football Codes Find Favour in Australia

A look at the various codes of football played by Australians in the 1940s - rugby league, soccer, American grid iron, rugby union and Australian rules.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 12 | Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Football oval game of League. Crowd and stadium in background. Rugby League games. Soccer game. Gridiron. Two US sailors perform cheerleader type moves for spectators. Kickoff. Services personnel in crowd. Game of Rugby Union New Zealand VS Australia. New Zealand score try. New Zealand kick goal. Huge crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground for 1947 VFL Grand Final between Carlton and Essendon. Teams run onto ground. Crowd cheering. Umpire starts game with ball bounce. Essendon captain Dick Reynolds kicks goal. Umpire waves white flags. Score board showing Carlton win by one point. Female supporter looking disappointed at result. Carlton team carry (captain?) from ground on their shoulders. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 25134 | 4 mins 15 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |