Title Details

High Mark

A guide to the rules and tactics of Australian Rules Football.
Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Tram with destination Melbourne Football Ground, men and boys hanging from doors and getting off for 1947 VFL Grand Final Essendon and Carlton. Man selling tickets from ticket machine. Boys waving programs. Men and women pouring out of train onto platform. One man carrying step ladder. Crowds of 97,000. Women decorating barricades with Carlton colours and streamers, doll and mascots such as koala dressed in club colours. Man in round sunglasses drinking beer from glass. Press sitting in stands, one on telephone. Players run onto Melbourne Cricket Ground Line up for National Anthem. Diagram showing positions and rules for game. Captains toss coin. Umpire bounces ball to start. Carlton score, flags waved and score placed on scoreboard. Game continues. Woman at barrier holding teddy bear. Crowd of mainly women. Essendon player injured. First aid officer. Spectators mainly children. Carlton win, scoreboard 86:85. Angry woman in crowd. Players carried on shoulders
Access No. 126675 | 8 mins 57 secs | 1940s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |