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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph of three rows of men wearing sports uniforms (players) and seven men in suits (officials). The fornt row is seated on the ground, the middle row on seats and the back row is standing with arms folded. a man in front row left has a case / box with the club emblem facing the camera.
Size
H-84mm W-136mm
Object Registration
3273
Keywords
sport-football orbost-football-club recreation clubs-orbost
Historical information
The Orbost Football Club began in 1894. This photograph shows the 1954 team.
The Orbost football club players were known as the Busters and wore green and gold guernseys. An Orbost football team has participated in the East Gippsland League since the early 20th century. The East Gippsland Football League in its present incarnation began in 1974 with the merger of the Gippsland Football League and the Bairnsdale District Football League .In 2003 in response to a dwindling population, the Snowy Rovers and Orbost Football Clubs were driven to merge into the Orbost Snowy Rovers
When Made
1954
Significance
Football clubs, through their many changes, have always been an important social fabric of the community.
Sport is often regarded as an important part of life in rural Australia, contributing to community identity, sense of place, social interaction and good health.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - a typed list of names and history of formation of League.
Last updated
23 Jun 2020 at 12:23PM