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Carlton Football Club Carlton North, Victoria

The Carlton Football Club, founded in 1864, is the third oldest of the Victorian-based league clubs and in 1897 became a foundation member of the VFL (now AFL). It has been victorious in more Grand Finals than any other club in League history.

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PO Box 83 Carlton North Victoria 3054
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+61 9389 6200; (03) 9387 1400

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Ikon Park 400 Royal Parade Carlton North Victoria

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Colour Program - 1999 Grand Final Dinner Program

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Navy Blue, white and gold, 4 page program. Carlton logo watermarked in background of front page.

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An overview of the 1999 Grand Final Dinner, held at The 'Palladium' Crown Casino, on Saturday 25th September, 1999. Includes the menu for the evening, as well as a list of the board of directors and order of proceedings. From Roger Skien Collection.

88 Page Colour Magazine - The Official 2011 Season Guide To The Carlton Football Club

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine

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Carlton FC Official Guide for 2011 AFL Season

Significance

A glossy guide for supporters providing all the information needed for the upcoming season,; President foreword, Coaches, Players and historical information such as Best & Fairest winners, Life Members & Games played. The cover story is titled "THE THREE AMIGOS" meaning Jeff Garlett, Chris Yarran & Eddie Betts. Each of these players are Indigenous and all left the Carlton FC in the following years. One page is devoted to Carlton's affiliate club The Northern Bullants. The magazine was free and forwarded to members.The slogan for the 2011 season was NO PASSENGERS.

Paperback Book - Percy A Blues Legend

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

285 Page Paperback Book

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A biography written with Brian Hansen of one of Carlton's most popular players

Significance

Peter Jones AKA Percy played in four Carlton Premierships, 1968,1970,1972 & 1979. Percy played in the shadow of John Nicholls but when John Nicholls retired Percy became Carlton's key ruckman. Percy kicked many goals and his celebrations are legendary. In 1980 Percy was appointed Captain Coach but did not play a game and was left stranded on 249 games. Percy played a key role in the 1972 GF rucking all day which contributed to a famous victory over Richmond. Percy wore #28

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside Cover Autograph of Peter Jones

Team List CFC 1984 - U19 Team 1984

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

1 A4 Sheet

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Team List U19 1984

Significance

List Contains Two Carlton Premiership Players Ian Aitken 1987 Stephen Silvagni 1987 & 1995

Framed Colour Team Photo - CARLTON FOOTBALL CLUB Phillip Squad Victorian Schoolboys Under 15 Carnival 1990

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Timber Framed Team Photo

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Carlton FC Victorian Schoolboys Under 15 Squad

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Team photo of players & officials of squad that represented Carlton FC Vic Schoolboys Carnival 1990. Notable individuals; Brad Lloyd current (2019) Carlton FC Manager, Matthew Allan Played senior football with Carlton.

Event Program - Grand Final Dinner 1962

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Four page program

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Losing GF 1962

Significance

Program & Menu for post match dinner 1962 GF, a loss to Essendon Carlton 1.1 7 5.6 36 7.8 50 8.10 58 Essendon 6.5 41 7.7 49 10.10 70 13.12 90 Venue: M.C.G. Date: Saturday September 29, 1962 Result: Loss by 32 points Umpire: Jack Irving Crowd: 98,385 Goalkickers: B.Williams 3, J.Nicholls 2, G.Donaldson, M.Cross, K.Greenwood. Best: S.Silvagni, M.Crowe, J.James, B.Cox, G.Donaldson, B.Williams. Injuries: Nil Game Review It was a tale of contrasting preparation for the Grand Finalists, with the Blues having been involved in three games decided by less than a goal in a row, while Essendon hadn't played for three weeks. Leading up to the match Essendon had injury problems, with Terry Rodgers unable to take the field and ruckman Geoff Leek requiring a pain killing injection to get him up for the game. Leek actually fooled the Essendon match committee by passing his fitness test (during which he was asked to kick a medicine ball) by using his good leg - not the suspect one. When the ball was bounced to start the Grand Final, Essendon straight away looked like the fresher side, and slammed on 6 goals to one to take control. Carlton dug deep in the second term and fought back, kicking 4 majors and closing the gap to only 13 points by the half-time break. The Bombers surged again in the third term, with their forwards looking lively and dangerous. The Blues were just out-gunned, and trailed by 20 points at the last break. The game became spiteful in the first few minutes of the last quarter, as Essendon overwhelmed the Blues defence. They kicked three quick, unanswered goals to establish a 39-point advantage, and from thenh on had the flag in their bag. As the heat went out of the game, Cross scored a consolation goal for Carlton, but it was a case of too little too late. Best players in a well-beaten Carlton side were Serge Silvagni, who continually stood against the tide, John James and Graham Donaldson up forward, Bob Crowe in defence, and Berkley Cox, who controlled the centre. 1962 Grand Final Team B: 8 John Benetti 18 Peter Barry 16 Maurie Sankey HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe C: 19 Ian Collins 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick HF: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 10 John James 12 John Gill F: 5 Ken Greenwood 22 Tom Carroll 36 Peter Falconer Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 7 Bruce Williams Res: 32 Vasil Varlamos 23 Martin Cross Coach: Ken Hands In: V. Varlamos Out: B. Buckley

Colour Magazine - AFL Record - Grand Final Souvenir 1999 - MCG Edition

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

colour magazine

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AFL Record - Grand Final Souvenir 1999 - MCG Edition Kangaroos 3.3 9.4 15.6 19.10 124 Sat 25-Sep-1999 3:00 PM Att: 94,228 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 1.3 5.8 7.11 12.17 89 Kangaroos won by 35 pts

Hand Held Bell - Hand Held Bell with a small inscription on the inside.

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Wooden handle attached to a brass bell.

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The bell was used for Trade Week to signify "time's up" at Optus Oval. Prior to this it was used to let Alan Espie's children on their Wandin property to come home.

Significance

Why Al chimes in for Carlton Tony De Bolfo, Carlton Media Feb 20, 2014 11:05AM Alan Espie with the famous bell. (Photo: Carlton Football Club) Alan Espie with the famous bell. (Photo: Carlton Football Club) Related Etched into the rim of the bell Alan Espie has rung at every trade week gathering since 1994 is a touching quote attributed to his grandson. Dear Pa, May you always ring true blue, Love Harry Just thinking about that inscription often brings big Al to tears. The story of the Espie bell has its origins at the old family property at Wandin in the picturesque Yarra Valley, in the days when the Espies’ kids were at the neighboring creek fossicking for local platypus. “If they got too far away we’d ring an old cowbell,” Espie recalled, “and years later, my daughter Jo brought me this replacement bell from some second-hand naval place”. “Not long after Shane (O’Sullivan) asked me to officiate at trade week and that’s when the bell came into vogue.” A permanent fixture at trade week, Espie would ring the bell to signal the opening of trading when club recruiters gathered – initially within the confines of the Carlton Heroes Stand at Visy Park, more recently at Etihad Stadium. In those early days at Carlton he caused a stir as bell ringer, drawing curious responses from officiating journalists, recruiters and coaches alike. “I even remember (Kevin) Sheedy asking me if I was selling muffins,” he recalled. Then, when trade day was relocated to Etihad, Espie’s daughter thought it appropriate to get the bell inscribed. “Because the bell was leaving Carlton, Jo got it inscribed on my grandson’s behalf, because he was only four or five then. When I saw what was inscribed I was tearful,” Espie said. “The bell is very important to me, particularly at this time, because Jo is battling health problems at the moment, my grandson is autistic and she’s fought like hell to get him through.” Espie joined Carlton’s Under 19 committee on the eve of the senior Premiership season of 1979 and managed the club’s junior squads, the Bert Deacon Squad included. “I worked very closely with Geoff Southby, ‘Swan’ McKay and Trevor Keogh when they were coaching the Under 19s and I was recruiting as well,” he said. “In 1981 and ’82 I forward scouted for ‘Parko’ (David Parkin) and later on I did the same for ‘Wallsy’ (Robert Walls). After that I coordinated recruiting in central Victoria and it was nothing for me to do 25,000ks a year in my own car – and I loved every minute of it.” Espie’s passion for Carlton and empathy for its wartime players Bert Deacon, Ollie Grieve and Jack “Chooka” Howell can be sourced to his childhood years. His grandparents lived not far from the old ground on Wilson Street “and that’s how I got in for the ’45 Grand Final”. “My uncle, who had just got back from the war, grabbed a ladder from Wilson Street and set it up against the barbed wire fence at the ground. I climbed the ladder and caught my arm on the barbed wire, but I got over the top and saw the game while I straddled the fence,” Espie said. “What I saw was what you would today call ‘spotfires’ and I reckon it took football 20 years to get rid of it.” Today, Espie continues to ring in the yearly trade talk days at AFL headquarters (with the notable exception of 2012 when he was hospitalized), but he’s in no doubt as to where the bell belongs. “This bell has had nothing to do with Wandin but everything to do with Carlton - and with the 150th year of the club I think the bell stays here (at Visy Park). I still hope to ring the bell for the AFL this year, but at least I’ll know where it is,” Espie said. “I’ve told Jo about this and she tells me Harry’s rapt, because he’s a big Carlton supporter and he’s so happy his name is on the bell.”

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dear Pa, may you always ring true blue, Love Harry"

Pewter Mug - Carlton Fottball Club 1981

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Pint Pewter Mug

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Carlton Premiership Year 1981

Significance

Souvenir Pewter Mug 1981 Premiership Year Def Collingwood

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1980s Carlton Emblem List of Carlton Players who participated in the game

Paper Book - THE BLUES

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

146 Navy Blue Paperback Magazine compiled by Tim Hewat

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A pictorial & written history of Carlton FC 1897-1982

Significance

Author and Carlton supporter compiled a history of Carlton from 1897 to a premiership year 1982 with many historic photos and descriptions of different eras of the club. John Malcolm Fraser the then Prime Minister of Australia wrote the foreword.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1925

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

hardcover book, worn

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Hardcover book made in 1925 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1925. Coach – Paddy O’brien, Ray Brew, Jim Caldwell Captain – Maurie Beasy, Ray Brew, Paddy O’brien Leading Goal-kicker – Harvey Dunn 35 goals

A4 Letter - Letter to Roger Skien from Stephen Gough - 1990

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

typed A4 letter

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Thank you letter addressed to Roger Skien for his services during the 1990 season, from football manager Stephen Walsh.

Colour Report - 1991 Annual Report and Balance Sheet

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Good condition

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From Roger Skien Collection.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1952

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

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Hardcover book made in 1952 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1952. Coach: Percy Bentley Captains: Ern Henfry, Ken Hands Vice Captains: Ken Hands, Fred Davies Leading goal scorer: Jack Howell - 42 goals

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1955

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

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Hardcover book made in 1955 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1955. Captain: Ken Hands Coach: Percy Bentley Leading Goal-kicker: Noel O'Brien - 73 goals Best & Fairest: John James

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1986

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1986 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1986. Captain: Mark Maclure Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 62 goals Best & Fairest: Craig Bradley and Wayne Johnston

Colour Magazine - CFC 1992 Annual Report and Balance Sheet

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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CFC 1992 ANNUAL REPORT & BALANCE SHEET Document. Documents club staff, players for 1992 season. Includes records of results, award winner, milestones etc.

Significance

Foreword by John Elliot President

Commemorative Ash Tray - 1947 VFL Awarded to H O Bell Secretary of Carlton FC 1947

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Comprises stainless steel & bronze. Small bronze medallion sits atop ash tray on a small pedestal.

Historical information

Presented to Carlton FC secretary H O Bell in recognition of Carlton's 1947 premiership

Significance

The awarded trophy although for the 1947 season was passed onto former Carlton player Cyril Mann who missed selection for the 1945 Grand Final (The Blood Bath) victory over South Melbourne. Cyril Mann's maternal Grandfather William Cooper "is remembered as the Australian Aboriginal political activist, much-respected community leader and genuine man of stature whose extraordinary lifetime achievements cannot be properly acknowledged in the limited space available here". Tony De Bolfo 2013.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Awarded to H O Bell Secretary Carlton Football Club 1947 PREMIERS" The VFL emblem is depicted on one side of the medallion.

Coloured Record - North Melbourne vs Carlton 1999 Grand Final Record

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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1999 AFL Grand Final was a battle between two powerhouse Victorian squads in Carlton and North Melbourne. With North under the supervision of Dennis Pagan, and the elite kicking of Wayne Carey, the blues couldn't keep up with the Roos, and ended up losing 19-10-124, to 12-17-89.

Print item - 1986 Annual Report

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Print journal. Fold out cover. Part 1 - 32p., part 2 - 15p.

Historical information

Annual report of 1986 season. Carlton were runners-up to Hawthorn. Includes balance sheet. From Roger Skien Collection.

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1974 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1974 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1974. Captain & Coach: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Craig Davis - 45 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull Retirements: John Nicholls - 331 games (club record)

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1944

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

blue hardcover book

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1944 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1944. Captain: Bob Atkinson / Jim Francis Coach: Percy Bentley Leading Goal-kicker: Jim Mooring - 42 goals Best & Fairest: Bob Chitty Second Best & Fairest: Jim Mooring Jim Park Memorial Cup: Bob Chitty Most Consistent: Arthur Sanger Special Trophy, Most Consistent: Frank Anderson Most Improved: Jim Clark Eddie Miller Trophy, Most Serviceable Player: Rod McLean

CFC U19 1986

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Historical information

CFC U19 Team List 1986

Significance

Includes two future Carlton Premiership Players Ian Aitken 1987 Fraser Brown 1995

Framed Colour Team Photo - Phillip Carlton Under 15s May Schoolboys Carnival 1985

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Timber, Glass & Paper Framed Photo

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Carlton FC U15 Squad for 1985 Schoolboy Carnival

Significance

Photo of Players & Officials thate represented Carlton FC at 1985 Schoolboy Carnival. Notable individuals; Shane Heal basket baller represented Australia played NBA, Craig Devonport represented St Kilda & Carlton at senior level, Fraser BrownCareer : 1989 - 2000 Debut : Round 1, 1989 vs Footscray, aged 18 years, 226 days Carlton Player No. 954 Games : 177 Goals : 99 Last Game: Preliminary Final, 2000 vs Essendon, aged 30 years, 8 days Guernsey No. 20 Height : 181 cm (5 ft. 11 in.) Weight : 90 kg (14 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : 18 August, 1970 Premiership Player 1995 Best and Fairest 1998 Carlton Hall of Fame (2006) Photo Location unknown

Letter to player - Letter to Roger Skien from Stephen Gough

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Paper letter, written on typewriter

Historical information

A formal letter written from 1984 Carlton Football Manager Stephen Gough, to Roger Skien. In a year where the club finished 3rd on the VFL ladder, and were eventually knocked out of finals in straight sets by Collingwood. This was Roger's first year at the club as the Team Manager.

Inscriptions & Markings

Well done Roger; a great effort in your first year and one that I truly appreciate as do many others who have been involved. Signed Stephen Gough

Football Record Grand Final 1972 - 1972 Carlton V Richmond

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine

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1972 VFL Grand Final

Significance

The 1972 Football Record represents an epic match between two of the fiercest rivals of the 1970s, Carlton & Richmond. In 1969 Richmond had defeated Carlton in the Grand Final but Carlton were able to turn the tables in 1972, Carlton recorded the highest GF score of 28.9.177 of all time to date and Richmond's losing score of 22.18.150 surpassed the previous highest score in a GF. Carlton scored 18 goals to half time. Carlton superstars Jesaulenko, Nicholls & Walls dominated Richmond kicking nearly twenty goals between them. Coach Nicholls completely changed Carlton's game style for the GF and it paid dividends.

Black & White Photo

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White Photo.

Historical information

A group photo of five Carlton Players from the mid 60s

Significance

The photo probably a press photograph shows five Carlton players four of which are making fun of Carlton great John Nicholls on a treatment table. The four players L-R Sergio Silvagni, Adrian Gallagher, Wes Lofts (dec) & Ron Stone. The photo indicates the then treatment rooms to the contemporary (2019) rooms. All the players played a significant role in the rise of Carlton in the 1960s.

A4 Letter - Letter to Roger Skien from Geoff Walsh - 1993

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

typed A4 letter

Historical information

Thank you letter addressed to Roger Skien for his services during the 1993 season, from football manager Geoff Walsh.

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1965 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1965 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1965. Captain & Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Bryan Quirk - 29 goals Best & Fairest: John Nicholls

Hard Cover Book - Big Nick

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

203 Page Biography with Ian McDonald

Historical information

Biography of Carlton's greatest player since 1864.

Significance

John Nicholls AKA Big Nick was nominated Carlton Greatest player in 2014, 150 year anniversary of club. Big Nick also was nominated into the VFL/AFL team of the century. Big Nick played in three Carlton Premierships 1968, 1970 & 1972 of which he captained all and coached the 1972 team. Big Nick was renowned for his ruck work in conjunction with Sergio Silvagni & Adrian Gallagher.