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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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Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1988

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1988 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 1988. Captain: Stephen Kernahan Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 54 goals Best & Fairest: Craig Bradley

Small Paper Booklet - 128th Annual Report & Balance Sheet (1992)

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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Report Booklet published for use to be presented to members at the AGM 7/12/1992 at Carlton Social Club

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Documents Clubs Financial Position

Black & White Photo - The Blue Birds

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White Photo

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Carlton's Cheerleaders sponsored by Dr Geoff Edelsten

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A short lived but significant episode in Carlton FC history, they formed a guard of honour for the players and performed a dance routine. It was Carlton's contribution to bring glitz & glam to the game experience.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1953

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

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Hardcover book made in 1953 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1953. Coach: Percy Bentley Captain: Ken Hands Vice Captain: Jack Howell Leading goal scorer: Jack Spencer - 32 goals

Hard Cover Book - Big Nick

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

203 Page Biography with Ian McDonald

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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.

Membership Ticket - 1939 Carlton FC Membership Ticket

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Small Cardboard Ticket Four Pages

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1939 Carlton FC Membersip Ticket

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Carlton FC Membership Ticket 1939 Season depicts VFL fixture Carlton Board for 1939 & members name D Duff. Membership No.2004.

Paperback Book - harry

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

196 pages paperback book

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Autobiography of Dual Premiership Player 1987 & 1995 Justin Madden, nickname Harry

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Justin Madden crossed over from Essendon to Carlton and was a key member of two Carlton Premierships 1987 & 1995, Justin was at the time the tallest ruckman in the AFL. Justin later became the State Minister of Planning & Environment in the Labor Government.

A4 Letter - Letter to Ian Collins from Roger Skien - 1984

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

typed A4 sized letter

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Letter addressed to to General Manager Ian Collins from Roger Skien, seeking approval to hold a pre-season dinner for the 1984 under-19's team to be held on the 22nd of March 1984

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.

Framed Silver Plaque - Presentation of Geelong Football Club to Carlton Acknowledging Carlton FC's 150th Anniversary in 2014.

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Framed silver Plaque with grey surround in a black frame.

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Geelong FC Presentation "In the spirit of true sportsmanship" in 2014 to Carlton FC for 150th Anniversary established 1864.

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A wonderful gesture by a fellow VFL/AFL foundation member 1897 Geelong FC to Carlton FC 2014 acknowledging 150th anniversary 1864-2014. At the time the two clubs had met on 258 occasions Carlton 130 wins Geelong 119 wins No Draws.

Recruiting Officer Report - Recruiting Officer Report Roger Skien

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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Recruiting Report for Glenn Archer Practice Match for Noble Park v East Ringwood was rated 6/10.

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Example of Notes taken by recruiters in 1990s. Glenn Archer went on to be a champion player of the North Melbourne Football Club

Framed Colour Team Photo - CARLTON FOOTBALL CLUB Phillip U15 Team Schoolboys Carnival 1988

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Framed Team Photo

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Carlton FC U15 Squad for 1988 Carnival

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Colour Photo of players & officials that represented Carlton in U15 Schoolboy Carnival Notable individual Anthony (Kouta) koutoufides Career: 1992 - 2007 Debut : Round 13, 1992 vs Adelaide, aged 19 years, 147 days Carlton Player No. 985 Games : 278 Goals : 226 Last Game : Round 17, 2007 vs St Kilda, aged 34 years, 191 days Guernsey No. 43 Height : 190 cm (6 ft. 2 in.) Weight : 95 kg (15 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : 18 January, 1973 Premiership Player: 1995 Leigh Matthews Trophy (AFLPA MVP) : 2000 Best and Fairest: 2001, 2005 All Australian: 1995, 2000 Leading Goalkicker : 1997 Club Captain: 2004 - 2006 AFL Hall of Fame Location of Photo the now demolished Robert Heatley Stand change rooms.

Dinner Program & Menu - Carlton Football Club November 21st 1957 to Mr H R Clover

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Four Page Program & Menu 1927

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Dinner to Mr H R Clover player Career : 1920-24, 1926-31 Debut : Round 2, 1920 vs. Richmond, aged 25 years, 46 days Carlton Player No. 346 Games : 147 Goals : 396 Guernsey No. 1 Last Game : Semi Final, 1931 vs. Collingwood, aged 36 years, 180 days Height : 185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.) Weight : 86.5 kg (13 stone, 9 lbs.) DOB : 20 March, 1895 League Leading Goalkicker: 1922 Leading Goalkicker: 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1928 Best and Fairest: 1929 Captain Coach: 1922-1924, 1927 Champion of the Colony: 1921 VFL AFL Hall of Fame Carlton Hall of Fame Team of the Century President: 1956-57 Vice President: 1932, 1935-54 Club Secretary: 1925-26 Horace “Horrie” Clover was Carlton’s star centre half-forward of the 1920’s; a high flying, long-kicking champion who enjoyed a stellar career with the Old Dark Navy Blues, then went on to be one of our longest-serving administrators. But even before he took the field for Carlton, Clover had to conquer the odds on the battlefields of France in World War 1. From Maryborough in central Victoria, Horrie enlisted in the 1st AIF in September 1915. After basic training, he embarked for France with reinforcements for the 7th Battalion in January of 1916. Soon pitched into the horrors of trench warfare, he fought and survived until September of that year, when he was transferred to a machine gun company and promoted to the rank of Corporal. On Christmas day, 1916, Horrie was struck down with acute appendicitis. He was evacuated to a field hospital for emergency surgery, where the doctors discovered that his appendix was gangrenous and that his life was in danger. He was immediately transferred to London for specialist treatment, and months of recuperation. Pronounced unfit for further front-line service, he was repatriated back to Australia in August 1917, and honourably discharged in May of the following year – six months before the Armistice. Having recovered, and keen to have a crack at senior football, Clover trained with Richmond and Melbourne before Carlton gave him an opportunity at VFL level. And how he delivered! In his first match in 1920 – ironically, against Richmond - he kicked four goals from centre half-forward, and hit the post three times! By the end of his first season at Princes Park, Clover was one of Carlton’s drawcards. Former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies was just one of the many Carlton fans who were captivated; “he was the most artistic of high marks, unforgettable at half-forward,” said Menzies. Horrie could kick a football, too. A balanced, deceptively quick mover, he was a glorious running drop-kick for goal. Playing against Richmond again at Princes Park in July, 1921, he let fly with a monster kick that was later measured at 86.26 metres – that’s 94 yards, 2 feet in imperial terms! And there are numerous other instances where he roosted the ball more than 70 metres. In round 12 of 1921, he slotted 13 goals in a game against St Kilda; a club record which still stands today. The Blues made the finals in third place in 1921 and battled through to meet Richmond for the Premiership. Then the heavens above the MCG opened up on the day before the decider, turning the ground into a quagmire. In what was to be Clover’s only Grand Final appearance, Richmond won a slogging, mauling contest by four points. While Premiership glory eluded him, Horrie was Carlton’s top goalkicker in three of his first four seasons, including 1922, where his total of 58 was the competition’s best. He was appointed captain of the Blues that same year, and in 1923 took on the dual role of captain-coach. Over 1924 / 1925, he suffered more debilitating illness that prevented him from playing all season. Unable to pull on his football boots, he took on the job of Club Secretary, and continued in that position even after returning to the field in 1926. When he did eventually resume, he formed a new, powerful Carlton forward set-up with a young Harry “Soapy” Vallence at full-forward. Twice more – in 1926 and 1928, Clover’s brilliance and accuracy in front of goal saw him at the top of Carlton’s goal-kicking, and in 1929 – aged 34, he was honoured with the captaincy of Victoria against WA in his ninth and final game in the Big Vee. show_image.php?id=205 Horrie Clover retired as a player in 1931 after 147 games. His total of 396 goals is still ranked fifth best in Carlton’s proud history (only displaced for fourth when Brendan Fevola broke through in 2007/2008) – and it should be remembered that all but a handful of his games were played at centre half-forward, not in the goal square. In 1932 he was elected Vice-President of the Carlton Football Club, but retired after one year. In February 1935 on learning of Terry Ogden's the serious illness, Clover and Newton Chandler offered their services for a blood transfusion for the club's wing man. After a blood test Chandler's blood was accepted. However, Ogden passed away the next month. Clover stood again in 1935, was elected – and spent twenty unbroken years serving his beloved Blues. He even took on the Presidency in 1956, aged 60, and was as vigorous and determined as ever in his two years in the job. Carlton Football Club mourned deeply when Horrie Clover passed away on the first day of January, 1984. Three years later, he was among the first to be inducted into the Carlton Hall of Fame. Testament to his stature in the game as a whole, he was elected to the AFL Hall of Fame in 1996; and May 2000 saw him named as one of four emergencies in Carlton’s Team of the Century. A champion in every sense of the word, he spent 37 years of his remarkable life at Princes Park. Footnote The Argus published an article on Maryborough, April 12 1930, it said; "Clover has been the leading half-forward in League ranks for some time. It takes a specialist to fill the position capably, and the Carisbrook man does this admirably. Like good wine he has improved with age, and besides being one of the greatest half forwards that has ever appeared on a football field, he is about the best all round kicker that has ever played the game. He excells in punting, drop, and place kicking. He is a great marksman and a splendid exponent, one of the greatest the district has produced, besides being a fair cricketer also." When Clover returned to football in 1926, The Argus mentioned that they thought it was the first time a member of the Permit and Umpire Committee had played in a League game. 13 GOAL AWARD Round 12, 1921 At the Carlton AGM held on Monday 27 February 1922, Horrie Clover "was presented with ball used on the occasion, the St.Kilda club having generously donated it to the Carlton officials, who had it mounted for the purpose." (Age February 22 1922) 1922 The Art Of Forward Play Horrie wrote an article for the Sporting Globe August 30 p7 To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article184798404 1928 Idol of Carlton Crowds - Australia's Best Centre Half Forward The Sporting Globe's football writer W. S. "Jumbo" Sharland writes about Horrie Clover To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183958222 Footballer Who Gambles With Death. Daily Pictorial (Sydney) article about Horrie. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article246129350 1932 Jack Worrall on Clover Writing for the Australasian September 03 p7; "Take Horrie Clover as an example, a real specialist, one of the best forwards the game has seen, and the best all-round kick that has ever come under my purview. For that reason he deserves a line to himself. He played the game like a sportsman, was a glorious high mark, and could cover a great distance by either drop, punt, or place kick - a remarkable accomplishment. Many players have been notable kicks in two aspects of the game, yet none have equalled Clover in the three branches. His nearest rival as an all-round kick, though not quite as certain in his efforts, was Frank Caine, of Carlton, who, like Clover, also hailed from the country." 1933 Coming Football Champion Melbourne, Saturday A special warning was issued to the Victorian Football League delegates last night by Mr. D. H. Crone, a Carlton delegate, not to angle for a certain "coming" champion that the Carlton Club had signed up that day. At first delegates were a little puzzled at the statement, but when it was explained that Horrie Clover, former champion half-forward, had that day become the father of of a son they burst into sustained laughter. It was only by persistent ringing of the bell by the chairman that order was restored. (News (Adelaide) May 20 1933 p3) 1933 - The Place Kick A letter to The Argus via the Huon Times about the lack of place kicking expertise in the VFL. The writer mentions that he got Horrie to play football in Maryborough after he saw the then 15 y.o. place kick a ball 63 yards, and later with Carlton, Clover place kicked 8 goals in one match. To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137253000 Milestones 50 Games: Round 1, 1923 vs Fitzroy 100 Games: Round 18, 1927 vs St Kilda 100 Goals: Round 18, 1921 vs Collingwood 200 Goals: Round 3, 1924 vs St Kilda 300 Goals: Round 11, 1928 vs Geelong Links Articles: The Magical 'Three Goal Average' | A Letter From Horrie | Our Flagless Greats Blueseum: Stat Shot for Horrie Clover | Career Breakdown | Clover's big goals hauls | Clover's Blueseum Image Gallery

Significance

A dinner to celebrate career Horrie Clover in 1957

Colour Magazine - Football Record

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

A colour magazine the AFL Grand Final 1995 v Geelong

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AFL Record 1995 Grand Final

Significance

For Carlton it was their 16th Premiership and to date (2019) their last. Carlton defeated Geelong 21.15 (141) to 11.14 (80). The match attendance was 93670. For Carlton the major goal kickers were Captain Stephen Kernahan 5. Greg Williams 5 & Brad Pearce 4. Carlton won 16 games in a row including the Grand Final and since it represented Carlton's 16th Premiership it was dubbed "Sweet Sixteen" Norm Smith medalist (best on ground) was Greg Williams. A significant contribution to the win was full back Stephen Silvagni holding Geelong's champion full forward to no goals.

Colour Magazine - Carlton 1986

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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Yearbook 1986 season CFC recording facts and figures of 1986 team. Also includes history of CFC documenting past premierships. Author Garrie Hutchinson

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Foreword by then President John Elliot

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1984

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1984 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 1984. Captain: Wayne Johnston Coach: David Parkin Leading Goal-kicker: Warren Ralph - 55 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull - 4th win after 1974, 1977 and 1980

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1960

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1960 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1960. Coach: Ken Hands Captain: Bruce Comben Vice Captain: John Chick Leading goal scorer: Leo Brereton - 44 goals Best & Fairest: John James

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1971 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, nav blue

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Hardcover book made in 1971 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 1971. Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 56 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby

Hardcover Book - Football Record - H. & A. - Night Series - 1977

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1977 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 and Night Series of 1977. Captain: Robert Walls Coach: Ian Thorogood Leading Goal-kicker: Mark Maclure - 39 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull

CFC U19 1986

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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CFC U19 Team List 1986

Significance

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

Framed copy of a 1879 Newspaper Article - Football Carlton v Inglewood and District

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Framed Glass & Plastic Newspaper Article

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A copy of a 1879 Inglewood Advertiser Article 26/5/1879

Significance

Newspaper Article presented to Carlton Football Club 2nd March 2016 describing a game in 1879 between Carlton FC and Inglewood & District. The game was pre VFL. The Article nominates the Carlton Players for the game. Carlton Captain was Gardiner, surname only. The conditions were terrible spoiled by constant rain. Carlton won 7 Goals to Nil. Included in the article is an illustration of Carlton player George Coulthard in action.

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

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1923

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

hardcover book

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Hardcover book made in 1923 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1923. Coach – Horrie Clover Captain – Horrie Clover Leading Goal-kicker – Horrie Clover 28 goals

Inscriptions & Markings

R.Hunt Grandview Rd. Brighton

A4 Letter - Letter to Roger Skien from Stephen Gough Football Manager

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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Thank you letter to Roger Skien for his services during the 1984 season from Stephen Gough

Membership Tickets - 1943 Carlton FC Membership Ticket

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Small Cardboard Ticket Four Pages

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1943 Carlton FC Membership Ticket

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Carlton FC Membership Ticket 1943 Season depicts VFL fixture Carlton Board for 1943 & members name & address Mrs C Clover 14 Blair Pl Coburg. Membership No. 1181. The member maybe related Vice President of the club H R Clover.

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Carlton FC Membership Ticket 1943 Season depicts VFL fixture Carlton Board for 1943 & members name & address Mrs C Clover 14 Blair Pl Coburg. Membership No. 1181. The member maybe related Vice President of the club H R Clover.

Black & White Team Photo - Carlton Football Club VFL Premiers 1945

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White team photo mounted on larger piece of beige coloured carboard

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Photograph of 1945 Carlton Premiership Team

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The picture is of Carlton's winning Premiership team of 1945.Carlton defeated South Melbourne played at Princes Park (The MCG was unavailable due to WW2 use).Carlton 15.13 (103) def South Melbourne 10.15 (75). Att 62986. Carlton's Captain was Bob Chitty & Coach was Perce Bentley. The game itself is better known as " The Bloodbath" due to violent nature. Ten Players were reported with South Melbourne player Ted Whitfield receiving the biggest penalty a 21 match ban, he attempted to strike the field umpire.

Colour photograph - Bert Deacon Squad 1990

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour photograph mounted on cardboard

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Team photograph. From Roger Skien Collection. Records scores of game - final Scores: Carlton 17-16-118 defeated Richmond 3-5-23. Back Row: Mark Leitch (Trainer), John Bekiaris, Paul Scerri, Matt Shotton, Gavin Green, Andrew Petridis, Danny Waters, Peter Ward, Keith Leitch (head Trainer) Centre Row: Kinnear Beatson (Development Officer), Adam McConnell, Wayne Charlton, Paul Malcolm, Mathew Carmichael, Michael Robertson, Bradley Smith, Tony Jones, Glenn Indian, Danny Corsetti, Patrick Hall, Russell Roberts (Trainer). Front Row: Roger Skien (Team Manager), Paul Mullarvey, Paul Rastevski, Chris Doyle, Darren Sharp (Captain), Trevor Keogh (Coach), Aaron Roche (Vice Captain), Peter Diciero, David Watson, Karson Stimson, Antony Clarkson (Assistant Manager).

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1997

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1997 ti keep original copies of all Souvenir and Special Edition Football Records published during the 1997 AFL season.

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