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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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Scrap Book

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

A4 Coverless Scrap Book

Historical information

Mainly Pictorial record of Carlton's GF 1979 win over Collingwood by 5 points 1979 Summary After the early season problems with coaching staff in 1978, the Carlton team seemed to really gel under the stewardship of Alex Jesaulenko after he took over as coach early in the season. In fact, Jesaulenko had won 14 of his 18 games in charge. This late season form certainly carried over into the 1979, Jesaulenko's team winning its first 6 matches, before a narrow 4 point loss to North Melbourne in Round 7. Carlton would be the dominant team of the season, losing only two more games, to Geelong by 6 points in Round 12 and to Collingwood in Round 21 by 19 points. Measures of the Blues dominance include being on top of the ladder in 20 of 22 rounds, finishing 2 games in front of second place on the ladder, winning by at least 50 points eight times and having an average winning margin of over 40 points in the team's 21 victories. It topped 100 points in all but 2 matches (one of which was the Grand Final in muddy conditions)- a feat never achieved by any team before. After finishing clearly the best side of the home and away season, the team had a week break in the first week of finals before taking on North Melbourne in the first Semi Final. After a tense first quarter in which both sides kicked only a goal a piece, Carlton started to exert its dominance in the second quarter, but poor kicking for goal left the Kangaroos still in the match, with the Blues having a 14 point half-time lead. Carlton's seven goals in the thrid quarter killed the game as a contest, and 38 point winning margin probably flatters North considering that the Blues had 36 scoring to 18. This victory would give the team a place in the Grand Final and another week break. Collingwood defeated North Melbourne in the Preliminary Final to setup a Grand Final clash between the two old enemies. After a slow start Carlton would trail by 10 points at quarter-time, but would lead by 1 point going into half-time. A 5 goal third quarter gave the Blues a handy 21 point lead going into the last quarter, but poor kicking would again threaten the chance of victory for the team. Kicking 1.4 for the last quarter Carlton hung on to win by only 5 points and claim our 12th Premiership, equalling both Collingwood and Essendon for the most VFL premierships at the time. Coupled with the Premiership was the Norm Smith Medal to Wayne Harmes. Incredibly, the only Carlton goal for the quarter was the infamous Harmes tap to Sheldon, where Wayne Harmes followed up his terrible kick, knocking the ball with an amazing sliding punch to Ken Sheldon in the goal square who kicked the goal to win the match. To this day the debate about whether the ball Harmes tapped back was out of bounds or not. In the final analysis the Blues would win 11.16 (82) to 11.11 (77) in our first Grand Final appearance since 1973 to end our glorious 1970's era as it started, with a Premiership. Jesaulenko now had the enviable record of 35 wins and a premiership from 42 games as coach in less than two seasons in the position. Unbelievably he wouldn't be the Carlton Coach in the following season. Former Melbourne Lord Mayor Ian Rice issued a challenge to incumbent President George Harris for control of the club. Jesaulenko threw his support behind Harris, who had appointed him Coach the previous season. In a bitter and hard fought election, Rice would win and Jesaulenko would cross to St Kilda as their coach. Jesaulenko would again coach the Blues, being appointed after Robert Walls mid season sacking in 1989 until the end of the 1990 season. You may have noticed that the Round orders in this year appear to be slightly out of order. Please click here to find out why. At the lower levels, Carlton also won the Under 19's Premiership for the 6th time in 1979, following on from the Under 19's Premiership in 1978. The team list has been scanned in and can be viewed here. This was Carlton's last Under 19's Premiership with the competition disappearing after 1991. Overall, Carlton with 6 premierships was behind only Richmond with 11 and the Kangaroos with 7.

Significance

A mainly pictorial record of 1979 Carlton Triumph over Collingwood. Includes an autograph page of many 1970s Carlton Players.

Football Record Grand Final 1972 - 1972 Carlton V Richmond

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine

Historical information

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.

Colour Poster - Carlton The Mighty Blues, Finalists 1988 (caricatures by Weg)

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour poster

Historical information

Caricatures of players from 1988. From Roger Skien Collection.

Hard Cover Book - Football Record 1921

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, worn

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1921 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1921. Carlton were defeated by Richmond in 1921 Grand Final by 4 points. Richmond 1.2 1.3 3.4 5.6 36 Sat 15-Oct-1921 2:50 PM Att: 43,122 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 2.2 3.4 3.6 4.8 32 Richmond won by 4 pts Coach – Norman Clark Captain – Charlie Canet/Gordon Green Vice-Captain – Jack Greenhill Leading Goal-kicker – Horrie Clover 58 goals

Inscriptions & Markings

R. Hunt Grandview Rd, Brighton 12/2/1922

Small Booklet - Carlton Football Club 1986 Grand Final Dinner, Southern Cross Hotel

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Soft cover 4 pages

Historical information

Includes pictures of board of directors, and senior and reserves grand finalists. Includes player and coach autographs. From Roger Skien Collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes players autographs

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1987

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1987 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 1987. Carlton would win their 15th VFL/AFL premiership, defeating by 33 points in the 1987 Grand Final. Carlton 3.5 6.8 10.11 15.14 104 Sat 26-Sep-1987 2:50 PM Att: 92,754 Venue: M.C.G. Hawthorn 4.2 4.9 7.13 9.17 71 Carlton won by 33 pts Captain: Stephen Kernahan Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 73 goals Best & Fairest: Stephen Kernahan

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)

Scrap Book - 1995 Grand Final Scrap Book

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

A4 Scrap Book

Historical information

A Scrap Book dedicated to Carlton's 1995 GF Triumph defeating Geelong

Significance

A almost complete record of Newspaper Articles dedicated to Carlton's GF win over Geelong in 1995. It was Carlton's 16th Premiership after 16 wins in a row and became known as "sweet sixteen" In 1995 the AFL would admit the 16th team to the competion, the Fremantle Dockers. This would continue the expansion of the traditional VFL, after the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Bears had been admitted in 1987 and the Adelaide Crows had been admitted in 1991. Carlton won their 16th Premiership in 1995 by defeating Geelong by 61 points in front of over 90,000 fans at the MCG. Over the season, the Blues would set a new benchmark for dominance in a single season with only 2 losses relatively early in the season, to lowly placed St Kilda and Sydney, with a string of 16 successive wins to take their 16th premiership. The season itself was just brilliant to watch as a fan, with stars in defence (Silvagni, Dean, Sexton), midfield (Williams, Bradley, Ratten) and attack (Kernahan, Pearce and Spalding), and all led by Captain Stephen Kernahan. There was a great blend of seasoned veterans (Silvagni, Kernahan and Williams) to young up & comers, including the brilliant Anthony Koutoufides who would have a breakout year at the start of a stellar career. By season's end, Carlton would be 4 games clear of the next best team, Geelong, demonstrating how far above the rest of the competition we were. Throughout the year, our only losses were to Bottom 8 teams, St Kilda and Sydney, and we did not drop a game to any team that played in the finals. In the finals, we defeated Brisbane, the Kangaroos and Geelong, with the Brisbane game being the tightest as the young Bears gave their all. If anything, the 1995 Finals campaign was a testament to Stephen Silvagni who would give up only 1 goal in the 3 games, keeping Darryl White (Brisbane), Wayne Carey (Kangaroos) and Gary Ablett (Geelong) well held. On the day itself, the Blues were supreme as they pounded the Cats into submission. Greg Williams would win the Norm Smith Medal for his 32 possessions and 5 goals, to add to his two Brownlow medals and now Premiership Medal. It was a fantastic year to be a Carlton fan. Come season's end, Coach David Parkin went on record to say that to maintain our success changes would be required. Troy Bond, Ben Harrison and James Cook, each having played games in 1995 but not making it for the Grand Final, would be traded (plus some draft picks) in return for Adrian Hickmott, Justin Murphy, Craig Devonport and Ben Sexton.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1925

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

hardcover book, worn

Historical information

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

Scrap Book - 1952 Carlton FC Scrap Book

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue Exercise Book

Historical information

Collection of Newspaper Articles & Pictures for 1952 Season

Significance

Although not a great season 1952 a great collection of newspaper articles collected by a passionate Carlton Dorothy MacKenzie

Inscriptions & Markings

Picture of Ern Henfry on front Cover

Colour Magazine - The Blues Yearbook 1972

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine

Historical information

Record of 1972 Premiership Year

Significance

Yearbook of 1972 Premiership Season. The foreword is by the Carlton President George Harris

Inscriptions & Markings

Front Cover many player autographs from 1972 playing list including premiership players. 1972 Summary Carlton would win their 11th Premiership by defeating Richmond by 27 points at the MCG. This win would be our 3rd Premiership in 5 years, and from 4 Grand Finals (1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972) in one of the more successful streaks in our Club's proud history. In a high scoring game, Carlton scored 28.9.177 to Richmond, 22.18.150. 1972 marked the introduction of the final 5 for the first time in VFL history, one year too late for the club, which had finished fifth in the previous year. Carlton and Richmond were by far the best two clubs during the home and away season, with the Blues finishing 1st with an 18 win, 1 draw and 3 loss record, 2 points ahead of the Tigers in second place. The club played consistent footy all year, never losing two games in a row. Winning streaks included 5 in a row (rounds 5 to 9) and 8 in a row to finish the last eight home and away games. With the introduction of the Elimination Final for the first time, Carlton was the only club to have a bye in the first week of finals. In the second week, we would meet Richmond after they had comfortably accounted for Collingwood in the Qualifying Final. The Semi Final would be a great game, with the Blues opening a 13 point lead by three quarter time. Richmond would kick 4 goals in the last term to level the match by the final siren, 8.13 (61) being scored by each side. In the Semi Final Replay the Tigers would kick away from the Blues in the second quarter, winning comfortably and advancing directly to the Grand Final. St Kilda were slightly better than Carlton in the first half of the Preliminary Final, holding an 11 point half time lead. The Blues would show why they were currently a competition power in the second half, kicking 9 goals to 5 to beat the Saints by 16 points, and advance to the clubs fourth Grand Final in five years. Carlton would smash Richmond in the Grand Final, kicking 8 goals in the first quarter, 10 goals in the second, and 7 goals in the third to lead by 54 points at three quarter time. The Tigers would kick 7 goals to 3 in the final term to add some respectability to the final score, but the result was never in doubt. Ladder Pos Team Wins Draws Losses Points For Against % 1 Carlton 18 1 3 74 327.275.2237 228.298.1666 134.3 2 Richmond 18 0 4 72 358.321.2469 293.340.2098 117.7 3 Collingwood 14 1 7 58 343.280.2338 246.271.1747 133.8 4 St Kilda 14 0 8 56 283.291.1989 241.275.1721 115.6 5 Essendon 14 0 8 56 333.319.2317 307.298.2140 108.3 6 Hawthorn 13 0 9 52 324.333.2277 295.280.2050 111.1 7 Footscray 11 0 11 44 273.292.1930 289.304.2038 94.7 8 Melbourne 10 0 12 40 290.303.2043 276.273.1929 105.9 9 Fitzroy 9 0 13 36 282.305.1997 296.286.2062 96.8 10 Geelong 7 0 15 28 285.284.1994 344.305.2369 84.2 11 Sth Melbourne 2 0 20 8 206.277.1513 340.283.2323 65.1 12 Nth Melbourne 1 0 21 4 226.272.1628 375.339.2589 62.9 People of 1972 Captain: John Nicholls Coach: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Greg Kennedy - 76 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby Leading Brownlow votes: Alex Jesaulenko, Trevor Keogh - 11 Milestones Debuts: Rod Austin, Eric Pascoe, David Dickson, Greg Kennedy Lower Levels Reserves: The Blues also competed in the Reserves Preliminary Final. The team can be viewed here.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1963

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1963 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1963. Coach: Ken Hands Captain: John Nicholls Vice Captain: Serge Silvagni Leading goal scorer: Tom Carroll - 27 goals Best & Fairest: John Nicholls

Black & White Team Photo - Under 19 Premiers 1963

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White photo mounted on cardboard

Historical information

Black & Team photo of Under 19 1963 team photo

Significance

A Carlton U19 Premiership in 1963 contained triple Carlton Premiership player (1968, 70, 72) Adrian "Gags" Gallagher. Carlton 4.2 26 6.3 39 10.8 68 12.11 83 Essendon 0.1 1 4.3 27 4.6 30 6.9 45 The game was played at Bacchus Marsh. This match was played at Maddingley Oval, Bacchus Marsh as it was the only venue that was not being used for cricket. It was staged later than scheduled because of an earlier drawn final.

Hard Cover Book - Football Record 1922

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, worn

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1922 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1922. Coach – Norman Clark Captain – Horrie Clover Leading Goal-kicker – Horrie Clover 56 goals

Inscriptions & Markings

R. Hunt Grandview Rd Brighton 1/2/1923

Colour Magazine - CFC 1992 Annual Report and Balance Sheet

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Historical information

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

Colour Magazine - Sports Weekly

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Softcover colour magazine

Historical information

Previews 1995 season, when Carlton subsequently won the premiership. From Roger Skien Collection.

Significance

Article on Trent Hotton as a Collingwood player, later played for Carlton. Article on Carlton player Mark Cullen and a predicted best 21 for Carlton. From Roger Skien Collection.

Paperback Book - harry

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

196 pages paperback book

Historical information

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

Significance

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.

Match Practice Football

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Leather Football

Historical information

Signatures of many Carlton Players mainly 1960s

Significance

Signatures of Players especially 1960s including many Premiership Players. Notable signatures are John Nicholls Captain Coach 1972, Ron Barassi Premiership Coach 1968 & 1970, AlexJesaulenko, Gordon Collis 1964 Brownlow Medalist, John Lloyd Father of to date 2019 Carlton Football Manager.

Inscriptions & Markings

Many Signatures of Carlton players from 60s & early 70s

Recruiting Officer Report - Recruiting Officer Report Roger Skien

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Historical information

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

Significance

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

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

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

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

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1958

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1958 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1958. Coach: Jim Francis Captain: Bruce Comben Vice Captain: Laurie Kerr Leading goal scorer: John Heathcote - 19 goals

Black & White Team Photo

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Postcard size Black & White photo

Historical information

Picture of Carlton's Premiership Team & Coach Ron Barassi. Back row: Gordon Casey, Barry Gill, Neil Chandler, Bill Bennett, Adrian Gallagher, Denis Munari. 2nd row: Ron Auchettl, Ian Robertson, Bryan Quirk, Peter Smith, Bob Edmond, Brian Kekovich, Brent Crosswell. 3rd Row: Gary Crane, Ron Stone, Vin Waite, Peter Jones, Robert Walls, Peter McLean, Alex Jesaulenko, Ian Nicoll. Seated: Ian Collins, John Goold, John Nicholls (captain), Ron Barassi (coach), Wes Lofts, Sergio Silvagni, Kevin Hall.

Significance

Carlton FC's first premiership after 21 years, at the time the longest drought premiership in the club's history. The win was the culmination of recruiting Ron Barassi from Melbourne FC in 1965. Ron Barassi leaving Melbourne at the end of the 1964 season was one of the most sensational stories in VFL history. Carlton defeated Essendon 7.14 (56) to 8.5 (53) Att 115828. The game was marred by a blustery wind. Brian Kekovich kicked 4 goals for Carlton and Gary Crane was Carlton's best player.

Colour Magazine - April Edition of the Inside Carlton Magazine 1998

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour magazine 32 pages

Historical information

Monthly edition of the CFC 'Inside Carlton' Magazine. Issued on April 5th, 1998.

Black & White Photo - Picture of John Lloyd

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White Photo

Historical information

Picture of Carlton Player John Lloys

Significance

The picture is of Carlton Player John Lloyd who played 29 games for Carlton from 1965-1967. John is player #773. John's three sons Matthew, Simon & Brad all worked or played football in various roles within the VFL. Matthew was unable to play for Carlton as his father did not play enough games to be eligible under the Father/Son rule. Matthew played for Essendon as a champion full forward. John's son Brad to date (2019) is Carlton's Football Manager.

Inscriptions & Markings

Date 2/5/67 on back of photo, name John Lloyd

Colour Magazine - Inside Carlton 1998 Yearbook

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine 52 Pages

Historical information

Annual post season CFC Magazine

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1945

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1945 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1945. Carlton won their 7th VFL/AFL premiership in 1945, defeating South Melbourne by 28 points at the MCG. Carlton 2.4 7.5 12.9 15.13 103 Sat 29-Sep-1945 2:50 PM Att: 62,986 Venue: Princes Park South Melbourne 0.5 6.9 8.10 10.15 75 Carlton won by 28 pts Coach: Percy Bentley Captain: Bob Chitty Vice Captains: Bob Green and Rod McLean Leading Goal-kicker: Lance Collins - 49 goals Best & Fairest: Ron Savage Second Best & Fairest: Ken Baxter Most Consistent: Arthur Sanger Most Improved: Vin Brown Most Serviceable: Bert Deacon Best First Year: Clinton Wines Most Promising: Ken Hands Best Team Man: Rod McLean & Mick Price Inspiring Play: Lance Collins Consistent Play: Jim Baird Improved Play: Doug Williams Special Efforts: Jack Bennett

Menu for Dinner - Dinner to the Carlton Football Club 13/7/25 Hotel Metropole Bourke Street Melb

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Small Menu

Historical information

Mid Season Dinner Carlton Football Club 1925

Significance

Era of mid season club dinners, toasting the King & various groups of Carlton FC notable. Some comments next to each dish humour of the day.

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

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

colour magazine

Historical information

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

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1962

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1962 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1962. Carlton would finish as Runner-Up, defeated by Essendon in the 1962 Grand Final. Essendon 6.5 7.7 10.10 13.12 90 Sat 29-Sep-1962 2:50 PM Att: 98,385 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 1.1 5.6 7.8 8.10 58 Essendon won by 32 pts Coach: Ken Hands Captain: Graham Donaldson Vice Captain: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Tom Carroll - 62 goals Best & Fairest: Serge Silvagni

Colour Poster - Carlton The Mighty Blues, 1987 finalists (caricatures by Rogers)

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Paper poster

Historical information

Caricatures of major Carlton players from 1987 including Stephen Silvagni, Stephen Kernahan, Justin Madden, Jon Dorotich, Craig Bradley, Ken Hunter, David Rhys-Jones, Wayne Johnston, David Glascott, Mark Naley. From Roger Skien Collection.