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#1 Rodc


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Posted 05 March 2020 - 01:25 PM

Not sure if anyone has ever tried purchasing footage from the National Film and Sound Archive.  I was having a browse on their site recently.  Although it was not a Footscray game I noticed that they have listed the full last quarter of a 1966 Round 8 match between Hawthorn and Fitzroy at the old Brunswick Street oval.  I found this interesting because in 1966 both clubs finished very low on the ladder and it was the last year Fitzroy played at the Brunswick Street oval.  I don't think I have seen a broadcast of a match played at the Brunswick Street ground.

I know Caveman has put up the last ten minutes of the StKilda/Footscray match at Moorabbin from the same year.  It gives hope that there still might be some gems out there.  Anyone dealt with the NFSA and know about availability and prices etc.

Shoutout to Caveman, too.  Keep up the good work mate.


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 10:01 AM

Great work Rodc- thanks so much for letting us know. Legend you are


A match from Brunswick Street. That is an absolute must get. Priority 1. I had better look at that now. Lets hope that they sell stuff.


They only thing that could possibly trump a full last quarter from the 1960's would be a North Melbourne home match from 1965. I would love to get one of them, even though Footscray was one of the two clubs that didn't play away to the Kangaroos in 1965. Of North Melbourne's nine Home Games two teams missed out back in the era of an 18 round competition.


Footscray as I just mentioned was one, the other club to miss out was the 3rd member of the 1925 Holy Trinity.


Wonderful work again Rodc- by the way has your email changed? If so can you email your new one to me please. Cheers again

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:18 PM

Hi Caveman,


Yes my email has changed - I'll get it to you.  

The only footage that I think I have seen of North Melbourne at Coburg is a minute or two on the North Melbourne History tape.  It shows some silent footage of the game against Carlton played in the mud.  I wonder how many of the 9 North Melbourne games at Coburg were replayed on Channel 7, 9 or the ABC in 1965.  Once again one of those frustrating things for those of us who love history that there doesn't seem to be any footage of the Coburg days.  I guess in fairness to the TV stations at the time they probably didn't realise that North would only have the one year there, unlike Richmond and StKilda who had very successful moves in the same year.  

Cheers, Caveman and I will be in contact. 

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 07:22 PM

Just following on from above re old footage.  If there was the facility to be able to obtain footage from days gone by, are there any in particular you would like to see?


From a Footscray perspective -


Footage of Merv Hobbs' mark in the 1961 1st semi;

Full replay of Ted Whittens 300th game against Fitzroy in 1969 and his last game against Hawthorn in 1970;

Footscray v St.Kilda 1st semi 1963;

Any other full game of EJ apart from the 1961 Grand Final.


Other than Footscray -


Vision from all the suburban grounds, particularly grounds like Coburg, Punt Road and Brunswick Street of which there is very little.


Footage of the likes of Coleman, Pratt, Bunton and Reynolds. (Other than the small snippets that are around).

Some of the old footy panels that had the likes of Norm Smith, Reg Hickey, Bill Twomey, Phonse Kyne and Jack Mueller.


What do you think Caveman?

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 03:09 PM

Just thought of another game I'm sure you would love to see the entire footage of, Caveman -

Round 22, 1976 - Carlton v Footscray at Princes Park.  I know it is a favourite of your's and many Footscray supporters for obvious reasons.


And what about if we had today's technology to properly see Tony Liberatore's snap at gaol late in the '97 Preliminary Final against Adelaide?   P.S. - Any Footscray supporters out there reading this board who were at the game and had a good view of it?

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