150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland

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Query on Doug ‘Dollar’ Roulston

  A fellow researcher by the name of Steve Tonzing is researching a book for North Bendigo Football Club in Victoria.  Steve, who writes that the club’s full forward Doug ‘D...

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1969 Metropolitan GF at The Gabba

Check out this video prepared by Sam Corless. The 1969 Metropolitan League Grand Final played at the Gabba between University and South Brisbane. ...

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Mackay – The First 25 Years – Tropical Footy

Australian Rules football commenced in Mackay in 1970, well after the 20th century rebirth of the code in Cairns, Townsville and Mt Isa. By the 1980s the Mackay league was rivalling its northern cousi...

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FOOTBALL, FOG, RAIN, GALES, LIGHTNING, SWAYING POWER LINES, BLACK-OUT: The Story of the First Night of the Secondary Schools State Championship in Toowoomba, 1981

A story by Barry Daunt with Rick Boyce* Regional teams from all over Queensland arrived at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on a Friday afternoon, excited and looking forward to compete in the 11th state ...

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South Australia v Queensland and NSW 1980 – Double Dare Ya

by Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt   This article may also be viewed on the following page: http://www.footyalmanac.com.au/south-australia-v-queensland-and-nsw-1980-double-dare-ya/   19...

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Erwin Dornau – The first Queenslander to play in the VFL

by Mike Dornau  Erwin Dornau showed he had the potential to go all the way, even as a young boy growing up in Brisbane, near Breakfast Creek in Windsor, in what seemed a real Huckleberry Finn life...

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First Season of Gold Coast Football – 1961

1961 1000 Spectators attended the first game of Australian Football on the Gold Coast between Southport and Centrals. Southport defeated Ipswich to win their first premiership. Within four day...

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Steve Austin interview with Murray Bird on the Origins of Queensland Football

Steve Austin (ABC) interview with Murray Bird on the origins of football in Queensland. https://soundcloud.com/612abcbrisbane/steve-austin-the-origins-of Queensland team - 1888   ...

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Queensland Open Age High School Team Invades New Zealand

by Rick Boyce   The story begins way back in the late 1960s when Ron Sands, then teaching at Kedron State High School, kept losing his senior players to Rugby League in the era of the limited tack...

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Coorparoo – D Grade Premiers 1946 (a poem)

The Year The 'Roos First Wunner (an account of the 1946 D Grade Grand Final) by John Mullan   Unless my memory's playing me tricks it happened in August of forty-six, The Coorparoo...

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