1933 Richmond Football Club photo: who’s there?

Richmond Football Club 1933

Richmond Football Club 1933. Photo: Boyles, Charles Edward 1888-1971, photographer. Source: State Library Victoria (www.slv.vic.gov.au)

 

Look at them. Richmond Football Club 1933.
These gents were VFL Runners-Up to South Melbourne’s “foreign legion” featuring many players of interstate origin.
75,754 people turned up for that Grand Final.

South Melbourne  3.5   6.7   8.12    9.17.41
Richmond              0.2    2.3    3.3     4.5.29

Richmond then beat South Melbourne in the 1934 Grand Final.

 

Who can you name?

 

Rhett Bartlett can:

The above photo is Round 9, 1933   Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road.

 

Back: Doug Strang, Jack Dyer, Tom O’Halloran, Bert Foster, Maurie Sheahan, Joe Murdoch, Gordon Strang, Alan Geddes.

Middle: Jack Titus, Maurie Hunter, Basil McCormack, Percy Bentley, Kevin O’Neill, Martin Bolger, Jack Baggott

Front: Stan Judkins, Eric Zschech, Ray Martin, Sid Dockendorff

 

As a side note, I interviewed both Joe Murdoch and Sid Dockendorff, who are in this photo.

Murdoch is a member of the Richmond Hall of Fame, and most notably was involved in the famous Gordon Coventry report of 1936. Murdoch lived to 94 years old.

Sid was born 4 days after Richmond’s first VFL match. His grandfather once employed a young Ned Kelly to work on his farm. Kelly stole horses one day , and as such that working relationship ended.

Sid’s uncle, Bob, was a policeman, and was in the Glenrowan Police Station the moment Ned Kelly was brought in after the Glenrowan shootout.

Sid lived to 97 years old.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I can see a relative in Jack Titus middle left end.
    Perc Bentley in the middle and next to him looks like Kevin O’Neil and Martin Bolger. Ray Martin 2nd from right in front row. A young Jack Dyer back row 2nd from left.

  2. Maurie Sheahan will be there – not sure which cove he is though.

  3. Crikey, that’s good. i only got Jack Dyer and Jack Titus. But I can name most of the 2015 Richmond Premiership side.

  4. The above photo is Rd 9 1933 Richmond vs Essendon at Punt Road.

    Back: Doug Strang, Jack Dyer, Tom O’Halloran, Bert Foster, Maurie Sheahan, Joe Murdoch, Gordon Strang, Alan Geddes.

    Middle: Jack Titus, Maurie Hunter, Basil McCormack, Percy Bentley, Kevin O’Neill, Martin Bolger, Jack Baggott

    Front: Stan Judkins, Eric Zschech, Ray Martin, Sid Dockendorff

    As I side note, I interviewed both Joe Murdoch and Sid Dockendorff, who are in this photo.
    Murdoch is a member of the Richmond Hall of Fame, and most notably was involved in the famous Gordon Coventry report of 1936. Murdoch lived to 94 years old.
    Sid was born 4 days after Richmond’s first VFL match. His grandfather once employed a young Ned Kelly to work on his farm. Kelly stole horses one day , and as such that working relationship ended.
    Sid’s uncle, Bob, was a policeman, and was in the Glenrowan Police Station the moment Ned Kelly was brought in after the Glenrowan shootout.
    Sid lived to 97 years old.

  5. Max Oppy & Jack Dyer lived into their 90s as well Rhett.

  6. david sparrow says:

    Great photo! I’m distantly related Perce Bentley & he used to take me along to Oakleigh FC in the 1970’s to watch VFA. As well as dedication to footy he also worked in the leather trade in Richmond or Burnley. Does anyone know the name of leather co. he worked for ?

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