Almanac Footy History and Memorabilia: The Bob Gartland (Geelong FC) Collection



Bob Gartland is the vice president of the Geelong Football Club. He’s barracked for the Cats all his life.


He loves history – especially the history of the footy club. A natural story-teller, he has written many historical articles which are always brilliantly researched and beautifully written. Some are published on the Almanac site.


He has one of the finest private collections of sports memorabilia in the country (if not the world). Much of that takes pride of place in his home, but he wants people to enjoy it so he has made it available through a number of public exhibitions.


Here, in this video, he takes us through an exhibition at the Geelong FC. (This has been made available through YouTube).





  1. Daryl Schramm says

    You don’t need to be a Cats supporter to enjoy this. What an amazing presentation of what must be a unique collection. Congratulations on a job well done to all concerned.

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