The Odd Friday Lunch – Syd Jackson: Friday 31st May @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel



The Odd Friday Lunch
Friday 31 May 1:05pm

with special guest

Syd Jackson

@ The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel,  296 Rae St, North Fitzroy
$40 (for three courses) plus drinks at pub prices

Bookings essential:     Phone 94864501  or  email [email protected]



Syd Jackson was a pioneering indigenous player in the VFL / AFL. He played 104 games for East Perth from 1963, only missing a Sandover Medal in his first season due to being suspended. He was targeted by Ron Barrassi, and recruited to Carlton in 1968.


Syd had to sit out his first year at Carlton in 1968 due to transfer issues, & was just the runner in the Grand Final win. He went on to play 8 seasons and 136 games for Carlton, winning 2 premierships. He was a clever & dangerous half forward with brilliant ball handling & kicking skills, and was one of the very few indigenous players in that era.


Syd was one of “The Stolen Generation”, being taken from his parents when he was 3 years old, from the Northern Gold Fields of WA. He was separated from his parents & 2 sisters, briefly adopted by a white family, but then sent 980km south to Roelands Native Mission near Bunbury, where he lived until the age of 15; an extraordinary life story.


Syd played a special role in this week’s indigenous round at Carlton. He was a close teammate of Percy for his time at Carlton and he should make for a very interesting guest the Friday.





Entree – Cream of Celeriac and Fennel Soup with Basil Chips


Mains – Risotto of Spinach, Potato & Rosemary, Gorgonzola & Shaved Parmesan


White Chicken Curry with Rice, Riata, Greens and Pickle


Dessert – Warm Apple, Almond & Cinnamon Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream


Please email [email protected] with attendee names

Phone 03 9486 4501





296 Rae Street North Fitzroy 3068




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