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Picture relating to Melbourne - titled 'Early Australian Rules Football match in Melbourne, ca. 1866'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Wooden bridge over the river in Queens Park, Warwick, ca. 1880'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Cricket team at an unidentified location in Queensland, 1885'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Boys' cricket team, ca. 1895'
Picture relating to Bulwer - titled 'Cricket match at Bulwer State School, Queensland, 1899'
Picture relating to Boonah - titled 'Cricket club at Boonah, Queensland, 1901'
Picture relating to Maryborough - titled 'Junior Vics Football Club, Premiers 1904'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Australian Football Premiership Finals, Brisbane, Queensland, 1907'
Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Boys' cricket team from The Southport School on the Gold Coast, 1907'
Picture relating to Canungra - titled 'Canungra ladies cricket team, ca. 1908'
Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Second XI cricket team, The Southport School, 1908'
Picture relating to Bowen - titled 'Victor Trumper's Australian Cricket XI, on the steps of Woodlands, at Bowen, ca. 1909'
Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Cricket match at Southport School, Queensland, ca. 1910'
Picture relating to Cooroy - titled 'Ladies versus gentlemen cricket match, Cooroy, ca. 1910'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Crowd at the swimming pool, ca. 1910'
Picture relating to Queensland - titled 'Labour Day Festivities at Canungra, 1914'

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Early Australian Rules Football match in Melbourne, ca. 1866

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1866
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An artist in 1866 depicted an Australian football game in the Richmond Paddock. The building in the left background is the pavilion of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Spectators are sheltering beneath the trees inside the playing arena. (Description taken from G. Blainey, A game of our own : the origins of Australian football, 1990.)

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Football (open in new window) photo collection.