1947 Hobart Carnival

The 1947 Hobart Carnival was the tenth edition of the Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition.

North Hobart Oval hosted the matches during the carnival, most of them under heavy rain. Western Australia, South Australia and the VFL were in Section A while Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and Canberra took part in Section B.

Western Australia caused an upset with a 4-point win over the VFL, the first time the Victorians had lost at a carnival since 1921. The VFL however claimed the Championship on percentage after easily accounting for South Australia by 76 points. Tasmania topped the Section B ladder to gain promotion to the top flight in the 1950 Brisbane Carnival.

Results

Game One

TeamScore
New South Wales18.22 (130)
Canberra7.8 (50)

Game Three

TeamScore
South Australia20.18 (138)
Western Australia15.12 (102)

Game Five

TeamScore
Tasmania21.10 (136)
Canberra9.6 (60)

Game Seven

TeamScore
Queensland11.10 (76)
Canberra7.24 (66)

Game Nine

TeamScore
Victoria18.19 (127)
South Australia7.9 (51)

Game Two

TeamScore
Tasmania22.26 (158)
Queensland6.8 (56)

Game Four

TeamScore
New South Wales14.12 (96)
Queensland5.12 (42)

Game Six

TeamScore
Western Australia16.10 (106)
Victoria15.12 (102)

Game Eight

TeamScore
Tasmania16.10 (106)
New South Wales13.18 (96)

Tassie Medal

Ranking Player Votes Team
1 Les McClements 7 Western Australia
Bob Furler 7 Canberra
3 Bert Deacon 5 Victoria
Jim Matthews 5 New South Wales
Erwin Dornau 5 Queensland
6 Stan Heal 4 Western Australia
Lou Richards 4 Victoria

Squads

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Section A

VIC WA SA

Manager: K. Luke

Coach: J. Dolan

Manager W. Noal

Section B

TAS NSW QLD Canberra

Manager: K. Downie

Manager: R. Onians

  • Alan Smythe (Captain)[3]
  • Jim Cracknell (VC)
  • Jack Browne
  • Ken Champion
  • Darcy Coleman
  • Andy Davidson
  • Bob Dryburgh
  • Fred Edwards
  • Fred Felstead
  • A. Gillespie
  • John Grose
  • L. Grose
  • Roy Hayes
  • Joe Hughes
  • Frank Larkin
  • Eddie Luhrs
  • Jim Matthews
  • Roy Matthews
  • Keith Miller
  • Emrys Owen
  • L. Simmons
  • J. Stevens
  • Jack Thomson
  • Roy Watterston
  • Roy Wilson

Manager C. Ryan

  • Dick Parton (Captain)
  • George Nuss (VC)
  • K. Bone
  • Harold Byrne
  • Tom Calder
  • D. Cranstoun
  • Erwin Dornau
  • R. Geschke
  • F. Griffin
  • A. Hollingsworth
  • J. Hopkins
  • L. Jackson
  • Don Northover
  • Gordon Phelan
  • Doug Pittard
  • C. Potter
  • L. Sanders
  • Col Taylor
  • Phil Trewick
  • Ken Trewick
  • Jim Trewick
  • Alan Trewick
  • R. Warren
  • F. Willetts
  • R. Wixted

Coach: Dave Elliman

  • Alan Stevens (Captain)
  • N. Custance (VC)
  • C. Axelby
  • J. Backen
  • D. Berry
  • R. Bloomfield
  • J. Brophy
  • J. Connelly
  • Jack Dorman
  • Alf Drayton
  • L. Drayton
  • H. Edlington
  • Kevin Flynn
  • Bob Furler
  • R. Hawke
  • K. Hill
  • K. Hogan
  • J. Hurley
  • H. Madigan
  • N. Malone
  • R. Noonan
  • G. Pini
  • V. Ryan
  • George Sharpe
  • G. Sherd

References

  1. Australian National Football Carnival (Framed Photographic Display). State Library of South Australia. 1947.
  2. Riley, Michael. "ANFC Football Carnival - Hobart 1947". Boyles Football Photos. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. "Alan Roy Smythe". NSW Australian Football History Society Inc. NSW Australian Football History Society Inc. Retrieved 20 July 2018.


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