Claude Curtin

Claude Frederick Curtin (4 July 1920 – 13 December 1994)[2][3] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the VFL.

Claude Curtin
Personal information
Full name Claude Frederick Curtin[1]
Date of birth 4 July 1920
Place of birth Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death 13 December 1994(1994-12-13) (aged 74)
Original team(s) Fitzroy CYMS
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1947 Fitzroy 91 (268)
1948 North Melbourne 04 00(7)
1949 Fitzroy 02 00(1)
Total 97 (276)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A full-forward, Curtin was the nephew of former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin.[4] He kicked over fifty goals in a season on four separate occasions, from 1940 to 1942 and in 1946. In each of those seasons he topped Fitzroy's goalkicking. He would have been a member of the club's 1944 premiership side had he not be away on war service. His grandson is former Hawthorn player and Carlton coach John Barker


  1. "WW2 Nominal Roll". Australian Government.
  2. "Claude Curtin - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. Gray, Darren (18 December 1994). "(For the Record)". The Age. p. 16. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. Skulley, Mark (6 February 1992). "True-Blue Party Faithful Await Hawke Successor". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 6. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
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