Dick Parton

Richard ‘Dick’ Parton (12 September 1917 – 20 April 2006) was an Australian rules footballer who achieved notable success in his home state of Queensland.

Dick Parton
Personal information
Full name Richard Parton
Date of birth (1917-09-12)12 September 1917
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland[1]
Date of death 20 April 2006(2006-04-20) (aged 88)
Place of death Queensland[2]
Career highlights
  • Grogan Medallist 1949
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Playing for Windsor in the Queensland Australian National Football League, he was awarded the Grogan Medal in 1949[3] during the latter stages of his career. He represented his state in his sport numerous times over his career, including a match in 1939 against New South Wales in which he kicked nine goals.[4][5]

In 2003, he was named at centre half-forward in the Queensland Team of the Century.[6]


  1. "World War Two Nominal Roll:Richard Parton". Commonwealth of Australia.
  2. "Richard Parton". Billion Graves.
  3. "OLD RIVALS WILL MEET". The Courier Mail. Brisbane. 9 September 1949. p. 9.
  4. "PARTON UNBEATABLE IN THE AIR". The Courier Mail. Brisbane. 10 July 1939. p. 10.
  5. "Dick Parton". AFL Queensland. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. "Queensland Team of the 20th Century: Half Forward Line". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
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