• Short Summary

    Melbourne beats Richmond in Victoria League rugby final.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Australian Football Final".

    Melbourne, Australia.

    L/S of crowds in grandstand of large stadium. They are there to watch the Victoria League Rugby Football final. M/S of players from Melbourne and Richmond teams running onto the pitch. Various shots of crowds cheering. Various shots of rugby match. Melbourne wins. Commentator is Australian.

    Note: despite misleading title and constant reference of narrator to football this is definitely a rugby match! AH 2001.

    Note: part of Dublin reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1069.37
    Media URN:
    37801
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:41:00 / 01:48:09:00
    Canister:
    41/13

Comments (2)

  1. Michael Rogers says

    The match is the 1941 Victorian Football League grand final played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 29 September 1941. Attendance 79,687.

    The game being played is the indigenous code of Australian Football with origins dating from 1858. It is the most popular spectator sport played in Australia.

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  2. Michael Rogers says

    Correction: The match is the 1940 Victorian Football League grand final played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 28 September 1940. Attendance 70,330.

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