Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Do You know these Women?

Maffra women footballers

Is there anyone out there who can identify any of these women? Who are at the Maffra Showgrounds, wearing Maffra Rovers Football Club jumpers, some time after 1952. A better date would be good, too.

There is a larger copy HERE.

We wonder who they were they playing? Is this an early WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends) of the footballers of the time, playing a rival team's WAGs?

We have a number of photographs such as this in the collection, where with a bit of time some of the members of our community should be able to identify them. On Monday 25 July we will have a photo afternoon at the Maffra Library, 1pm to 3pm - everyone welcome to come along and see if you can spot people you know in our photographs.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lenore Frost said...

The jumpers look to me like they all fit the women, as opposed to having borrowed them - but maybe they borrowed junior teams' jumpers. And they have footy boots on in the front row. I can't imagine they borrowed those. I'm inclined to think it was a ridgy-didge competition team.

July 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Well spotted! Have you ever considered running a blog with all sorts of interesting photos, and what you see in them???? I have plenty of photos for you. :)

(I should know after the 25th about what date it is - I think 1950s)

July 13, 2011 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Teddybear said...

My father Jeff Burgess used to live in Maffra, but played football for Sale. He played tennis in Maffra, and was club secretary for a number of years.

August 4, 2011 at 3:56 AM  

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