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South Australian State Football Team - 1948

the South Australian State Football Team 1948 – SA vs Vic
Top row L-R: D.W. Olds, G.R. Langley, J.A. Mehaffey, C.W. MacKenzie
2nd row: R.L. Russell, K.J. Gallagher, R.G. Hunt, F.N. Williams, H.R. Phillips
3rd row: A. Noble (head trainer), A.C. Donaldson, C.J. Churchett, A.D. Hickinbotham, R.C. Schumann, D.H. Yeo, C.G. Smith, F.J. McCallum (manager)
Front row: F.B. O’Leary, M.S. Agars, N.E. Betson (vice captain), R.W. Hank (captain), B.L. Burke, B.K. Faehse, L.H. Schober

South Australian State Football Team - 1949

South Australian State Football Team 1949 – SA vs WA
Top row L-R: B. Slattery, H.R. Phillips, F. Crouch, N.J. Way, J.G. Deane, F. Lewis, Ray Hank
2nd row: J. Coverlid, B. McGregor (coach), A.J. Crabb, J.E. Marriott, P.A. Dalwood, K.W. Growden, O.B. Beatty (trainer), M. Agars
3rd row: K.J. Gallagher, E.G. Tilley, R.W. Hank (captain), W.G. Noal (manager), I. McKay (vice captain), R.C. Schumann, D.E. Boyd
Front row: F. Williams, R.L. Russell, C. Pyatt, J. Mehaffey

South Australian State Football Team - 1949

South Australian State Football Team 1951 – SA vs Vic
Top row L-R: J.A. Lynch, Ray Hank, R.L. Russell
2nd row: C.J. Churchett, L. Fitzgerald, P.H. Bennett, R.J. Oates, A.D. Taylor, J.G. Deane
3rd row: R.J. Noble (trainer), F.N. Davies, B.K. Faehse, J.E. Marriott, A.J. Crabb, A.J. A’Court, I.L. McKay, H.E. Clamp (manager)
Front row: L.C. Griffen, R.D. Whitaker, F.N. Williams (vice captain), RW. Hank (captain), D.E. Boyd, A.S. Greer, H.R. Phillips

DESCRIPTION: original photos of three State South Australian Football Team photos
DATE:
1948, 1948 and 1951
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:
H.R. (Ron) Phillips was my grandpa, and he was one of South Australia’s best footballers of the time. Playing for the North Adelaide Football Club in the 1940s and 1950s, he was also selected to be on the South Australian State Team numerous times.

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