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1949 Brodericks Barons :
Charity Match for the Alfred Hospital 1949
Pat is the last player on the right in the back row and Pat’s son is on the far right
Article that appeared in the Herald Sun searching for Brodericks Barons
Organisers including Brodericks Barons, Morrison family hotel in South Yarra and the Argo hotel.
Subject: RE: Brodericks Barons
Ms Elizabeth Muling
Thanks for your emails of 13 May 2016 concerning a football match organized to raise funds for The Alfred. The match was apparently played in the later 1940s with organisers including Brodericks Barons, Morrison family hotel in South Yarra and the Argo hotel.
The material you supplied including the football team photograph provide faces to some of The Alfreds many benefactors overs its lifetime. Donors came from all walks of life, the SPs often were good contributors to worthy causes . These funds often supplied [or contributed to] important medical equipment which helped make The Alfred the world class treating, teaching and research hospital it is today.
While not necessarily related to these papers and the football match mentioned, I note that in the Alfred Hospital Eightieth Annual Report for year ended 30th March 1950 under Collection Boxes [page 56] that a donation of £14/4/7 was made by Brodericks & Shepherds Hotels. A donation of this size was very significant in 1950 [Average yearly wage for managers and clerks was £433 1s 4d for males and £162 10s 6d for females, source http://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/c.php?g=245232&p=1633038].
Thanks again for this information.
The Alfred & Caulfield Hospital