Australian National Football Carnivals

By Tassie Footy Fanatic | January 13th, 2017 |

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1908 Australasian National Carnival

Australasian Football Jubilee Carnival

The 1908 Melbourne Carnival was the inaugural Australian National Football Carnival, an  Australian Rules Football Interstate competition, held in Melbourne in August 1908. It was known at the time as the Jubilee Australasian Football Carnival because it was designed to commemorate 50 years of Australian rules football.

The winning team was presented with a silk pennant; and each member of the winning team received a gold championship medal.

Although the 29 August final between Victoria and Western Australia was played in front of something like 15,000 spectators, it is certain that the crowd would have been considerably larger if it had not also been the first day of the American Fleet‘s eight-day visit to Melbourne.

Tasmanian Cap of Bruce Carter
Photo Provided from the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery – Carter Collection

Tasmanian Boater Hat of Bruce Carter
Photo Provided from the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery – Carter Collection



1911 ANFC team to Adelaide – George Challis seated 2nd from right won the best player for Tasmania and passed away in World War I July 1916 after playing in a
VFL Premiership with Carlton FC in 1915




Tasmania did not compete in the Perth Carnival due to expensive travel costs








Tasmanian Teams who have competed in Carnivals between 1908 – 1933


Tasmania again did not compete in the carnival in Perth


The dog that buried a sausage in the North Hobart Oval mud during the
1947 ANFC Carnival

This photo was sent through to me by a bloke I worked with. 
Apparently this is at the 1947 carnival at North Hobart Oval.
His dad was photographed giving the dog a morsel of his hot dog which he apparently took down onto the ground and buried.

(Photo provided by Roland Curley)







David Sullivan – 1966 Tasmanian Representative