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.

1911

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

1914

  

1921

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

1924

    

1927

 

1930

 

1933

Tasmanian Teams who have competed in Carnivals between 1908 – 1933

1937

Tasmania again did not compete in the carnival in Perth

1947

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

1950

1953

 

1956

1966

David Sullivan – 1966 Tasmanian Representative