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vfa
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Gezza,

did you know the ABC televised some VFA matches in the early 60s including the 1963 VFA Grand Final.
Would they have some of these games still on some old reels archived ?
Being the ABC they would be more inclined to keep old reels.
I have inquired without luck but I am not totally convinced that there is nothing from the early 60s that they have hidden.
I am sure that Zebraman and Zebra would love to view the 1962 Sandringham v Moorabbin Grand Final.
Only if we knew someone that could have a real thorough search for some old VFA hidden gems !!!

billythekid
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Im pretty certain that all the early VFA games on ABC2 from 1957 on were erased including the 1962 GF Sandy v Moorabbin.

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[quote=vfa]Gezza,

did you know the ABC televised some VFA matches in the early 60s including the 1963 VFA Grand Final.
Would they have some of these games still on some old reels archived ?
Being the ABC they would be more inclined to keep old reels.
I have inquired without luck but I am not totally convinced that there is nothing from the early 60s that they have hidden.
I am sure that Zebraman and Zebra would love to view the 1962 Sandringham v Moorabbin Grand Final.
Only if we knew someone that could have a real thorough search for some old VFA hidden gems !!![/quote]

I was at the 1962 GF George...but I was only 7 years old so my memory of it is zero...and you're right...I'd love to see a young Bob Murray in action for Sandy in that match

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

vfa
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[quote=billythekid]Im pretty certain that all the early VFA games on ABC2 from 1957 on were erased including the 1962 GF Sandy v Moorabbin.[/quote]

What a shame as these games would be worth gold.

vfa
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I have done another search on the National Archives and put in a request.
I have found the following which would mean that the 1963 VFA Grand Final where Moorabbin played Sandringham was recorded. There would be two reels with details below.
Obviously no one has bothered to do anything and has been sitting in the national Archives.
I have put in a request and will let you know how I go with this.

Title
[various segments] [moving images] : Australian Rules Football:VFA Finals, Reel 1 of 2; Australian Rules Football:VFA Finals, Reel 2 of 2. Program number V1892. Date of recording 21 Sep 1963. ( 24 min 15 sec) : 16mm sprocketed magnetic film final mix copy, magnetic
Series number
C475 Control symbol
ARCH 04F/0217 Contents date range
1963 - 1963

Access status
Not yet examined Location
Sydney Barcode
8572392

digs
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[quote=vfa]I have done another search on the National Archives and put in a request.
I have found the following which would mean that the 1963 VFA Grand Final where Moorabbin played Sandringham was recorded. There would be two reels with details below.
Obviously no one has bothered to do anything and has been sitting in the national Archives.
I have put in a request and will let you know how I go with this.

Title
[various segments] [moving images] : Australian Rules Football:VFA Finals, Reel 1 of 2; Australian Rules Football:VFA Finals, Reel 2 of 2. Program number V1892. Date of recording 21 Sep 1963. ( 24 min 15 sec) : 16mm sprocketed magnetic film final mix copy, magnetic
Series number
C475 Control symbol
ARCH 04F/0217 Contents date range
1963 - 1963

Access status
Not yet examined Location
Sydney Barcode
8572392[/quote]

Just bloody brilliant George, What a legend you are !!!

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

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zebra
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Sorry George,not very interested in 1963 Grand Final as Sandy were 7 goals down again at 3/4 time and Moorabbin kicked another 6/7 gaols to really wipe us off the map to pay for the year before.
Anyway if any are found and can be transferred onto tape or dvd. it would be marvelous achievement.
zebra

vfa
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My copy of the 1963 VFA Grand Final arrived today.
Full last quarter of the GF which was played at North Port Oval. Commentators were Roy Wright and Graeme Cope.
Very good crowd with good support for Moorabbin.
The outer was packed.
Interestingly they had the scores on the scoreboard for Geelong v Hawthorn as well as the race results.
Lindsay Fox wore number 14 and Max Papley wore 11 and kicked 6 goals. Keith Burns, Laurie O'Toole played for the zebs. Moorabbin won 19.16 to 9.12

Bruce Whalebone looked like a good player.

I reckon there could be other hidden gems hidden in the ABC or national archives in old reels.
Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg.

vfa
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Dale are you saying that only 1957 has been deleted or from 1957 ?
It can't be from 1957 as I have the 1963 GF.

You never know if you don't persevere and keep trying.
What's to say there are others that have not been labeled in old reels ?
The 1962 GF would be more than a gem to find.
I know Zebraman, Zebra and Billy would love to get hold of this game if it was around.

Billy,
Speaking of the games televised from 1957 to 1963 on the abc what games were televised ?
Was it finals only ?

billythekid
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[quote=Dale61][quote=billythekid]Im pretty certain that all the early VFA games on ABC2 from 1957 on were erased including the 1962 GF Sandy v Moorabbin.[/quote]

I'm 100% certain that everything shown on ABC2 in 1957 has been erased![/quote]

I think you are right - mores the pity!

I hope we are informed when the videos are on CH31 Maybe someone can tape them.

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