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Going back to Max Mayo's details, he played in the first 10 rounds of 1946, selected as full-forward, then appeared on the half-forward flank in Rounds 17,18.
The Camberwell History Book "East Side Story" only has a passing reference to him, as being recruited from Glen Iris.


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no probs, i knew it wasn`t JJ Liston coz i know he was involved with Willi, and i read a book a few years back on Laurie Nash & it referred to Dr Hartnett quite a bit, a very influential figure in football back in the day.


Liston was a very prominent person who had a very full life

Heres some information on him

John James Liston (1872-1944), civic leader and liquor trades spokesman, was born on 21 September 1872 at Granny, Roscommon, Ireland, son of John Haire Liston, constable, and his wife Mary Ann, née McNamany. The family migrated to Victoria about 1882 and settled at Williamstown

In his rise from humble origins and in the scope of his influence Liston may be compared with his co-religionist John Wren. He devoted an extraordinary amount of effort to public service, bestowing patronage on sporting and charitable associations and performing unpublicized acts of kindness during the Depression. A Williamstown high school, a regional hospital at Footscray and the Friendly Societies' Association were among his causes. He was a trustee of the Port Phillip Pilots' Association and of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and president of both the Victorian Soccer and Victorian Football associations.

Liston died of heart disease at Cliveden Mansions, East Melbourne, on 12 April 1944, survived by his wife and by two sons from his first marriage, one of whom was killed on active service next year. Archbishop Mannix attended his funeral and J. H. Scullin was a pallbearer. His estate was sworn for probate at £293,481. There is a bust in the Williamstown Town Hall and the Williamstown Historical Society holds a portrait. He is also remembered by the J. J. Liston medal for the best and fairest player in the Victorian Football Association and by the J. J. Liston Stakes at Sandown.

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I remember seeing Max Mayo play. A fast lead and a great mark.(I started my spectating "career" at Camberwell in 1945).
Max was one of string of top full forwards at Camberwell who were always exciting to watch.
The exploits of Ron O'Neill, "Squeaker" Stephenson and Garry Hammond stay in the memory.



Further Googling shows that after Max Mayo left Norwood, he turned up at North Shore in the Sydney Football League, eventually Captain Coach around 1954/5.
Not sure if he is still alive, but if he was and read all of these posts, he might be bemused at all this interest in his Football Career!

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someone mentioned earlier that he was alive n well n living on the Gold Coast but he would have to be pushing 90yo if he made his debut for the Wellers 69 years ago, probably wouldn`t spend a lot of time googling his own name nowadays!


My dad is Max Mayo who played at Norwood Football Club.  He is still fighting fit and pretty healthy at 90 years of age.  Still follows his beloved Redlegs.  He now lives northern NSW.

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Yes, I remember Max Mayo. He wasn't with us long, but he was great to watch. A great mark, and a deadly kick. The first of a long list of exciting full forwards at Camberwell that I have seen.