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Booklet - 'The First Twenty Five Years', Melbourne Soccer Club, 1982 Document Reg. No: SH 000093

Booklet 'The First Twenty Five Years' published by the Melbourne Soccer Club, printed by Southdown Press in 1982. The Melbourne Soccer Club, also known as the Melbourne Hungaria Soccer Club, was formed in 1957 by Hungarian migrants, this included members of the Hungarian Olympic soccer team who had defected and remained in Australia following the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. During the 1960s and 1970s it was one of the strongest football clubs in Australia, winning the Victorian State League championship and the Australian Cup in 1967. The club closed in 1987. It's most notable player was former Socceroo Attila Abonyi, who migrated from Hungary with his parents and brother in 1957 under the Hungarian Refugee Assistance Scheme.
Rectangular soft covered booklet, with thin card covers and 122 white paper pages. Printed on the front of the cover is a sketch of a male soccer player holding a large trophy and a large crest of the Melbourne Soccer Club behind him. On the back of the front cover is an advertisement for the Brighton Savoy Motel. The back cover has an advertisement for Buffalo Sports on one side and JAT Yugoslav Airlines on the other. The booklet has a large amount of text, photographs and advertisements printed throughout it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Joseph Abonyi, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.70 cm (Width), 22.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: sport, soccer, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Organisations
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed, front cover: MELBOURNE/S. C./1957/1957-1982/MELBOURNE /H.S.C./ALAPITASANAK/25 eves/EVFORDULOJA/THE/FIRST/TWENTY/FIVE/YEARS
Printer: Southdown Press, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982
Publisher: Melbourne Soccer Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982

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