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Medal - Fitzroy Football Club Premiers, Victoria, Australia, 1904 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20492

Summary:
Fitzroy Football Club Premiership gold prize medal, issued in 1904, awarded to player Les Millis.

Les Millis played for Fitzroy 1903-1909 (according to the Brisbane Lions web site, successors to the Melbourne team Fitzroy). He was club champion / Best & Fairest in 1905 and 1906.

In 1904, Captain Gerald Brosnan led the premiership team to victory over Carlton. It was Fitzroy's its third VFL premiership, and the first to include an Aboriginal player in a premiership side. Joe Johnson also played in the 1905 premiership side. He played a total of 55 games for Fitzroy. The Fitzroy Football Club was formed in 1883 and merged with the Brisbane Bears to form the Brisbane Lions in 1996.
Description:
Gold medal with outline of football within circle (circle has buckle detail), and scroll detail with hanging ring at top.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Height), 25 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 26 * 37

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Tagged with: aboriginal history, football, football teams, sport
Themes this item is part of: Fitzroy Football Club, Victoria, Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Prize
DateEra: 1904 AD
Obverse Description: At centre on football, .PREMIERS . / VFL / -> 1904 <-; around on belt, FITZROY . FOOTBALL . CLUB
Reverse Description: At centre on football, A. McCRACKEN / President / To / L.MILLIS; around on belt, -> PRESENTED BY <-
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: at centre on football, '.PREMIERS . / VFL / -> 1904 <-'. Around on belt, 'FITZROY . FOOTBALL . CLUB' .

Reverse: at centre on football, 'A. McCRACKEN / President / To / L.MILLIS'. Around on belt, '-> PRESENTED BY <-' .
Shape: Round with loop
Material: gold
Issued By: Fitzroy Football Club, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1904
Awarded To: Fitzroy Football Club
Awarded To: Les Millis - Fitzroy Football Club

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