Sunday, October 25, 2009

Old Photos

One of the projects I have been working on over the last few weeks, is the re-photographing of the old photos at the Roxburgh Rugby Club. One of the members, John McKinnel, has been collecting old photos from around the district for some time. The above photo, taken originally in 1890, remains in very good condition. John has put together a team of 'middle aged' former players to name all the people in the photos, and to a large degree they have done well. In some of this countries smaller communities, there is always some relation left who knows who was in his father's or grandfather's team.
If you have any photos from the Coal Creek, Millers Flat, Roxburgh or Ettrick Rugby Clubs of the past, contact me and I will put you onto John.
As someone pointed out, many times the old team photo is the only image in existence of many of these young men.

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