’Hard as Nails’: Jack Conway and the Early Days of Football

Pennings, Mark (2003) ’Hard as Nails’: Jack Conway and the Early Days of Football. In Holt, Stephanie & Hutchinson, Garrie (Eds.) Footy’s Greatest Players. Coulomb Communications, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 3-9.

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The article draws attention to Conway's success as a player and his important role in the development of the Carlton Football Club. It discusses the football career of Jack Conway. Conway was a Melbourne Grammar school boy who went on to play football for Melbourne, South Yarra, Albert Park and Carlton. Conway played football during the period 1858-1871. He captained Carlton and was a major figure in the development of its culture and ambitions. Conway was also an on field adversary of Melbourne captain H.C.A. Harrison and these two enjoyed many hard fought contests.

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ID Code: 7344
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Jack Conway, Australian Football, Carlton Football Club, Football in the nineteenth century
ISBN: 0958073732
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 01 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:40

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