TCA Ground, 1911. Hobart, Tasmania

Thanks once again to Michael Turner,  for this expert detective work in tracking down, via YouTube and the National Film & Sound Archives, glimpses of the TCA scoreboard (built in 1907)  in a 1911 gameof footy  between Cananore and North Launceston.

In the brief footage you’ll see a close-up of part of the scoreboard at  2 minutes 10 seconds. Thereafter, for the next minute and 10 seconds it is in the distance. In the first minute or so of the footage you’ll see plenty of hats and grandstands!

The National Film & Sound Archive states: These film fragments represent the earliest known surviving moving images of Tasmanian Australian Rules football action, filmed in 1911.

Courtesy of National Film & Sound Archive


See also: TCA Ground, 1976