Go Doggies!

Four players from the Footscray VFL team, dated 1953

Photograph by Warren Kirk (Westographer)
“I pulled 19 scrap books, made from telephone directories, out of a skip/dumpster in Seddon.
They were all sports related, mainly Aussie rules football, but also included boxing and wrestling,
and 2 were solely of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The oldest was dated 1952.
The maker was obviously a ‘Doggies supporter, judging by the bulk of the collections contents. . .
(The cards) were issued by The Argus newspaper, which closed in 1957.”
Warren Kirk (Westographer)
For History Week 2016, Footscray Historical Society
offers two free workshops to those interested in researching
properties in Footscray, West Footscray and Tottenham,
and Yarraville, Kingsville and Seddon.

Help spread the word by downloading pdfs (below) and circulating the invitations:


Follow Us!

Contact Us

66 Napier St Footscray 3011
Enter via Hyde Street door, opposite Footscray Police Station

Postal Address
66 Napier St Footscray
Australia 3011

Email: foothist@bigpond.com

03 9689 3820

Opening Hours

Every Tuesday 10am - 2pm

First Saturday of the month 10am - 3pm

Footscray Historical Society entrance is on the west side of Ercildoune i.e. Hyde Street opposite Police Station

Fees for research

Members of Footscray Historical Society Inc. are not charged to access the archives. A fee of $11 per visit applies to non-members accessing the archives unassisted. Enlist the support of volunteer staff for $22 per visit or email response. Supplementary fees vary according to how many photocopies or digital files are ordered.