TO 13 AUGUST 2017, SEE A FOOTY EXHIBITION AT THE STATE LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA – In a league of its own: Celebrating 140 years of SANFL.
From the State Library of South Australia:
Celebrate 140 years of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in an exciting exhibition about South Australia’s much-loved game.
Discover how football has evolved over the years through rare memorabilia, including trophies, scrapbooks of players, and photographs of the teams, spectators, Football Park and Adelaide Oval.
For the first time see a stunning display of 50 Magarey Medals which are unique in their design.
Relive some of the great moments in footy as you watch archival footage of SANFL matches from 1949, including grand finals. Listen to recorded ‘Footy Conversations’ and hear some of the South Australian legends of the game.
The exhibition also provides an insight into social change in South Australia. See how the spectators of yesteryear, mainly males formally dressed in their hats, differ from the spectators of today.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see unique memorabilia from the SANFL History Centre that is not normally accessible to the public.
Footy Cards – your self-guided tour helper
We’ve designed a pack of Footy cards to help focus attention on aspects of the exhibition and explore objects in different ways.
Collect the cards inside the exhibition spaces. You might like to use the torch on your personal mobile device to assist with this exploration.