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Non-exhaustive timeline of Australia Aboriginal Enlistment
First recorded game of Australian Rules Football
Essendon win First VFL premiership
St. Kilda win first match (48 consecutive losses)
VFL allow player payments
Guernsey numbers appear as well as records
VFL matches televised (Final quarters)
100 years of Australian Football
2 Umpire (FIELD) system introduced
South Melbourne move to Sydney
National Player Draft is brought into VFL
'VFL' changes to 'AFL'
Essendon won 24/25 matches. A record unbroken.
Nicky Winmar famously lifts jumper for an iconic image of anti-racism
Free Agency was established
Wally Koochew a Chinese National man becomes one of the first men of Asian descent play VFL
Joe Johnson emerged as the first Aboriginal Australian to play VFL
Change from sphere shaped ball to oval shaped ball
Fitzroy (Lions) played there last game. They went on to conjoin with Brisbane (Bears), who then became known as the Brisbane Lions.
Gold Coast Established
Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Established
MARNGROOK played by Aboriginal communities for an unknown period of time . GAELIC FOOTBALL and ENGLISH FOOTBALL could have also influenced the game of VFL/AFL football
NOTE: Through this period AFL did not decline as such but no incredibly significant events occured. The war also limited playing/paying.
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