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H. C. A. Harrison
HENRY COLDEN ANTILL HARRISON (16 October 1836 – 2 September 1929) was a notable early Australian rules football
Australian rules football
player and administrator. Harrison's cousin, champion cricketer Tom Wills
Tom Wills
, founded Australian rules football in 1859, and within a year, Harrison joined him in promoting the new code. Harrison and Wills were the only pioneer figures to be inaugural inductees of the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and professional work * 2 Athlete * 3 Football and cricket * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFE AND PROFESSIONAL WORKHarrison was born at 'Jarvisfield', near Picton, New South Wales
Picton, New South Wales
, the son of John Harrison, a sea captain who had become a grazier, and his wife Jane, née Howe
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Geelong Football Club
The GEELONG FOOTBALL CLUB, nicknamed the CATS, is a professional Australian rules football
Australian rules football
club based in the city of Geelong
Geelong
, Australia and playing in the Australian Football League
Australian Football League
(AFL). The Cats have been the VFL/AFL premiers nine times, with three in the AFL era (since 1990). They have also won nine McClelland Trophies , a record shared with Essendon . The club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Geelong
Geelong
participated in the first football competition in Australia and was a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League
Victorian Football League
(VFL) in 1897
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Melbourne Cricket Club
The MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB (MCC) is a sports club based in Melbourne , Australia
Australia
. It was founded in 1838 and is one of the oldest sports clubs in Australia. The MCC is responsible for management and development of the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground
, a power given to it by the government-appointed MCG Trust and an Act of Parliament
Act of Parliament
. This also guarantees the club's occupation of about 20 per cent of the stadium for its members reserve. In 1859, members drafted the first set of rules for Australian rules football . In 1877, it hosted the first game of Test cricket
Test cricket
in history—played between Australia
Australia
and England . In 1971, the ground hosted the first One Day International cricket match
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Sherlock Holmes
SHERLOCK may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Fictional characters * 2 People * 3 Places * 4 Other uses * 5 See also FICTIONAL CHARACTERS* Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
, a fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle: * Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
(other) * Sherlock (TV series)
Sherlock (TV series)
, a BBC TV series that started in 2010 * Sherlock Hemlock , a Muppet from the TV show Sesame Street * Sherlock (video game) , a 1984 text adventure by Melbourne HousePEOPLE * William Sherlock (1641–1707), English church leader * Thomas Sherlock
Thomas Sherlock
(1678–1761), English bishop and son of William * John Sherlock (c
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Arthur Conan Doyle
SIR ARTHUR IGNATIUS CONAN DOYLE KStJ , DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes . Originally a physician , in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet , the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson . In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction . Doyle is also known for writing the fictional adventures of Professor Challenger and for propagating the mystery of the Mary Celeste . He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels
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Northern Territory
The NORTHERN TERRITORY (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia
Australia
. It shares borders with Western Australia
Australia
to the west (129th meridian east ), South Australia
Australia
to the south ( 26th parallel south
26th parallel south
), and Queensland
Queensland
to the east ( 138th meridian east ). To the north, the territory is bordered by the Timor Sea , the Arafura Sea
Arafura Sea
and the Gulf of Carpentaria . Despite its large area—over 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi), making it the third largest Australian federal division—it is sparsely populated
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Tasmania
TASMANIA (/tæzˈmeɪniə/ ; abbreviated as TAS and known colloquially as TASSIE) is an island state of Australia
Australia
. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait . The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world , and the surrounding 334 islands . The state has a population of around 519,100 as of June 2016 , just over forty percent of which resides in the Greater Hobart
Hobart
precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart
Hobart
. Tasmania's area is 68,401 km2 (26,410 sq mi), of which the main island covers 64,519 km2 (24,911 sq mi). Promoted as a natural state, protected areas of Tasmania
Tasmania
cover about 42% of the land area of the state, which includes national parks and World Heritage Sites
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Spring Street, Melbourne
SPRING STREET is a major street in the central business district of Melbourne
Melbourne
, Australia
Australia
. It runs roughly north-south and is the easternmost street in the original 1837 Hoddle Grid
Hoddle Grid
. Spring Street
Street
is famous as the traditional seat of the Government of Victoria , as well as being central to many of the state's major cultural institutions. The street\'s name is frequently used as a metonym to refer to the state's bureaucracy . Spring Street
Street
is also notable for its impressive Victorian architecture , including Melbourne
Melbourne
Parliament House , the Old Treasury Building , the Windsor Hotel (also known as Duchess of Spring Street) and the Princess Theatre
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Harrison Medal
The NAB AFL UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS are the annual national Australian rules football championships for players aged 18 years or younger. The competition is seen as one of the main pathways towards being drafted into a team in the fully professional Australian Football League (AFL). Originally known as the TEAL CUP, the competition began in 1953 between Queensland and New South Wales , but now features teams from each Australian state and mainland territory. For the purposes of the competition, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have combined since 1996 to form one team (NSW/ACT), and players from Victoria have been split into two teams (Vic Metro and Vic Country) since 1989. The tournament is currently sponsored by the National Australia Bank , having previously been sponsored by Caltex and the Commonwealth Bank . The winner of the 2017 tournament was Vic Metro
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Percival Serle
PERCIVAL SERLE (18 July 1871 – 16 December 1951) was an Australian biographer and bibliographer . Serle was born to English parents in Elsternwick , Victoria and for many years worked in a life assurance office before becoming chief clerk and accountant at the University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
. He married artist Dora Beatrice Hake on 29 Mar 1910. They were to have three children. He ran a second-hand bookshop during the depression; was guide-lecturer at the National Gallery of Victoria ; curator of the Art Museum of the Gallery; and member of the council of the Victorian Artists Society . He was also president of the Australian Literature Society
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Dictionary Of Australian Biography
The DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY, published in 1949, is a reference work by Percival Serle containing information on notable people associated with Australian history. With approximately a thousand entries, the book took more than twenty years to complete. Published by Angus and Robertson , the dictionary was compiled as two volumes, Volume 1: A-K; and Volume 2: L-Z. The book contains 1,030 biographies of Australians, or people who were closely connected with Australia, who died before the end of 1942. According to Serle in his preface: "This date closed the first one hundred and fifty years of Australia's history, for although the first fleet arrived in January 1788, the first emigrant ship, the Bellona, did not come until January 1793
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Australian Dictionary Of Biography
The AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY (ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history. Initially published in a series of twelve hard-copy volumes between 1966 and 2005, the dictionary has been published online since 2006. The ADB project has been operating since 1957. Staff are located at the National Centre of Biography
Biography
in the History Department of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Since its inception, 4,000 authors have contributed to the ADB and its published volumes contain 9,800 scholarly articles on 12,000 individuals
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Northern Territory Football League
The NORTHERN TERRITORY FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NTFL) is an Australian rules football semi-professional league operating in Darwin in the Northern Territory . The league is one of the only, and the highest level, Australian Rules competitions played during the Australian Summer with the season beginning in October and ending in March, because cricket cannot be played during the wet season, due to high levels of rain, resulting in the football and cricket seasons being swapped. The league regularly attracts high profile semi-professional players from interstate leagues due to its lack of salary cap and the timing of the season, which allows players to play extra matches during the rest of Australia's off-season
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AFL Under 18 Championships
The NAB AFL UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS are the annual national Australian rules football championships for players aged 18 years or younger. The competition is seen as one of the main pathways towards being drafted into a team in the fully professional Australian Football League (AFL). Originally known as the TEAL CUP, the competition began in 1953 between Queensland
Queensland
and New South Wales
New South Wales
, but now features teams from each Australian state and mainland territory. For the purposes of the competition, New South Wales
New South Wales
and the Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
have combined since 1996 to form one team (NSW/ACT), and players from Victoria have been split into two teams (Vic Metro and Vic Country) since 1989
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Western Australia
WESTERN AUSTRALIA (abbreviated as WA ) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia
Australia
. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
to the north-east and South Australia
Australia
to the south-east. Western Australia
Australia
is Australia's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia
Russia
's Sakha Republic – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. Ninety-two per cent of the population lives in the south-west corner of the state
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Victorian Football Association
The VICTORIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (VFL) is the major state-level Australian rules football
Australian rules football
league in Victoria . The league evolved from the former VICTORIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (VFA), and has been known by its current name since 1996. For historical purposes, the present VFL is sometimes referred to as the VFA/VFL, to distinguish it from the present day Australian Football League
Australian Football League
, which was known until 1990 as the Victorian Football League
Victorian Football League
and is sometimes referred to as the VFL/AFL. The VFA was formed in 1877 and is the second-oldest Australian rules football league, replacing the loose affiliation of clubs that had been the hallmark of the early years of the game. Initially serving a primarily administrative function, the VFA premiership served as the top level of club competition in Victoria until 1896
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