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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, 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.Contents1 Early life and professional work 2 Athlete 3 Football and cricket 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and professional work[edit] Harrison was born at 'Jarvisfield', near Picton, New South Wales, the son of John Harrison, a sea captain who had become a grazier, and his wife Jane, née Howe. In about 1837, the family moved to the Port Phillip District, and took up land on the Plenty River
Plenty River
about 20 miles (32 km) from Melbourne
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Victorian Football Association
The Victorian Football League
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
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, 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
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South Australia
South Australia
Australia
(abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the most highly centralised of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of South Australians
South Australians
living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs
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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, 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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Melbourne Cricket Club
The Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club (MCC) is a sports club based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1838 and is one of the oldest sports clubs in Australia.[1] The MCC is responsible for management and development of the Melbourne Cricket
Cricket
Ground, a power given to it by the government-appointed MCG Trust and an 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
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Geelong Football Club
The Geelong
Geelong
Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is a professional Australian rules football
Australian rules football
club based in the city of 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)
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Northern Territory Football League
The Northern Territory
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
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Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
(/ˈʃɜːrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. First appearing in print in 1887 (in A Study in Scarlet), the character's popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian eras, between about 1880 and 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes's friend and biographer Dr
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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir
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
Sherlock Holmes
stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger
Professor Challenger
and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J
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Australian Dictionary Of Biography
The Australian Dictionary of Biography
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
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Percival Serle
Percival Serle (18 July 1871 – 16 December 1951) was an Australian biographer and bibliographer.Contents1 Early life 2 Publications 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Serle was born to English parents in Elsternwick, Victoria
Elsternwick, Victoria
and for many years worked in a life assurance office before becoming chief clerk and accountant at the University of Melbourne. He married artist Dora Beatrice Hake on 29 March 1910. They were to have three children.[1] 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
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Tasmania
Tasmania
Tasmania
(/tæzˈmeɪniə/;[11] abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait
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Northern Territory
The Northern Territory
Northern Territory
(abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. It shares borders with Western Australia
Australia
to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia
Australia
to the 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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Western Australia
Western Australia[a] (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight
Great Australian Bight
and Southern Ocean to the south,[b] 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's Sakha Republic
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Ballarat
Ballarat
Ballarat
/ˈbæləˌræt/[3] is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. The city has a population of 101,588.[1] In terms of population Ballarat
Ballarat
is the third largest inland city in Australia.[4] Just months after Victoria was granted separation from the state of New South Wales, the Victorian gold rush
Victorian gold rush
transformed Ballarat
Ballarat
from a small sheep station to a major settlement
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Spring Street, Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne
(/ˈmɛlbərn/[8] locally [ˈmɛɫbn̩] ( listen))[9][10] is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian
Australian
state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania.[1] The name "Melbourne" covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi),[2] which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre
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