Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sepia Saturday Sportsmen

As the chaps are playing golf my photos for this weeks Sepia Saturday theme is of sportsmen.


In the photo below, standing second from left (with the big moustache) is my great-grand uncle, Alexander Morgan.

Alex moved from Essendon, Victoria to Johnsonville near Wellington New Zealand in 1886.  He was then 24 years of age.  
I am not sure if this photo was taken in Australia or New Zealand.
His youngest brother John Morgan, who stayed in Australia to run the family pub, was also a keen cricketer.


Alex went on to be the head accountant for the New Zealand Treasury Department and was very involved with the Treasury cricket team as the photo below shows.
He is the portly older gentleman standing on the right (still with the big moustache)


20 comments:

  1. I love the mustaches and ties in the first photo :)

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    1. They would be great for November wouldn't they Sharon.

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  2. There is so much character in the faces of the men in the first photograph, if you look at the different styles of moustaches and beards.

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    1. I'd love to be able to identify some of them one day Sue

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  3. Good looking chap.I guess he stopped being active.

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    1. It seems to be a family trait unfortunately.

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  4. I've never understood why so many sports teams have white uniforms -- the color guaranteed to show the most dirt and stain! What's that all about, anyway?

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    1. I'm with you Deb, all those grass stains.

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  5. The gentleman on the left in the first photo looks like a mischief maker.

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    1. I agree the one seated certainly does.

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  6. I just can't help smiling when I see group photos like these. They seem so alive, a momentary pause before they head off onto the field.

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    1. I can also imagine them celebrating hard when they win Barbara.

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  7. Moustaches and beards of that style appear on many cricket photos of that era.

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  8. Looking at all the fellows with their mustaches in the first shot I have to wonder if the fellow without one got much ribbing.

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  9. Kerryn, I have listed this post in Interesting Blogs at
    http://thatmomentintime-crissouli.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/friday-fossicking-18th-feb-2016.html

    Thank you.

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