150 Years of Australian Football

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Celebrating 150 years of Australian Football this single 50 cent stamp features the earliest known engraving of a game of Australian football.

The engraving, entitled "Winter in Australia: Football in the Richmond Paddock" by Robert Bruce, depicts a game at Richmond Paddock, the parklands that today sit adjacent to the MCG. This image was first reproduced in the Illustrated Melbourne Post on 27 July 1866.

Issue date: 29 July 2008

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