Vinyl record, "Why the Whistle Blows (A Guide to Umpires)"

Object Type
Audio-Visual/Recorded material/Vinyl record/12" long playing record
Date Used
Circa 1960-1985
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Object Detail

Brief Description
12" long playing record that contains an instructional audio recording across both sides of the black circular disc. This record is without a cover and an inner sleeve. Both sides of the record contain an identical circular label that is adhered to the centre. The labels are red and yellow in colour with printed black text which includes the title of the record. Text reads, "WHY THE WHISTLE BLOWS (A GUIDE TO UMPIRES)". Produced and distributed by Australian National Football Council.
0 - Whole: H: 300 W: 300 D: 2mm (H: 11 13/16 W: 11 13/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
Circa 1960-1985
Place Used
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Bob Byrne.


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If I remember correctly in 1965 the then AFL decided to provide training for field umpires for school competitions. We trained once a week at North Melbourne oval under the guidance of Jack Irving. It was over a period of 8-10 weeks (if I remember correctly). At the completion of our course we were presented with the above vinyl record of the then football rules.

- Bob Byrne

Posted on 03-08-2020 02:57:18