Victorian Football Association
DOB: circa 1866 Carlton
DOD: circa 1898
Second Twenty Secretary: 1888
Career: 1884 - 1888
C or G. Carter, "G" may have been a newspaper misprint.
A descendant of Charles Carter has contacted Blueseum and the family history believe Charles was a captain of Carlton. He may have been a captain of the Second Twenty, but details of this competition are sketchy to say the least.
The family has provided Blueseum with this great photo and with the following details;
Born circa 1866
Married Sarah Jane Rodway
Played cricket with the Elgin Union Cricket Club 1880 - 1881.
This would most likely to have been a local Carlton suburban club, named after Elgin Street. (Lord Elgin of the Elgin Marbles fame.)
Charles passed away at the early age of 32 years leaving behind his wife Sarah, a son and a daughter.
Charles' son, William Watson Carter was killed on April 25 1915 on the first day of the landings at Anzac Cove Gallipoli.
After Charles' death Sarah moved to Traralgon and opened a dress shop which was later relocated and is still standing at Old Gippstown in Moe.
1885 March 27
At the Carlton AGM the club presented a medal to Second Twenty player C. Carter for season 1884.
1886 May 25 Monday Queens Birthday Holiday
Carlton played Kyneton at the Kyneton Racecourse.
Carter kicked two of the eight goals the Blues scored.
1887 June 04
The Standard (Port Melbourne) June 11 p3, said G. Carter scored the Carlton Reserves only goal in the drawn match (1.10- 1.6) against Port Melbourne Reserves on Princes Oval.
1887 CFC Annual Report, Carter scored 3 goals in the Reserves.
1888 CFC Annual Report, Carter scored 8 goals in the Reserves.
At the Carlton AGM April 05 1889 the Secretary of the Second Twenty, a Mr. C. Carter, was presented with framed photographs of the 1888 Second Twenty team which tied with North Melbourne for the Premiership.