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Well known Supporters

Barrack / Barracker / Barracking

Where does the word "Barracker" come from?
A former Australian footballer now living in London UK, writes to the Australasian (August 12 1922 p26) and give his opinion.
This man played in the very early days of the game, he says;
"Folk here often ask me how the word "barrack" originated. Well, I stand to be corrected on this also, but if my information is correct, I believe the word was the outcome of a match between the keen football rivals of that day, viz, Carlton and Melbourne.
An Irish policeman, in giving his evidence, about something that occurred, stated that he could not hear because of the barking (he referred to the enthusiasm of the various supporters, and spoke the word with a strong Irish accent) The papers next morning somewhat exaggerated it, so that it read like 'barakin, and the phrase was adopted ever after to signify 'supporting,' as for instance, we would ask the question, 'are you going to the match on Saturday?' and if the answer was in the affirmative would follow up by further inquiring, 'Who are you going to "barrack" for?'
The word larrikin was coined under similar circumstances."

World of Entertainment

Megan Gale - International Model
Tina Arena - Singer (who incidentally sung the National Anthem at the '95 Grand Final)
Tony Barber - Television Personality
Jo Bailey - Television Personality
Kasey Chambers - Singer
Danii Minogue - Singer
Vince Colosimo - Actor
Raymond Ellen - Comedian/Entertainer. Better known as Joff Ellen or "Joffa Boy" was a regular on TV's long running In Melbourne Tonight and the children's programme The Tarax Show.
Dave Hughes - Comedian / Radio Announcer
Lee Kernaghan - Sinnger / Musician
Leo Sayer - Singer
Red Symons - Singer
Olivia Newton-John - Singer / Actor (who incidentally sung the National Anthem at our ill-fated '86 Grand Final)
Andy Lee - Comedian / Radio Personality
ABBA - 70's Pop Band
Jerry Lewis - Comedian
Graeme Blundell - Actor and movie director
Kate Kendall - Actor
David Brooks (Brooksy from 'The Music Men')
Jack Johnson - Singer
Dierks Bentley - US Country & Western Singer
Bill Reynolds - British Sitcom Actor
"Pink" Alecia Beth Moore - US singer / song writer / entertainer
Anna Hutchison - Actor
George Calombaris - Master Chef
Brad McEwan - Channel 10 TV Presentor
Virginia Trioli - ABC News Presentor
Charlie King - ABC Commentator
Tegan Higginbotham - Comedian / Actor / Writer

Other Sports

Adam Gilchrist - Australian Cricketer
Andrew Symonds - Australian Cricketer
Allan Border - Australian Cricketer
David Boon - Australian Cricketer
Dean Jones - Australian Cricketer
Clint McKay - Australian Cricketer
George Bailey - Australian Cricketer
Michael Vaughan - English Cricketer
Luc Longley - Basketballer
Jamar Wilson - Basketballer
Stuart Appleby - Golfer
Ian Stanley - Golfer
Peter Thomson - Golfer (5 British Open victories)
Cathy Freeman - Australian Olympic Gold Medalist
Craig Mottram - Australian Long Distance Runner
Steve Hooker - Olympic Gold Medal Pole Vaulter
Adrian Mott - 2006 Stawell Gift Winner
Russell Mark - Olympic Gold Medal Shooter
Amy Cure - Olympic Cyclist
Nicole Livingston - Australian Swimmer
Leisel Jones - Australian Swimmer
Chris Atkinson - Rally Driver
Steven Richards - Touring Car Driver
Sharelle McMahon - Australian Netballer
Eloise Southby - Australian Netballer, daughter of Geoff Southby
Nathan Jones - Professional Wrestler / Powerlifter (refer to attachment)
Scott McDonald - Socceroo
Ange Postecoglou - Socceroo Coach
Adrian Zahra - Soccer
Ivan Franjic - Socceroo
Anastasia Rodionova - Tennis
Casey Dellacqua - Tennis
Mark Woodforde - Tennis
Luke Saville - Tennis (Wimbledon Boys Champion 2011)
Gavin Lang - Trotting Legend
Stirling Mortlock - Rugby
Joe Hachem - World Champion Poker Player


Politics

Sir Robert Menzies - Former Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser - Former Prime Minister of Australia
Rod Kemp - Former Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport
Don Chipp - Founder of the Australian Democrats
Donna Petrovich - Victorian Politician
Michael O'Brien - Victorian Politician
Martin Pakula - Victorian Politician
Jan Kronberg - Victorian Politician
Peter Crisp - Victorian Politician
Jeanette Powell - Victorian Politician
Martin Dixon - Victorian Politician
Ken Smith - Victorian Politician
Alex Chernov - Governor of Victoria
B. A. Santamaria - Political activist and journalist.
Josh Frydenberg - M.H.R. Federal Deputy Liberal Leader.

Academia

Manning Clark - Historian & Author
John Ritchie OAM - Academic & Historian
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer - Academic & President of the VFL 1919-26

Royalty

Princess Mary Frederik of Denmark

Media

Tony Del Roy - ABC Radio
Tim Lane - Broadcaster
Samantha Lane - Journalist / Broadcaster
Sandra Sully - News Presenter
Andrew Maher - Broadcaster
Jim Wilson - Journalist
Anthony De Bolfo - Journalist
Howard Kotton - Journalist
David Brown - Weather man (Meteorologist) Channel 7
Greig Pickhaver (aka HG Nelson) - TV and Radio Personality
Phil Cleary - VFA Footballing Legend and ABC TV Personality
Liz Sullivan - Radio Personality
Ben Birchall - Writer, musician, and co-host of The Breakfasters on 3RRR
Shelley Ware - TV Presenter on the Marngrook Football Show
George Donikian - News Presenter
Sam Pang - Australian radio and television host, writer and producer.
Alister Nicholson - ABC sports commentator.


Other

Dr Geoffery Edelsten - Entrepreneur and former owner of the Sydney Swans
David Penman - Melbourne's Anglican Archbishop (born 8 Aug. 1936 - 01 Oct 1989)
Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Beovich - R. C. Archbishop of Adelaide 1939 - 1971

From the Outer

Barb - Carlton devotee, daughter of Fred Fitzgibbon

1942 60 Years A Member

"Carlton officials have entered the list on the question of the oldest football member. They said last night that Mr. Arthur Page, of Glen Iris, has been a member for 60 consecutive years, and his membership tickets were now displayed in the rooms. His nephew is Ted Kennedy , a former champion wingman who had McGregor and Bruce on the same line.
Carlton claims also to have the oldest living footballer. He is Mr. A. E. Chadwick*, of Dromana. Now aged 95, he was captain in the first year of the club in 1864.
Another old player is John Melville, who first played in 1877, and was later secretary."
(Argus June 03 p8)
.* Blueseum has not found any record of A. E. Chadwick, but there is William J. Chadwick who played with the Blues in 1866 and was the brother of first Carlton captain Harry Chadwick.
William who lived in Dromana passed away soon after his 91st. birthday in June 1941.

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