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Charles Backhouse


Victorian Football Association
DOB: Circa 1873
DOD: August 06 1925 approx.
Games: 7 approx
Goals: Nil
Career: 1890


Charles Roger Backhouse

1890 J. Backhouse recruited from Camberwell. (same player?)
(The Argus 3 May 1890)

1890 May 3
Backhouse was named in the 22 man Carlton squad to play Melbourne in the opening round of the season.

May 10
Backhouse played in the match against St. Kilda on the St. Kilda Cricket Ground.

1890 June 7
The Australasian under the heading "Junior Football", a permit to transfer to another club was granted to a C. Backhouse.

1896 May 23
Backhouse playing in the centre, was one of Richmond's better players in their loss to the Blues.

Went to Richmond F.C. 1891-1905, where he played in over 200 games and captained the Tigers in 1893.
Life, and Hall of Fame Member of the Richmond Football Club.

1924 September 26
C. Backhouse (Richmond) played in an old players match on the M.C.G.

1925 August 07
The Argus p4;
"Richmond suporters were grieved yesterday to learn of the death of their old centre player, Charles Backhouse. More than 25 years ago he was a champion centre-man with an ability for turning that was quite uncanny. He was a popular player, who played "hard but fair," as I heard it described. He played in the old players' match last year, and it was good to see the hearty way the veterans treated him."

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