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Arthur Harrison

Playing Career : 1914
Debut and only Game : Round 1, 1914 vs Collingwood
Carlton Player No. 290
Goals : 1
Guernsey No. 23
Height : 177 cm (5ft 9ins)
Weight : 73 kg (11st 7lb)
DOB : May 06 1891

Arthur Edmond Harrison shares his place in Carlton Football Club history with just one other player; his predecessor Tom Hanson, who played his solitary game for the Navy Blues in 1911. They are the only two Blues to have been involved in a draw on debut, then not made another senior appearance.

In Arthur’s case, he could be considered unlucky. In his first senior game – against Collingwood at Victoria Park in April, 1914 – the Blues were the better team for most of the day. Carlton had ten more scoring shots than the Magpies, but shocking inaccuracy brought a score of 6.20 to Collingwood’s 8.8. Although Harrison steered through one of our six goals from a forward pocket, it wasn’t enough for him to hold his place in the team. He was left out of the side for the following week, and departed Princes Park mid-season.

"When Harrison found the opening and put Carlton four points ahead the cheering was tremendous." (Weekly Times May 02 p22)

Harrison was born in Raywood and recruited from Cobram.

He was the third eldest son of Mr and Mrs. F. Harrison of Bridgewater

Married Emily Clarice Howells, 16/11/1915 at St. Paul's Bendigo (facebook Bridgewater-On-Loddon memories and Inglewood Advert. 30 Nov 1915 p2)

He died 9/7/1965 aged 74 at Bridgewater.

Blueseum: Summary of playing statistics for Arthur Harrison | Harrison's Blueseum Image Gallery

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