Challenge Cup Competition - Victorian Football Association
Club Secretary: 1880
DOB: 26 June 1856 Queensberry Hotel, North Melbourne
DOD: 04 June 1931 "Kanimbla" Medlow Bath, N.S.W.
Career: 1872 - 1879
Pennings' O. O. A. F. Vol. 5 has Prevot playing 1 senior game.
Edward Joseph 'Ted' Prevot was educated at Scotch College Melbourne 1865-1866
1872 June 08
Prevot is named in the 23 man Carlton Second Twenty squad that played East Melbourne.
1873 May 30
The South Bourke Standard (p3) lists the Hawthorn team to play Studley Park on Mr. King's paddock.
The captain of Hawthorn is E. H. J. Prevot.
1876 May 13
Prevot is named in a Vice Captain's team squad that played a practice match against a Captain's team in Royal Park.
1876 May 24 Queen's Birthday.
Prevot was named as an emergency for the Carlton game against Sandhurst/Bendigo played in Bendigo.
1876 June 17
Prevot played in the Carlton reserves side that played Albert Park at Royal Park.
1877 A splendid drop kick, has plenty of weight, but should make more use of it.
(The Footballer. 1877. p36)
1878 July 27
Mr. Power, have done a great deal for Victorian football; but I must strongly protest against some recent conduct of theirs. it has always been the usual practice of the club on whose ground a match is played to appoint the central umpire, and as a general rule the system has worked well.
This season, however, in several of the matches played, Carlton have insisted on forcing upon their opponents a gentleman, Mr. Prevot, to whom, rightly or wrongly, the opposing clubs have a strong objection. Hotham resisted his appointment; and Melbourne, but that a large concourse of spectators had assembled, would not have played; and again, in the Barwon match, the same gentleman was brought forward "as a protest," said a prominent Carlton supporter, "against the remarks in the papers about his umpiring."
Now I have no hesitation in saying that anything more indecent than this persistent thrusting of Mr. Prevot upon other football clubs has never occurred in connection with football in Victoria. Most people in Mr. Prevot's position, on the slightest suggestion of an objection, would have absolutely declined to act. But he, not only knowing of the feeling against him, but having it distinctly brought under notice by formal protests, is thick-skinned enough to go into the field. Few people, I imagine, will be found to defend this conduct. But if his action shows a want of what every right-thinking person must denote as proper gentlemanly feeling, that of the club which thus persistently thrusts him upon reluctant opponents is very considerably worse.
The Carlton club has never wanted at my hands a generous appreciation of its very fine play, which has enabled it to more than hold its own against all comers, and therefore I say at once that I do not for one moment think they have any other motive in their action than a generous though mistaken determination to support a staunch supporter of theirs against obloquy (strong public criticism).
But the outside public are much more ready to call names, and they put nothing but the worst construction upon this insistence in forcing Mr. Prevot into all matches as umpire. No club, however powerful, can afford to remain under such suspicion, as this - a not unreasonable suspicion, I must admit - and the result will be that if further persisted in the Carlton Club will be sent Coventry. Probably now that they have asserted themselves, and supported Mr. Prevot against ill-repute, the Carltonites will consider their honor satisfied and drop him, but this will not remove the difficulty altogether, and it always be liable to crop up again. The remedy is for the various clubs to agree to allow the association to appoint the umpires at all the principal matches, and to ask that body to undertake the duty, which no doubt it will be very willing to do so."
"Nomad" - The Leader July 27 p12
1879 May 24 Queens Birthday Holiday
Prevot took part in the match against Inglewood and District, played at Inglewood.
1931 June 04
Edward Joseph "Ted" Prevot aged 75 passed away at his residence "Kanimbla" in the town of Medlow Bath, near Katoomba in the Blue Mountains N.S.W.
The Corowa Free Press 26 June (p1) 1931 mentions he was at one time, the licensee of the Victoria Hotel Yarrawonga and was the manager of a number of hotels in NSW, including the Australia Hotel in Sydney.
He also umpired for the Yarrawonga district football clubs.
E. Prevot was Carlton Secretary in 1880.
The inside cover of the 1880 Carlton membership ticket lists E. H. J. Prevot as the club's secretary.
An E. J. Prevot was one of the early licensees (1856 - 1859) of the Queensbury Hotel in Madeline, now Swanston Street, Carlton.
Most likely this is where Ted was born, as in those days the Carlton area was regarded as "North Melbourne" and the present day North Melbourne was then called Hotham.
1856 The Argus March 25 (p6) Letter to the Editor;
E. J. Prevot licensee of the Queensbury Hotel writes that his hotel is at Madeline-street, North Melbourne. (ie: Carlton)
Prevot did not want his establishment to be confused with another hotel of the same name in another suburb, in which a crime was committed.
Prevot also had a sodawater factory at 11 Madeline Street in 1856.
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