William Halkerstone

Victorian Football Association
DOB: Circa 1874
Games: 2
Career: 1895

William Henry "Hawkie" Halkerstone

1895 May 09
The V.F.A. Permit Committe grants W. H. Halkerstone/Hawkstone a transfer from Williamstown to Carlton.

1895 May 18
Carlton played Richmond on the University Ground.
The Carlton squad for this match contained the name Hawkelston.
Blueseum believes this could be a misprint, and it could be Halkerstone.

1895 June 29
Carlton played Melbourne at the M.C.G.
Halkerstone appears in the Carlton squad for this match.

1945 October 06
"An old footballer W. H. Halkerstone, who played with Williamstown and Carlton more than 50 years ago, has been distinguishing himself in another field. In 1887, when aged 13 years he was awarded a bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia for rescuing a man from drowning in the River Yarra, near Princes Bridge. He is now 71.
Last summer when lying on the beach on Mordialloc he heard the cries for help and saw a girl in difficulties about 40 yards out in the sea. Although he is not a good swimmer he could not see a damsel in distress without going to her rescue. Fully clothed, he dashed into the water and waded and swam to her assistance. When he reached her she struggled, and he had great difficulty in keeping her afloat until help arrived. Naturally, he was much exhausted, but he had achieved his object.
The lessons of courage and determination learned on the football field have certainly borne fruit in his case. He makes light of the whole affair but will talk freely of his old football comrades, such as "Jasper" Jones, who is said to have kicked a goal on the old East Melbourne ground from half way. "Ginger" Worrall, "Jigger" Moorhouse, Alf Spedding, "Gib" Currie, "Danny" Hutchison, Jack Roberts, and others."
(Trove: Australasian October 06 1945 p23)

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