Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue
Adlib Internet Server 5

Details



Print
890244
  • Title
    Tom Brock Collection, 1902-1997, mainly relating to rugby league and the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7957/Boxes 1-19, 26-28, 30-34
    MLMSS 7957/Boxes 20X-25X, 29X
    VT 1371-VT 1451
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1902-1997
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    890244
  • Physical Description
    7.87 metres of textual material, 3 sound discs, approximately 500 photographs and posters (27 boxes and 7 outsize boxes), some boxes contain clothing accessories
    81 videocassettes - VHS
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas George Brock (1929-1997), rugby league historian, was a lifelong supporter of the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club and its team, the Rabbitohs. In the 1950s Brock began compiling statistics on South Sydney’s matches. This broadened into an archive on its players and administrators, and the wider game of rugby league, assiduously maintained for the rest of his life.

    Tom was a member of the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club, 1955-1991. His high regard for junior rugby league, a nursery of talent for the Rabbitohs, was reflected in his work on the local schools’ carnival, 1958-1991, and as a member of the schools’ committee, 1973-1991. He was the club historian, 1988-1991, and in 1991 wrote on rugby league for the Weekly Southern Courier. He collaborated with Ian Heads in writing the official history South Sydney, Pride of the League, published in 1994, and in the same year was made a life member of the club.

    Tom Brock was a member of the Australian Society for Sports History (ASSH) in the last ten years of his life. He bequeathed his archive, the Tom Brock Collection, to the ASSH which set up the Tom Brock Bequest Committee to administer it and a range of associated activities. The collection represents the finest gathering of rugby league material in Australia and was originally housed at the University of New South Wales Library. The Tom Brock Collection was transferred to the State Library of New South Wales in 2006.

    References:
    Compiled from the collection
    Library correspondence file
    A guide to the Tom Brock collection held by the Social Sciences & Humanities Library, the University of New South Wales / compiled by Jennifer Bolton. [Sydney] : Tom Brock Bequest Committee, Australian Society for Sport History, 2000.
  • Scope and Content
    The Tom Brock Collection includes correspondence, notes and statistical compilations, photographs, videocassettes, newspaper clippings and other printed material mainly relating to rugby league, with a small amount of material on sport in general.

    The Collection is listed in the published guide compiled by Jennifer Bolton. The guide should be consulted for detailed series and item listings.

    A large number of published items were removed from this collection and transferred to the Mitchell Library printed collection. These published items can be located by searching for "Tom Brock collection" under subject in the State Library’s Catalogue.

    THE FOLLOWING LISTING REFLECTS THE MANUSCRIPT, PICTORIAL AND SELECTED PRINTED MATERIAL IN TB SERIES NUMBER ORDER THAT WAS NOT TRANSFERRED TO THE MITCHELL LIBRARY PRINTED COLLECTION.

    BOX 1
    TB 08: South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Annual Report, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1985

    TB 14: Tom Brock Correspondence, 1929-1996

    TB 15: Australian Constitutional Commission Reports, 1986-1988

    TB 16: New South Wales Rugby League Constitution, 1961; South Sydney Rugby League Supporters Club Constitution, no date; South Sydney Leagues Club Ltd. Constitution, no date

    BOX 2
    TB 17: South Sydney Player Profiles and Records relating to South Sydney Matches, 1909-1997

    BOX 3
    TB 18: Lyrics & Music for South Sydney Rugby League Football Club Songs and Rugby League Trivia, 1974-1993

    TB 19: South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited Sponsorship Packages, 1973-1995

    TB 20: Souths’ Boundaries, 1949, 1984, 1986

    TB 21: South Sydney Leagues’ Club Debentures, 1977-1983

    TB 22: Possible Candidates for Life Membership of South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club, 1991-1996

    BOX 4
    TB 23: South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Miscellaneous Collection of Records, 1979-1990

    BOX 5
    TB 24: Notice of Annual General Meetings, Agendas, Membership Application Forms for South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club, 1956-1988

    TB 25: South Sydney Statistics, Player Records & Profiles, Qualifications for International Representation, 1959-1994

    TB 26: Rabbit’s Tales Club Newsletter, Brock’s Bits, Articles (some written by Tom Brock), 1954-1996

    BOX 6
    TB 27: Weekly Southern Courier News Cuttings, 1992-1997, being reports written by Tom Brock

    BOX 7
    TB 28: Hard Times, High Stakes: the political culture of South Sydney Rugby League, 1929-1935, by Ross Mackay, 1982, being photocopy of a manuscript

    TB 29: By-laws, Rules, Laws of the Game and Explanatory Notes for Rugby League, Rugby Union Local and International, Rugby League Laws of Modified Games, Know the Game Rugby League Football England, 1908-1995

    TB 30: Coaching Junior and Senior, 1947-1967

    TB 34: Minutes, News Cuttings, 1973-1984

    TB 35: Ordinary Rugby League Programmes, Photocopies of Programmes, Invitations, Information and Reference Guide, 1908-1992

    BOX 8
    TB 36: Waverley College publications and related correspondence, 1944-1995

    TB 38: Sporting Traditions X Conference (University of Queensland, 26-30 June 1995)

    TB 40: Australian Society for Sports History Notices, 1994

    TB 41: Sydney Cricket Ground and Sports Ground Trust, 1951-1996

    TB 42: Randwick Sporting Hall of Fame, 1994-1995

    TB 43: Scrapbooks from New South Wales Rugby Football League Headquarters, 1907-1970, being mainly photocopies

    TB 45: Plan of Management for Erskineville Oval and Redfern Park, 1992-1996

    TB 46: Internationals Wall of Fame, 1990

    BOX 9
    TB 47: Melba Studios Catalogue and Photographs of Players, 1904-1969, being photocopies

    TB 51: Helms Athletic Foundation California, 1961

    TB 52: National Film and Sound Archive, 1986-1992

    TB 53: South Sydney Leagues Club Takeover, 1990

    TB 54: Swinton Football Club, England, Cotton Scarf, 1931-1932
    [Located at BOX 25X]

    TB 71: Sport in History: The Making of Modern Sporting History, being photocopies of articles from the book

    BOX 10
    TB 72: International Grounds of Rugby League, 1975-1996

    BOX 11
    TB 78: Annual School Rugby League Carnivals, 1908-1993

    TB 79: South Sydney District Junior Rugby League News Cuttings, 1968-1996

    TB 80: Sport and Law including Tax, 1959-1985

    TB 81: New South Wales Rugby League & South Sydney Drugs News Cuttings, 1990-1991

    BOX 12
    TB 82: Super League Newspapers & News Cuttings, 1994-1997

    BOX 13
    TB 82: Super League Newspapers & News Cuttings, 1994-1997

    BOX 14
    TB 82: Super League Newspapers & News Cuttings, 1995

    BOX 15
    TB 83: Rugby League News and Magazine Cuttings and Rugby League Photocopies of News Cuttings, 1908-1961

    BOX 16
    TB 83: Rugby League News and Magazine Cuttings and Rugby League Photocopies of News Cuttings, 1962-1979

    BOX 17
    TB 83: Rugby League News and Magazine Cuttings and Rugby League Photocopies of News Cuttings, 1980-1991

    BOX 18
    TB 83: Rugby League News and Magazine Cuttings and Rugby League Photocopies of News Cuttings, 1992-1997

    TB 84: Criminal Court Cases against Rugby League Players News Cuttings, 1978-1995

    TB 85: Rugby League and Rugby Union History, 1923-1991

    BOX 20X
    TB 87: South Sydney Rugby League Album of Photographs and News Cuttings, 1929-1930

    BOX 21X
    TB 88: Photographs of Friends, 1968-1991

    TB 89: Personal Photographs, 1994-1995

    TB 90: Photographs as Postcards of Individual Players, 1948-1991

    TB 91: Photographs of South Sydney District Rugby League Football Schools’ Carnival, 1964-1970

    BOX 22X
    TB 92 (items 1-57, 76): Photographs of Rugby League and Rugby Union Teams, 1902-1995

    BOX 23X
    TB 92 (items 58-75): Photographs of Rugby League and Rugby Union Teams, 1910-1955

    BOX 24X
    TB 93: Photographs of Rugby League and Rugby Union Individuals, 1908-1994

    TB 94: Photographs of Rugby League Action and Groups, 1910-1991

    BOX 25X
    TB 54: Swinton Football Club, England, Cotton Scarf, 1931-1932

    TB 95: Posters of Rugby League Teams, 1932-1995

    BOX 19
    TB 86: New South Wales Rugby Football League 1935 Handbook and Guide

    TB 103: E. E. Christensen’s Official Rugby League Year Book Australia (photocopied extracts)

    TB 122: Photocopied Extracts from The Rugby League News, 1920-1966

    BOX 26
    TB 122: Photocopied Extracts from The Rugby League News, 1920-1966

    TB 127: Photocopied Extracts from Sporting Life, 1948, 1949, 1955; Sports Novels, 1950, 1953, 1956; The A.L.P. Journal, 1962; South Sydney Leagues Club Journal, 1962-1971 (with hand written index October 1992); The Bulletin, 1966; South’s Set, 1974-1976; Sport’s Coach, 1993; Rugby League News, 1928-1944; What’s the Score, 1994

    VT 1371-VT 1386
    TB 139: Video tapes, nos 23-38 + 2 contents lists for nos 1-105

    VT 1387-VT 1399
    TB 139: Video tapes, nos 39-52 [no. 51 not received]

    VT 1400-VT 1415
    TB 139: Video tapes, nos 53-68 [not nos 53-72 as in Guide]

    VT 1416-VT 1432
    TB 139: Video tapes, nos 70-86

    VT 1433-VT 1451
    TB 139: Video tapes, nos 87-105

    BOX 27
    TB 140: Vinyl Discs (3 x 45 rpm): Souths’ Victory Song, ca. 1967; South Sydney Fight Song, 1982; South Sydney Song, no date

    TB 141: Miscellaneous Records

    TB 142: South Sydney Juniors Players and Fixtures, 1908-1996

    TB 143: South Sydney Junior Representative Squads, 1994

    TB 145: South Sydney District Junior Rugby League and ‘South Sydney Juniors’, 1936-1994

    TB 146: South Sydney Junior Rugby League Football Club ‘Juniors 1994’, 1983-1994

    BOX 28
    TB 148: South Sydney District Junior Rugby Football League, 1976-1996

    TB 149: Junior Rugby League Photocopies, 1936-1983

    TB 150: South Sydney District Juniors & Schools, 1992-1996

    TB 151: Arthur Stephen Hennessy, 1896-1994

    TB 154: ‘Refs’ [Referees] Newspaper Cuttings, 1953-1956

    BOX 29X
    TB 152: Album of Newspaper Cuttings relating to Rugby League, 1930-1934

    BOXES 30-34: Additional Tom Brock records not listed in A Guide to the Tom Brock Collection, 2000 / compiled by Jennifer Bolton

    BOX 30
    ‘Photocopies of Articles / Clippings, A-P’, with correspondence, notes, photocopies, and statistical information about former players of South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club:

    A
    Aborigines, Tommy Anderson, E. ‘Dutchy’ Anderson, Eric Anderson, ‘Bluey’ Anderson, Michael Andrew, Big Jim Armstrong

    B
    W. Bennett, Les Broach, S.G. Ball, Darrell Bampton, David Boyle, Alf Blair, Burge Brothers, Johnny Brown, Billy Bruce, Les Bell, Frank Brogan, John Robert ‘Asher’ Banham, Ray Branighan, Tom Brock, David Boyle, Charlie Bannerman, Ken Brogan, J.G. Blinco, John `Jocka’ Byrnes, Arthur Branighan, Lem Bundy, Ross Bova, Butler Brothers (Arthur, Harold, Tom), A. Bourke, Peter John ‘Mick’ Braun, William (Bill) Black, Frank Burge

    C
    C. B. Churchill & Family, Annual Charity Shield Matches [Results, 1982-1997], SS Colours, Carlaw, Mark Carrol, Mike Cleary, Ron Coote, Sid Clegg, Neville Cameron, Craig Coleman, Charles Malcolm (Charlie) Clift, The Connolly Clan (Paddy Maher, John ‘Duck Walsh, Bernard Michael Purcell, Gregory B. Purcell], Eion Crossan, Thomas Henry Cocking, W.A. (Billy) Cann, Hec Courtenay, J.J. (Jack) Coyne, Ron Crowe, Arthur Michael Cleary, Darrel Chapman, Alby Carr, H. Cavanough, Jack Clare, Stan Chisholm, Sandy Campbell, Tom Craigie, Albert Clift, Leslie Gordon ‘Chicka’ or ‘Len’ Cowie, Craig Coleman, Eric Cremin

    D-E
    Charlie Donovan, Bill Dennett, Jack Devery, Jim Deeley, Jim Davis, Les Drew, Denis Donoghue, Les Davidson, Mark Ellison, Henry Thomas Eyers

    F-G
    Reg Fridd, John Henry ‘Mick’ Falla, Terry Fahey, Mario Fenech, C. Fennell, Edward (Son) Fry, Fred Felsch, Fred Flowers, W.A. (Bill) Fletcher, Craig Field, Charlie Frith, J. Fugg [Flegg ?], Willie Gordon, Nathan Gibbs, Rodney Gorman, Bob Grant, Alf Gallagher, John Patrick (Jack) Glasheen, Herb Gilbert, Sean Garlick, Martin Gallagher, William Gillespie, Johnny Graves, Bob Gehrke, Rod Gorman, Brett Gillard

    H
    Harold Horder, Bobby Honeysett, Tim Horan, Greg Hawick, Cecil Frederick Holmes, Tony Henderson, Ernie Hammerton, Robert Emmett (Bob) Honan, Perce Horne, Howard Hallett Snr, Arthur Hennessy, Stephen ‘Ash’ Hennessy, H.C. (Harry) Hudson, George Hansen, Bill Hucker, Eddie Hinson, Gus Hahn, Ian Heads, Brian Hambly, Sid Harris

    J
    Ivan Jones, Brian Knight James, Alan Jones, Lindsay Johnson, A.C. (Dick) Johnson, Ray Johnson, Alick Johnston, Brad G. Jones

    K-L
    Walter Reginald James (Dick) Kerr, Clem Kennedy, Johnny King, Henry James ‘Mick’ Kadwell, John David Kerwick, John Kay, George Kilham, Eric Lewis, Lebanese Members, Jack and Victor Lawrence, Jim Lisle, Leonard J. ‘Jock’ Livingston, Kevin J. Longbottom, Dennis Lee, Kevin J. Lang, Reg Launt, John Edward Lawrence, Darcy Lawler Jnr

    M
    Paddy Maher, Ian Moir, Joe Moir, Joe Moore, Fred Miller, Ray Mason, Henry Morris, John Harold (Jack) Morrison, Vincent Mahboub, Arthur Edward ‘Mick’ Mather, M. Manning, Bob McCarthy, Jim Morgan, Bob Moses, William Hercules ‘Husky’ Moore, Ambrose Morgan, Mascot Museum, Paul Mellor, Bill Mullane

    Mc
    J.J. (Johnny) McGrath, A.J. McCabe, Duncan McRae, Don McLeod, T. McLachlan, Tom McDowell, Robert McWilliams, Owen McCarthy, Ken McCreadie, George McGowan, Bob McCarthy

    N
    Harry Nichols, Ziggy Niszczot, Ray Norman, Norman Donald Nilson, Webby Neil,
    Ray Neilson, Rex Normans & Brothers

    O
    Danny O’Keefe, Eddie Obeid, John O’Neill, Arthur Oxford, ‘Itchy’ Alf O’Connor, Frank O’Connor

    P
    Gary H. Price, James Parker, E.V.J. (Joe) Power, Eddie Pearce, Dale Puren, George Piggins, Denis Pittard, Terry Parker, Bernard Michael Purcell, Stephen Purcell, Gregory B. Purcell, Pick Memorial Cup, Richie Powell

    BOX 31
    ‘Photocopies of Articles / Clippings, Q-W, with Additional Sequence, A-W, and Statistics etc: 1910-1990, 1991’:

    Q
    Alan Quinlivan, Oscar Quinlivan, ‘Bustler’ Quinsey

    R
    Corin Ridding, Trevor Reardon, Jim Rice, Jim Richards, Edward Alexander Root, W.B. Redwood, Bruce Ranier, Ian Rubin, Redfern Oval, Rupert John ‘Jack’ Rayner

    S
    Eric Simms, Paul Sait, George Smith, John Sattler, Philip Vivers (Phil) Smith, Gary Stevens, Cliff Smailles, Ken Stewart, George Smith, Ces Saunders, Mal Spencer, Robert Simpkins, George Searles, Vince Sheehan, ‘Poley’ Smith, Ken Shine, Eric Sladden, Tyran Smith

    T
    Darrell Trindall, Charles Edward Percival Townsend, George Treweek, Harold ‘Hack’ Thompson, James Tait, Jack Thom, Sid Tight

    W
    Percy Williams, Elwyn Walters, Ernie Wilmot, Kevin Woolfe, Perce Edmund ‘Herc’ Williams, Benny Wearing, John ‘Duck’ Walsh, D.W.J. (Dave) Watson, Geoff Williams, Alby Why, Jack Why, David Watson, J. Wheeler

    Additional sequence, A-W:
    A
    Trevor Allan, Ken Allen, Puig Aubert, Annandale District Rugby League Football Club

    B
    Balmain, Arthur Buchan, Billy Boston, Snowy Baker, Herb Barker, Cyril Burke, Frank Banner, George Bishop

    C
    R.R (Bob) Craig, Jimmy Carruthers, Claude Gordon Corbett, William Francis Corbett, Cyril Connell, Brian ‘Poppa’ Clay, George Campbell, Roger Cornforth, Lorraine Crapp, John Cann, Jim Craig, Mick Crocker

    D
    Les Darcy, Fred De Belin

    F-G-H
    Keith Froome, Harry ‘Jersey’ Flegg, Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell, Reg Fusedale, Glebe District Rugby League Club, Thomas William Garrett, S.H. ‘Yabba’ Gascoigne, Reg Grundy, Sid Godfrey, John Thomas (Tom) Gorman, George Green, Pony Halloway, Johnny Hawke, Brother Henry (St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill), Duncan Hall, Gerry Helme, Kevin Hansen, Bruce Hopkins

    I-J-K-L
    Ipswich Rugby League, Joe Jorgenson, Ludwig Japhet, Jerseys, Noel Kelly, Dr Frank Lions, Bob Lulham, E.R. Larkin

    M-Mc
    Maher Cup, Ted Maher, H.M. Moran, Mendooran Rugby League Football Club, Jacques Merquey, Alec Marks, Maori Footballers, Rex Mossop, Bruce McCann, Cricket-R.G. Menzies, Herbert Henry (Dally) Messenger,
    Mullumbimby, C. H. (Christopher Hobart) McKivat, Pat McMahon, Paddy McCue

    O-P-R
    Wally O’Connell, Sid ‘Joe’ Pearce, John Raper, Rosehill Racecourse

    S-T-W
    Sevens [Tournaments], Major Blair I. Swannell, Nick Shehadie, Victor Trumper, Paul Tranquille, Ken Thornett, Ernie Toovey, Jack Troy, Duncan Thompson, Sir James John Joynton Smith, Col Windon, Keith Windon

    Chronological sequence, mainly of photocopied documents and newscuttings:
    Pre 1910
    1911-1920
    1921-1930
    1931-1940
    1941-1960
    1961-1970
    1991

    BOX 32
    ‘Newspaper Clippings 1907-1950’, with correspondence, notes, printed material and photocopies:

    Envelopes and/or folders for years: 1907-1909, 1912, 1914, 1917-1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1950

    BOX 33
    ‘Newspaper Clippings 1951-1987’, with correspondence, notes, printed material and photocopies:

    Envelopes and/or folders for years: 1951-1958, 1961, 1963-1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978-1980, 1982, 1984-1987


    BOX 34
    ‘Newspaper Clippings 1988-1997’, with correspondence, notes, printed material and photocopies:

    Envelopes and/or folders for years: 1988, 1990-1997

    1992 folder of three envelopes, includes one of lists of items displayed in ‘History of South Sydney Football Club and the Rugby League’ Exhibition, 3-10 Aug. 1992
  • System of arrangement
    Arranged by Tom Brock series numbers (TB 08 - TB 154)
  • Source
    Presented by the Australian Society for Sports History, 2006
  • Collection History
    The Tom Brock Collection was bequeathed to the Australian Society for Sports History which housed it at the University of New South Wales Library. A guide to the collection was compiled by Jennifer Bolton and published in 2000. The collection was transferred to the State Library of New South Wales in 2006.
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this manuscript collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to the issue of videocassettes VT 1371 - VT 1451
    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve. - Applies to MLMSS 7957/Boxes 1-19, 26-28, 30-34
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright restrictions may apply: Advice should be sought from the State Library representative on the Tom Brock Bequest Committee
  • Finding Aids
    A guide to the Tom Brock collection held by the Social Sciences & Humanities Library, the University of New South Wales / compiled by Jennifer Bolton. [Sydney] : Tom Brock Bequest Committee, Australian Society for Sport History, 2000
  • Creator/Author/Artist
  • Subject

Share this result by email