Jumper - Commercial Rugby League

Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Object detail

Description
A black with yellow trim jumper with a zipper in the middle made for the Commerical Rubgy League Secretary.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
CH classification RECREATIONS Sport Rugby League
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Measurements
L792 x W681 x H61mm
Media/Materials description
Wool
Metal
Signature/Marks
COMMERCIAL \ BRISBANE \ RUGBY LEAGUE \ SEC/TREAS 1962-1963
Spicer \ SPORTS \ WEAR \ MELBOURNE \ NAME.
PURE WOOL \ 38
History and use
The Brisbane Commercial Rugby League Competition was formed in the early 1960s. Teams fielded were from Brisbane workplaces. The Commercial League evolved from the Shift Workers’ Competition with games played on Sundays, mainly at Hamilton Oval.

The man who owned this jumper was Gilbert Henry Johnstone, a locomotive driver and later, an inspector at Mayne Locomotive Depot. Johnstone was involved with the Mayne Locomotive Cricket Club and Queensland Railway Institute cricket and rugby league teams. He was also involved in the Mayne Social Club. It is likely that given his experience in workplace sporting teams, Gilbert Johnstone became the Secretary and Treasurer for the Commercial Rugby League Competitions in the early 1960s and was given this jumper.
Registration number
R6925

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