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Daniel Carrol Postcard

Daniel Carrol postcard

Photo: World Rugby Museum

This black and white postcard shows Daniel (Danny) Carroll, who was an Australian player on the first ever Wallabies tour to the Northern Hemisphere in 1908.

The photograph was taken in Cardiff at Taylor's (Duke Street Arcade) whilst Carroll was on the tour.
In the photograph he is wearing his Australia jersey, which was pale blue with a waratah flower embroidered on it.

The Wallabies left Sydney in August 1908 and returned in March 1909 and travelled right around the world, playing matches in England, Wales, California and Canada.

The tour coincided with the 1908 London Olympics. Rugby was an Olympic sport on four occasions: 1900, 1908, 1920 and 1924 and in 1908 Australia won the gold medal by defeating Cornwall, who represented Great Britain, 32-4.
Danny Carroll was the youngest member of the team. He later emigrated to the United States and won two Olympic rugby gold medals for America – as a player in 1920 and as a coach in 1924.

 

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