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'Gib' Currie        

'Gib' Currie



Victorian Football Association
Height: 5ft. 10in. (178cm)
Weight: 11st. 8lb (73kg)
Career; 1889 - 1892
DOB: 1866 Williamstown
DOD: 28 November 1910 Newport


Played for a local junior team and then for Williamstown before coming to Carlton.
Gilbert "Gib" Currie is listed as amongst Carlton's best players in the decade leading up to the formation of the VFL, before leaving for Port Melbourne on the eve of the 1893 season.

1889 'Gib' Currie very worthily represented the Navy Blues in the ruck.

1889 CFC Annual Report, Currie scored 10 goals during the season, including one goal in the Carlton victory over Fitzroy at Brunswick Street Sept. 28th.

1890. One of Carlton's best.
Currie scored a goal in the StKilda v Carlton match on 10th. May

1890 CFC Annual Report, Currie scored 10 goals during the season.

1891. Was regarded as Carlton's third best player.
(The Carlton Story H. Buggy and H. Bell p65.67.69)

1891 CFC Annual Report, Currie scored 16 goals during the season.

Appears in the 1891 Carlton Football Club team photo.

1892. Until injured in the inter colonial match against South Australia, lent valuable assistance.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club p20)

1892 CFC Annual Report, Currie scored 5 goals during the season.

1893 Click below to read The Argus report of V.F.A. Permit Committee proceedings of Currie's transfer application.
The Argus May 4 1893.
National Library of Australia.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8546512

1893 Currie transferred to Port Melbourne.
He debuted in the round 3 match Port Melbourne vs Geelong, May 20th.
Gib would play 15 games for the Port Melbourne Club playing only the one season.

1910 Gib Currie died at his home at 6 Oakbank Street Newport on November 28 aged just 45 years.

One-Time Prominent Footballer

To read The Williamstown Chronicle's obituary click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69687976

Articles: Carlton in NSW, 1890

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