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Dr. Jim C. Duncan

Melbourne Rules - Challenge Cup Competition
Original Carlton Football Club player.
Committe Member: 1870
Career: 1864 - 1875


James Campbell Duncan

Jim Duncan mentioned as great drop kick in 1864.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club, p5)

1865 Scored a goal against Warehousemen's "from a splendid drop kick, with a great deal of screw on, sending the ball six or seven times around a tree in the immediate vicinity before it went flying through the centre and won the game".
(The Herald. June 14 1919.)

1867 A beautiful long drop kick (and later a leading Melbourne doctor) and was another effective player for Carlton during the 1867 season.
Scored a goal in the win against Pentridge (now called Coburg).
One of 10 Carlton players to play for the Northern side in the North Vs South game.

(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p14,15,17)

1867 Tom Hope and Dr. J. Duncan gave an added touch of class to an already impressive playing list.

Duncan was the colony's outstanding exponent of kicking the ball.

(The History of The Carlton Football Club, Brian Hansen p 13,17.)

1868 Outstanding player for Carlton.
Duncan named in squad to play Emerald hill at Emerald Hill Saturday 6th. June 1868.

1869 Scored the only goal (and score) against Albert Park June 26 Emerald Hill.

1870 Played in the Challenge Cup match against Albert Park, June 18 at Royal Park.
The ground was inches deep in slush and ended in a draw.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p17,19.26)

1870 J. C. Duncan and Jack Conway were Carlton representatives in the drop kicking competition, part of the Winter Athletic Sports held on Separation Day at the M.C.G. on Friday 1st. July.

1871 Listed among the players for this year.

1876 J. Duncan went to Albury

1878
Border United and the Albury Football Clubs played at Corowa on Saturday 22 June on the ground at the rear of the Royal Hotel.
The first player named in the Albury team is Dr. Duncan. (Corowa Free Press June 21 p2)
Duncan captained the Albury team and was named among the better players for Albury in their 1 - 4 loss.
Border United was an amalgamation of the Waygunyah (Vic) and Corowa (NSW) Football Clubs.

1880 Former Carlton player Dr. James C. Duncan of Albury is named in the Australian Town and Country Journal July 25 (p35) as the writer "True Blue."
Someone had used the name "True Blue" in a letter to the paper deriding Australian Football . "Orange and Blue" aka Tom Power jumped to Duncan's defence to point out that the writer was not James C. Duncan.

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