Charles Barrass

Challenge Cup Competition
DOB: Circa 1844
DOD: April 24 1882 Melbourne Hospital
Games: 1 - 4
Career: 1868-1870

Charles Octavius "Charley" Barrass

There is some confusion with Barrass. Possibly three players with this name.
The Barrass name appears with other clubs, senior and junior, around the 1870's.

Charles O. Barrass attended Scotch College Melbourne circa 1856.

1865 April 29
C. Barrass is running off 10 yards in the quarter mile handicap flat race at the Amateur Athletics Sports Day at the Warehousemen's Oval Ground, St.Kilda Park.
He also entered the quarter mile hurdle running off 20 yards.
C. Barrass won the quarter mile flat race.

1865 November 18
Melbourne Amateur Athetlic Sports at the M.C.G.
440 Yards Handicap Flat Race
C. Barrass won the race running from the scratch position in 55 seconds.
Other runners had up to a 20 yard start.
First prize was 5 guineas ($11.00)

1868 Barrass named in Carlton squad to play Emerald Hill at Emerald Hill, Saturday 6th June. (The Argus)

1869 April 3
M.C.C. Amateur Athetic Meeting at the M.C.G.
C. O. Barrass came second in the 120 yards flat race.
He also competed in the quarter mile steeplechase which he was leading, but fell at the water jump and withdrew from the race.

1870 C. Barrass is listed as a Carlton comitteeman.

1870 worked for the Victorian Government Customs as a customs weigher. (1870 Victoria Government Gazette p2)

1870 Barrass played in first football game of season, North vs South of the Yarra.
(The History of the Carlton Football Club, Brian Hansen p21)

1870 June 11
C. O. Barrass named in the Carlton side to play Melbourne at The Metropolitan Ground. (The Argus)
(Metro. Ground adjacent to the M.C.G.)

1870 C. Barrass played in the Carlton side to play Albert Park 18 June 1870 Challenge Cup game which ended in draw.
The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H. Bell p24

This 18 June game's playing list is the same as in Brian Hansen's book," The History of The Carlton Football Club", but he lists a W. Barrass.(p21)

Could this be a misprint, the same person, or a relation?

C. Barrass, July 17 1875, playing for Carlton Imperial (Firsts) scored a goal against South Melbourne.
(The Footballer 1875 p57)

A Edward 'Ted' Barrass mentioned in 1880 as among better players for the year.
(The Carlton Story H.Buggy and H.Bell p48)

Barrass played in the Carlton-Waratah game 30 June 1878.
W or C. Barrass, or Ted Barrass?

1882 Charles Octavius Barrass passed away at the Melbourne Hospital 24 April, aged 38.

1882 August 29
The Argus (p9) ran an item on a new gymnasium in Melbourne in Swanston Street run by a Mr. Miller.
Towards the end of the article it mentions;
"It may be stated that Mr. Miller has offered the use of the gymnasium for a benefit performance for the widow and family of the late Mr. Charles Barrass, a noted athlete and football player."

Also played with Melbourne 1868-1869

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