Career: 1902 - 1905
Debut: Round 7, 1902 v Collingwood, aged 19 years, 100 days
Carlton Player No. 134
Last game: Round 17, 1905 v Melbourne, aged 22 years, 192 days
DOB: 1 March, 1883
Archelaus James Opie
Recruited from Melbourne University, a medical student, Opie played 27 games for Carlton after debuting in Season 1902. Opie also had a run with Prahran, St Kilda and Sandhurst Juniors.
Opie played one game with St Kilda in 1899.
He kicked 3 goals in his time at the Blues.
1907 The Riverine Gazette, July 12, reported on the match between Hay and a representative Sydney team.
Hay won the game and the Gazette said;
"The match was splendidly umpired by Dr. Opie, of Carlton football fame, and his decisions went unquestioned, while he kept the game fast and open."
Jim Opie was a new arrival in the district.
Archelaus Opie and his son Jim provided medical services to the Northern NSW region for more than 50 years. (https://www.gmc.net.au/index.php/news/64-past-doctors-of-the-northern-rivers)
Archelaus Opie MB, FRACS of Lismore NSW was awarded the MBE in January 1971
Opie passed away on the 20th July, 1981 aged 98.