Despite the game’s fascinating history in Queensland, there is remarkably
little formal documentation recording it. Many of the league’s records
were destroyed in a fire at their offices some years ago, and as a
result, piecing the game’s history together raises quite a challenge.
Little by little, however, the jigsaw is starting to take shape.
Although much more work needs to be done, it is indeed a labour of
One of our objectives is to publish a definitive history of the game in
Queensland - a book which documents the game in Queensland from 1866 to the
Several of the Forensics’ members, including Bob Gower of Mayne and Tor Hundloe of
Western Districts, are undertaking their own
individual projects, most of which are histories of some of the
individual clubs in Queensland.
It is hoped that the recent launch of the Queensland Australian Football
Forensics will facilitate the process of documenting the
If you think you may be able to provide information, old
photos, mementos, programs, old annual reports, or you think you have a
family member or friend who may be able to assist us in such a way, we’d
love to hear from you. Those old scrapbooks or boxes of papers
lying around might actually be of great historical value.