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16-February-2007
16-February-2007

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The statue commemorates Haydn Bunton, Australian Rules footballer and triple Brownlow Medallist.

The Tattersall’s Parade of the Champions undertaking is a gift to the people of Australia by Tattersall's and is a focal point of the Yarra Park precinct. 

Haydn William Bunton (1911 – 1955) was an Australian rules footballer who represented Fitzroy, in the Victorian Football League (VFL),Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1930s and 1940s.

Bunton is the only footballer to have won the Brownlow Medal and the Sandover Medal three times each.

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue, Outside Gate 6, Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820646
Long: 144.982155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Louis Laumen

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2005
Front Inscription

HAYDN BUNTON
1911 - 1955

A brilliant and courageous
Australian Rules footballer,
Bunton was noted for his extraordinary
endurance, balance and ball control.
He played 119 games for Fitzroy between
1931 - 1937 and 1942
and represented Victoria 12 times.
He was the first triple Brownlow Medallist,
winning football's most prestigious award
in his first two seasons and in 1935.

Source: MA
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