Douglas Wilkie Medal
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The Douglas Wilkie Medal is an award presented to those who do the least for Australian rules football, in the best and fairest manner. An accolade presented by the Anti-Football League, it is named after Douglas Wilkie, a Sun News-Pictorial columnist who wrote for the paper during the years 1946–1986. It was Douglas Wilkie who first suggested the notion of an Anti-Football League, which was brought into being by Keith Dunstan. The League exists as a response to the overwhelming obsession of football by the Melbourne public.
Following the suggestion of Wilkie's fellow writer Cyril Pearl, who wished to burn a football to express his disaffection for the game, the winner must destroy a football in a unique and creative manner on receiving their medal.
- 1967 – Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia
- 1968 – Bob Skilton, football player
- 1969 – Ron Frazer, actor
- 1970 – Barry Oakley, author A Salute to the Great McCarthy: a Novel (1970) ISBN 0-85561-008-5; the book was filmed in 1975 under the same name.
- 1972 – Cyril Pearl, author
- 1973 – Doug McClelland, politician
- 1974 – Leon Hill, former General Manager GTV-9
- 1975 – Barry Humphries, writer, actor, bohemian
- 1977 – Kate Baillieu, former GTV-9 personality
- 1979 – Pete Smith, television announcer
- 1980 – Jack Elliot, racing writer
- 1981 – Lindsay Thompson, Premier of Victoria
- 1983 – Julie Clarke, a suffering housewife
- 1985 – Shelley Dye, another suffering housewife
- 1986 – Sir Les Patterson, alter-ego of Barry Humphries
- 1987 – Peter Russell-Clarke, celebrity chef
- 1988 – Terry Lane, radio broadcaster
- 1989 – Raelene Boyle, athlete
- 1990 – Tim Bowden, ABC broadcaster and author
- 1992 – Wendy Harmer, broadcaster and comedian
- 1993 – Tim Bowden, broadcaster
- 1994 – Dennis Pryor, author and broadcaster
- 2007 – Barry Jones, former quiz champion, politician, author
- 2008 – Michael Leunig, cartoonist
- 2010 – Catherine Deveny, columnist
- 2011 – Brian Troy, a 74-year-old Melburnian, who has never attended an Australian rules football match.