Harry Parkin

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Harry Parkin
Harry Parkin 1903.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christopher Henry Parkin
Date of birth (1879-06-21)21 June 1879
Place of birth Kingston, Victoria
Date of death 6 July 1937(1937-07-06) (aged 58)
Place of death Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Ballarat
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1899 Geelong 02 (0)
1900–1906 Melbourne 85 (0)
Total 87 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1906.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Christopher Henry "Harry" Parkin (21 June 1879 – 6 July 1937) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club and Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Parkin made his debut, playing for Geelong, against Melbourne in round 11 of the 1899 VFL season at Corio Oval. His brother Jack also played with Geelong in 1899. The next year he transferred to Melbourne and in his first season with the club became a premiership player, playing on a half-back flank in the 1900 VFL Grand Final.[1] After his retirement from football he served as Melbourne's delegate to the VFL for over 10 years as well as being Treasurer of the VFL from 1932 until his death in 1937.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2011). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (9th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 665. ISBN 978-1-921496-12-7.
  2. ^ "DEATH OF MR. C. H. PARKIN". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 7 July 1937. p. 11. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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