Jack Adamson

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Jack Adamson
Personal information
Full name John Henry Adamson
Date of birth (1873-01-06)6 January 1873
Date of death 2 October 1937(1937-10-02) (aged 64)
Place of death South Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Napier Imperial
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1898 South Melbourne 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1898.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Henry "Jack" Adamson (6 January 1873 – 2 October 1937) was an Australian rules footballer who played three games for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League between 1897 and 1898. He was the brother of South Melbourne captain Dave Adamson.[1]

Educated at Albert Park State School, Adamson played for Napier Imperial, the South Melbourne junior side in the Metropolitan Junior Football Association, before graduating to play with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association from 1893–96. A forward, he was described as being an excellent place kick. Adamson was also a noted cricketer; he was a wicketkeeper who played for South Melbourne.

Adamson lived in South Melbourne for most of his life and was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. He died in 1937 and was survived by his wife. Adamson is buried at Melbourne General Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (7th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ "Death of local sportsman". Emerald Hill Record. 9 October 1937. p. 2. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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