Stan Thomas (Australian footballer)

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Stan Thomas
Personal information
Full name Stanley Thomas
Nickname(s) Dasher
Date of birth 9 May 1892
Date of death 2 November 1958(1958-11-02) (aged 66)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Barwon
Debut Round 3, 1915, Geelong
vs. Melbourne, at the MCG
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1915–1925 Geelong 137 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Stanley "Dasher" Thomas (9 May 1892 – 2 November 1958)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).


The son of Sarah Jane Hull (1876-) — later, having married John Henry Thomas (1870-) in 1896,[2] she became Sarah Jane Thomas — Thomas Stanley Hull (later known as "Stanley Thomas") was born in Tasmania on 9 May 1892.

He was married to Ethel Mary Murnane (-1982).


Thomas first played for Geelong in 1915. He did not play in 1916; however, from 1917 to 1925 he was a regular member of Geelong's defence.

He represented the VFL in a match against a combined Bendigo Football League team on 24 July 1920.[3]

He only played one finals match in his career: the Semi Final against Fitzroy, at the MCG, on September 1923.

His career ended when he was given a 26-game suspension (the remainder of 1925 and all of 1926) for escalating an all-in brawl that involved players and team officials in Geelong's controversial 1 August 1925 match against North Melbourne.


He died in Geelong on 2 November 1958, and was buried at Geelong Eastern Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Stan Thomas – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ Marriages: Thomas—Hull, The Wellington Times, (Saturday, 25 July 1896), p.2.
  3. ^ League v. Bendigo: League Win, The Herald, (Saturday, 24 July 1920), pp.1, 2.
  4. ^ Map (row 41, grave 164), Geelong Cemeteries Trust.


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