Australian Football and the Moon Landing

The moon landing 50 years ago did not go unnoticed by Australian Football Officials (it did not go unnoticed by anyone in the western world).

At a meeting of the Australian National Football Council (National Football League), since absorbed by the AFL, on 21 July, 1969 sent a telegram to the US President, Richard Nixon offering their congratulations.

Here is an article published in the Sydney Football Record on 27 July/3 August 1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Andrews” was Bruce Andrews, then secretary of the ANFC.