Dave Elliman

Image DOB: 17 March 1902
Died: 7 July 1995

Debut: Round 16, 1919 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last MFC Game: Round 15, 1924 against Geelong at MCG

From: Tooronga State School/University College/Malvern/Williamstown

Number: 35 (1919), 11 (1922-1924)

Games: 20 (23 total)
Goals: 18 (23 total)
Career Statistics

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Debuted late in Melbourne's winless 1919 season, the spent all of 1920 with the Juniors, where he also served as President. Cleared to Williamstown in July of 1921 just in time to play in a premiership. He rejoined Melbourne the next year. The Seagulls tried to get him back in 1923 but he remained with the league side.

After being sparingly used over the next three seasons he joined Hawthorn for their first VFL season, playing forward pocket in their inaugural team, but only managed two more matches for them. Later in the year he coached their Seconds side. Elliman moved to VFA side Camberwell before the 1926 season, remaining there through 1927. He transferred to Sydney for work and played for the North Shore club, appearing against Victoria in a 1929 state game. In 1930 Elliman was coach of the New South Wales team at the interstate carnival. That year he also won the medal for best and fairest NSW player. In 1933 he visited Canberra to coach the ACT carnival side and decided to stay, playing for Aston until 1934 and with Eastlake from 1935 to 1940. After serving in Syria and Borneo during World War II he returned to Canberra where he became a successful businessman.

Elliman was later made an MBE for his community work, including serving as president of the ACT RSL from 1959 to 1973 and establishing a war veterans' home.

1919 30
1922 87
1923 32
1924 69

Players who served during war

Herald - 04/06/1921
Age - 07/07/1921
Argus - 04/05/1922
Williamstown Chronicle - 09/06/1923
Sporting Globe - 03/05/1924
Argus - 30/04/1925
Sporting Globe - 14/08/1926
Sun - 30/07/1931
Canberra Times - 18/07/1995

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