Football federations and supporters join forces to secure Cultural collection for Australia

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An important photographic collection for Australian football has been secured thanks to fast work and the generosity of two football federations and seven individuals interested in Australian football history and heritage.

A deposit has been paid on more than 19,000 soccer photographs in the Fairfax Media photographic collection.

The photographs were amongst 2 million sold by the media organisation to US interests in 2012.

While Fairfax Media own the digitised collection, the original photographs – which chronicle Australian pictorial history from the 1920s through to the 1990s – are currently held in the United States.

Cultural institutions that have purchased part of the collection include the Bradman Museum, the National Library of Australia and the Sydney Opera House.

Amongst those making a financial contribution to the deposit are:

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