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What was football called? 1860s-70s

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Created by

David Coombe

Date created

30 April 2020


This graph helps answer the question - what did people call football back then?
I've used 1860-1879 as the sample period and all searches included "football" and "rules" within 5 words of each other. Search results gave these counts in Trove:
australian rules 3
aussie rules 0
rugby rules 39
union rules 15
victorian rules 16
melbourne rules 21
south australian rules 0
adelaide rules 11
association rules 18
eton rules 4