Review: Frank Nolan
On a calm Saturday morning during the Queen’s Birthday week-end in 1892, fourteen young members of the Mornington Football Club and the thirteen year old son of the captain of the yawl Process sailed across Port Phillip Bay to play a football match against rival team Mordiallic. The match resulted in a thriling draw. On the way home, the Process was wrecked by a squall and all aboard were lost in the icy waters of the Bay.
This tragedy has almost been forgotten with only a monument near the beach recalling that terrible day.
Paul Kennedy’s book Fifteen Young Men tells the heart-rending story of what is probably Australia’a worst sporting tragedy.