Horace Edward Macfarlane was descended from one of South Australia’s earliest pioneering families. An article in the Advertiser 22 March 1929 to celebrate the 87th birthday of his mother, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Macfarlane, revealed some interesting information. She was born in Hindley Street in 1842. Her father was one of the State’s first bullock drivers, carting to various parts of the State. The article went on to say , “ She has been a most enthusiastic supporter of the Norwood Football Club.”
Horace was born in Redhill and began his working life as a blacksmith. He moved to Adelaide in his teens and began playing for Eastwood where, still a junior, he was spotted by Norwood.
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