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Peter Hudson

Peter John Hudson (b 1946), footballer, was born at New Norfolk. His tally of 469 goals over four seasons in Tasmania attracted huge media attention when he made his 1967 VFL debut with Hawthorn. Arguably the greatest full-forward of all time, his career average of 5.64 goals per game is the best in League history, and in 1971 (while dazed from concussion) he matched Bob Pratt's 1934 season record of 150 goals. After a knee injury ended his VFL career, in 1975 Hudson took Glenorchy to their first premiership in ten years. He retired in 1979.

Hudson won numerous playing honours in Tasmania and the VFL, is an AFL 'Legend' and a member of the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. In total, he kicked 2191 goals, and was kept goal-less in only five games.

Further reading: J Stoward, Tasmanians, Hobart, 1998.

Wendy Rimon