After reaching the finals just once since 1912, Essendon remained on top of the ladder for the entire 18-round season.
The Grand Final was delayed a week due to rain and was played on October 20 - the latest one has ever been played.
Greg Stockdale’s 68 goals at the end of the finals was a new League record.
George Rawle made his debut in the Grand Final, winning a premiership to cap it off.
Essendon 3.2 4.10 6.13 8.15 (63)
Fitzroy 3.3 5.5 5.9 6.10 (46)
Best: Fitzmaurice, Garden, Maher, May, McCarthy, Shorten
Goals: Maher 2, McCarthy 2, Stockdale 2, Jenkins, Shorten
B: V. Irwin, F. Baring, C. Donaldson
HB: J. Harrison, T. Fitzmaurice, R. Laing
C: J. Garden, C. May, R. Watt
HF: T. Jenkins, J. McCarthy, G. Shorten
F: S. Barker, G. Stockdale, C. Hardy
R: N. Beckton, G. Rawle, F. Maher
Captain/coach: Syd Barker
Best and fairest: Tom Fitzmaurice
Leading goalkicker: Greg Stockdale (68)