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Thomas Wentworth Wills : 08-June-2012
Thomas Wentworth Wills : 08-June-2012

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Tombstone on the grave commemorates Thomas Wills the founder of Australian Rules football.

Wills was a survivor of the massacre by Aborigines which destroyed his family at Cullin-La-Ringo in Queensland. In 1864-5 he captained a Victorian cricket team against a visiting English team, and in 1866-7 he coached the Aboriginal cricket team which he took to England in 1868.

Location

Address:Upper Heidelberg Road, Warringal Cemetery, Church of England section, Heidelberg , 3084
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.751464
Long: 145.057469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

Thomas Wentworth Wills. Born 19th August 1835. Died 2nd May 1880

Back Inscription

Founder of Australian football and champion cricketer of his time.

Erected by public subscription, sponsored by the Melbourne Cricket Club

Source: RHSV
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