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.
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Thomas Wentworth Wills. Born 19th August 1835. Died 2nd May 1880
Founder of Australian football and champion cricketer of his time.
Erected by public subscription, sponsored by the Melbourne Cricket Club
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au