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Aboriginal Cricket Team : 01-November-2011
Aboriginal Cricket Team : 01-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
Commemorates the first Aboriginal cricket team to visit England which comprised aboriginal players from Edenhope and Harrow.
The team trained on the shores of Lake Wallace with Thomas Wentworth Wills who was one of the founders of Australian Rules football.


Address:Lake Street, Edenhope College, Edenhope, 3818
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.034347
Long: 141.297856
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th October, 1951
Front Inscription

In This Vicinity / The Aboriginal Cricket Team / First Australian Cricket Team / To Tour England /

Trained Prior / To Its Departure / In 1868.

Matches Won 14

Matches Lost 14

Matches Drawn 19

Left Side Inscription

Plaque 1

Jungunjinanuke          Dick-a-Dick

Arrahmunijarrimun      Peter

Unaarrimin                  Mullagh

Zellanach                    Cuzens

Ballrinjarrimin              Sundown

Brippokei                     King Cole

Bonmbarngeet            Tiger

Brimbunyah                 Red Cap

Bullchanach                 Bullocky

Grougarrong                Mosquito

Jallachmurrimin           Jim Crow

Marrumgunarriman     Twopenny

Pripumuarraman         Charley Dumas

Plaque 2

This monument to the First Australian Touring Cricket Team was conceived by Harry Martindale Senior Master of Edenhope Higher Elementary School and unveiled by Victor Richardson 14th October 195.

Victor Richardson captained the Australian Cricket Team from 1935 to 1936.  His grandson Ian Chappell was also Captain for tests 1971 to 1975.

Rededication and unveiling of this plaque was conducted by Ian Chappell 7th August 2002

Back Inscription

The Team

Charles Lawrence (Captain)

Mullagh                   Cuzens

Dick-a-Dick              Tiger

Twopenny               Jim Crow

Red Cap                 Bullocky

Mosquito                 Dumas

King Cole               Sundown


W. R. Hayman (Manager)

Source: MA
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