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

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A mural commemorates the Aboriginal Cricket Team which toured England in 1868.

The Australian Aboriginal cricket team in England in 1868 was a side composed of Australian Aborigines which toured England between May and October of that year, thus becoming the first organised group of Australian cricketers to travel overseas.

Location

Address:Lake Street, Edenhope College, Edenhope, 3818
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.034347
Long: 141.297856
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th May, 2009
Front Inscription

This mural is in honour of the Aboriginal Cricket Team who practised where the college now stands, before they toured England in 1868.

Edenhope Tourism Inc wish to acknowledge local artists Win Forster & Ella McLaren, assisted by Kerry Dixon and the 2008 years 9 & 10 at Edenhope College for the design and painting of the mural.

Materials donated by West Wimmera Shire dedicated by Ian Chappell, former Australian Test Cricketer. 4th May, 2009

Source: MA
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