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A sculpture commemorates Australian cricketer David Boon.

David Boon was an Australian test cricketer who was born in Launceston and gained early prominence as a schoolboy cricketer. He first played for the Tasmanian senior team in 1978–79, and soon established himself as a regular first-class player.

He won Australian selection in the one-day team in 1983–84, and his Test debut followed a season later. Boon was a pivotal member of the Australian resurgence as a world cricket power in the late 1980s and 1990s, batting with dependability and courage in the top order in 107 Test matches and 181 One Day Internationals. He retired from international cricket in 1996, later becoming an Australian selector.


Address:Derwent Street, Bellerive Oval, Ricky Ponting Stand, Bellerive, 7018
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.876411
Long: 147.372922
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Stephen Walker


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th November, 2002
Front Inscription

D. C. Boon, MBE
Tasmania and Australia 
1979 - 1999

Unveiled by A. R. Border, AO
14 November 2002

Sculptor Stephen Walker, AM

Source: MA
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