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A headstone commemorates the Aboriginal cricketer, Eddie Gilbert who dismissed Sir Donald Bradman for a duck in 1931.

On November 6, 1931 Gilbert did the unimaginable. After a spell of bowling that Bradman acknowledged as the fastest he ever faced, he dismissed the mighty Don for a duck. Disbelieving that a relative unknown, coming off a run of only a few paces, could so unsettle the world`s greatest batsman, Gilbert`s critics labelled him a chucker. He passed every test asked of him and went on to play a total of 23 matches for Queensland, taking 87 wickets at an average of 28.98 runs, but died in obscurity in 1978 after almost 30 years in Wolston Park Hospital, Goodna.


Address:Old Wondai Road, Cherbourg Cemetery, Cherbourg, 4605
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.298941
Long: 151.954383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th November, 2007
Source: MA, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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