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Commemoration of the 1866 and 1868 Anniversaries

Australian cricket has significant plans for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of one of the earliest recorded matches on Boxing Day between the Aboriginal XI and the Melbourne Cricket Club in 1866.

 

In addition, Australian cricket has a series of planned initiatives for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Aboriginal XI that toured England in 1868.

The commemoration of these anniversaries is aimed at marking significant points in Australia’s cricket history and appropriately recognising the engagement and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to cricket.

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Celebrating 1866

Australia’s two Indigenous Test Cricketers, Jason Gillespie and Aunty Faith Thomas, discuss the importance of commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 1866 Boxing Day Match between an Aboriginal XI and the MCC.

Mullagh-Wills Oration 2016

Orators Professor Mick Dodson AM and Dr Greg DeMoore will reflect on the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the game of cricket.