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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.

For further information on these plans please click here.

A calendar of events will be available on this page in October. To promote your commemorative event on this page, please send through the following details to

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