Aboriginal cricket team. In the early history of cricket at Manly, perhaps the most unusual match was the one-dayer played on 27 February 1867 between Manly and “The Australians”. Lawrence put up the Aboriginal team on his land at Manly, and coached them in the finer points of the game. As a fund-raiser for the forthcoming tour of England, a match was arranged between the men of Manly and the Australian Club,
Dick-a-Dick memorial at Duffholme. This site of Jungunjinanuke (Dick-a-Dick) commemorates his contribution as a member of The First Eleven which was the Aboriginal Cricket Team who toured England in 1868. He was also one of the trackers who found the Duff children who were lost in the bush.
Apsley Primary School students at the grave of pioneer resident Jimmy Tarpot with the Jimmy Tarpot Cup, which was won in 2016 by local footballer Dale Smith in a time of 15.01 seconds, 1.01 seconds outside the time set by Jimmy Tarpot at the MCG 150 years earlier. Jimmy was part of the Aboriginal Cricket Team that played against the Melbourne Cricket Club at the in 1866. The Aboriginal team conducted a sports day at the MCG with a highlight - Jimmy running 100 yards backwards in 14 seconds.
Lester Marks - one of the actors in the 'Lost in the Bush' film. He played the role of Red Cap, with Bill Tregonning who played King Richard, and Ronnie Marks as Tony. (Red Cap was one of the Aborigines brought from Mt Elgin station to help search for the three Duff children in 1864. He was also a member of the 1868 All-Aboriginal Cricket team which toured England).
2015 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll launch in the Horsham Library. Back: Emma Kealy (Member for Lowan), Aunty Nancy Harrison (Barengi Gadjin Land Council), Cr Leo Tellefson (Chair of W.R.L.C. Board). Front: Cr Mark Radford (Horsham City Mayor), Uncle Kevin Coombs OAM (holding the Honour Roll book), Natalie Hutchins (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Local Government & Industrial Relations), Lester Marks Harradine, Johnny Mullagh & Kevin Coombs are the3 Wimmera people inducted to the Honour…