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Group portrait of the Australian cricket team, 1884
Bib ID 7578631
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, sheet]
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Description 1884 
1 photograph : albumen ; 19.3 x 24.5 cm on board 31.3 x 25.7 cm 
Summary

Group portrait of the Australian cricket team that toured England in 1884 and played in the second Ashes series. This was the fourth Australian team, sometimes referred to as the Fourth Australians, following three previous tours in 1878, 1880 and 1882. The 1884 tour was a private venture by the players who each invested an agreed sum to provide funding.

This photograph includes the following players: John McCarthy (Jack) Blackham, Henry James Herbert (Tup) Scott, William Evans (Billy) Midwinter, Percy Stanislaus McDonnell, George Alexander, William Lloyd (Billy) Murdoch, George John Bonnor, George Eugene (Joey) Palmer, George Giffen, Henry Frederick (Harry) Boyle, Alexander Chalmers Bannerman and Frederick Robert (Fred) Spofforth. William Henry Cooper was also a member of the 1884 Australian cricket team but is not included in this group portrait.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from inscriptions.

Inscriptions: "Australian Team 1884"--In ink above image; "Blackham. Scott. L. Greenwood (umpire). Midwinter. McDonnell. Alexander. Murdoch. Bonnor. Palmer. Giffen. Boyle. Bannerman. Spofforth"--In ink below image.

Condition: Faded, yellowing, creases, tears.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-610953836

Source of Acquisition Purchased from Michael Graham-Stewart, 2018. 
Subjects Cricket players -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Sports teams -- Australia -- Photographs.
Occupation Cricketers.

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