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Lords' Dreaming

£125.00

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Charles Lawrence, an Englishman living in Australia, led a team of Aboriginals in a cricket tour of England in 1868 where they played 47 matches; 14 won, 14 lost and 19 drawn. It was the first Australian tour of England and the only time when an all Aboriginal team has represented Australia. This book details the culture clash between the Aboriginals and Lawrence's English roots. The Aboriginal team learnt cricket only for the tour and had never played before. Playing against the Aboriginal team was the young W.G. Grace, while today in Lords there are numerous mementos of that tour: including a boomerang that depicts the life of Dick-a-Dick, one of the players on the tour.

This Australian book is in excellent condition and seems to be very scarce. This is copy of the first UK edition

It is written by Ashley Mallett an Australian spin bowler who has subsequently written a number of books on Cricket. The Australian version of this book is entitled The Black Lord's of Summer The Story of the 1868 Aboriginal Tour of England and Beyond

Item details

Added value:
First UK Edition
Author(s):
Mallett, Ashley
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0285636405
ISBN-13:
9780285636408
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Souvenir

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Charles Lawrence, an Englishman living in Australia, led a team of Aboriginals in a cricket tour of England in 1868 where they played 47 matches; 14 won, 14 lost and 19 drawn. It was the first Australian tour of England and the only time when an all Aboriginal team has represented Australia. This book details the culture clash between the Aboriginals and Lawrence's English roots. The Aboriginal team learnt cricket only for the tour and had never played before. Playing against the Aboriginal team was the young W.G. Grace, while today in Lords there are numerous mementos of that tour: including a boomerang that depicts the life of Dick-a-Dick, one of the players on the tour.

This Australian book is in excellent condition and seems to be very scarce. This is copy of the first UK edition

It is written by Ashley Mallett an Australian spin bowler who has subsequently written a number of books on Cricket. The Australian version of this book is entitled The Black Lord's of Summer The Story of the 1868 Aboriginal Tour of England and Beyond

Added value:
First UK Edition
Author(s):
Mallett, Ashley
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0285636405
ISBN-13:
9780285636408
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Souvenir

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