Cartoon from Australasian Post, 1948 Australian XI "Our First Test Team"

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17 Jun 1948
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Cartoon faces, depicting the 1948 Australian cricket team, arranged in a circle. Printed on white card; copied from page 7 of the Australasian Post, 17 June 1948. Title is inscribed in centre of circle, reads, "Our First Test Team, By R Gittus".
0 - Whole: H: 297 W: 210mm (H: 11 11/16 W: 8 1/4")
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17 Jun 1948
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Geoffrey Gittus.

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Well done Geoffrey for donating this wonderful cartoon by your father (I presume). He was in my father's unit in the RAAF during the war and produced a wonderful irreverent boxing cartoon of my father, his CO, which I still have. I believe it dates from 1942. Maybe you would like to see it.

- Simon Waters

Posted on 15-06-2022 04:47:15