Square-shaped, white linen handkerchief, featuring images printed with black dye of various Australian cricketers from the first official Australian team tour of England in 1878. In the centre is a group portrait of the team showing the players, dressed in cricket whites and caps, positioned seated and standing in two rows, with one man wearing a suit. Their names are printed below, with an ornate coat of arms, two cricket bats and a scroll bearing the inscription "THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM". In each of the corners are individual portraits of cricketers John Blackham, Charles Bannerman, Frederick Spofforth and William Murdoch, posing variously with cricket bats and balls. The handkerchief is surrounded by a wiggly border.
0 - Whole: H: 672 W: 625mm (H: 26 7/16 W: 24 5/8")
Jack Blackham; 11 May 1854; 28 Dec 1932
Billy Murdoch; 18 Oct 1854; 18 Feb 1911
Frederick Spofforth; 09 Sep 1853; 04 Jun 1926
Charles Bannerman; 03 Jul 1851; 20 Aug 1930