Lacrosse ball, signed, used in Nations World Box Championships, Canada 1978

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Ball
Date Used
02 Aug 1978
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Signed lacrosse ball that has been used in a lacrosse match. The ball is fully covered with signatures in blue ink. There is an inscription across the centre that reads 'AUSTRALIA'S FIRST BOX LACROSSE GOAL IN CANADA 2ND AUG 1978 -/THROWN BY DENNIS NEWMAN'. The ball was originally white in colour but the painted surface has broken up to reveal the light brown coloured rubber underneath. Ball appears to have two halves which are joined across the centre. There is a manufacturers stamp on the ball which can only be partially read. The stamp in part reads 'LACROSSE BALL/MADE IN CANADA'.
0 - Whole: H: 65 W: 65 D: 65mm (H: 2 9/16 W: 2 9/16 D: 2 9/16")
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Date Used
02 Aug 1978
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr. L.W. Taylor


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