Watercolour, Aboriginal cricket team 1866, by artist Robert Ingpen 2001, MCC Tapestry no.6

Object Type
Artwork/Painting/Watercolour
Date Used
2001-2003
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Brief Description
Robert Ingpen's watercolour image of the first Aboriginal Cricket Team which played the Melbourne Cricket Club at the MCG in 1866. The names of the team members represented are handwritten above and below the image (standing, left to right): Bullocky [Bullchana(c)h], Tarpot [Jimmy Murrumgunerrimin], T.C. Wills (coach and captain), Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], and Red Cap [Brimbunyah]; (seated, l-r) Dick-a-Dick [Jungunjinanuke], Johnny Cuzens, Mosquito [Grongarrong Grongarro], Twopenny [Jarrawuk], Jim Crow [Lytejerbillijun], and King Cole [Brippokei/Bripumyarrinain]. The image is included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A sheet of tracing paper, with the grid references for the layout of the tapestry, folds over the artwork which is signed and dated by the artist.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 360 W: 505 D: 3mm (H: 14 3/16 W: 19 7/8 D: 1/8")
Date Used
2001-2003
Location
In storage
Registration No
M10277
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen

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