Article about Melbourne Cricket Ground, "The Real Symbol" by Keith Dunstan

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Brief Description
Thick piece of off-white paper, printed in black with an article entitled "The Real Symbol" by Keith Dunstan. It is in response to "city fathers" searching for a symbol for Melbourne, where Dunstan recommends the MCG (or rather is aghast that he has to suggest it), writing of all the monumental moments over the years. At the bottom are three images: a drawing of the Second Intercolonial Cricket Match in 1858; a photograph of the balloon ascent at the Austral meeting in 1908; and two photographs of the attempted Bleriot flight in 1910--one on the oval and one crashed on the tennis courts.
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0 - Whole: H: 300 W: 209mm (H: 11 13/16 W: 8 1/4")
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Location
In storage
Registration No
M13216
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Joan Mackey.

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