Johnny Mullagh XI at Willowfest 2011

Slide show and Gallery of pics from the Johnny Mullagh Squad at the Willowfest Australian Club Cricket Championships at Mildura 2011. Another wonderful week of challenging cricket and fun as families came together to again ensure the spirit and story of the 1868 ‘First XI’ remains a ‘living heritage’. Thanks to Aboriginal Community Justice Panel, Grampians IndigenousContinue reading “Johnny Mullagh XI at Willowfest 2011”

‘Tons of Runs’ by Paul Daley

Pictures of ‘Tons of Runs’ Book Launch by Paul Daley including launch of the Indigenous Heritage River Walk and Pigeon Ponds vs Edenhope Cricket Match at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow, October 29, 2011. ‘Tons of Runs’ is a remarkable research and publishing achievement that documents centuries from Australians in all forms of competitive cricket from the 1850’s untilContinue reading “‘Tons of Runs’ by Paul Daley”

Cricket Therapy with the Compton Cricket Club

Great feature on Dateline SBS last night by Yaarra Bou Melhem of the Compton Cricket Club’s Australian Cricket Tour.  Some good pics of the Mullagh’s, Urban Seed’s Laneway Cricket and Australian Cricket Society in the photos section. http://www.sbs.com.au/dateline/story/watch/id/601337/n/Cricket-Therapy

The Long Walk ‘Koorieoberre’ 2011

Took some pics of the Watjobaluk Dance Group from the Wimmera at Federation Square for The Long Walk build up to the “Dreamtime at the ‘G” AFL Game between Richmond and Essendon Football Club last Saturday Night. A highlight of The Long Walk 2011 was the introduction of the Koorioboree, a gathering of Indigenous dance groups fromContinue reading “The Long Walk ‘Koorieoberre’ 2011”

CV Cricket Clinic @ Ngootyoong Marr Aboriginal Health Expo, Warnambool

. What is your dream for you and your community?… This was the question asked as part of the Dream Box Project set up by ABC Open at the South West Victorian Ngootyoong Marr Aboriginal Health Expo, held on March 29, 2011. The expo was organised by South West Healthcare’s Warrnambool Community Health Aboriginal Health Promotion andContinue reading “CV Cricket Clinic @ Ngootyoong Marr Aboriginal Health Expo, Warnambool”

Labour Day 2011 at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow

Pics from this years Labour Day, Johnny Mullagh XI vs. Glenelg XI at Harrow, Victoria.  The game has been played more or less annually since it was initiated at the Bicentennial in 1988 in tribute of Australia’s First National Touring Sporting Team the 1868 Aboriginal Cricket Team from the South West Wimmera region…  Lot ofContinue reading “Labour Day 2011 at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow”

Compton Cricket Club Australian Tour Victoria Highlights & Thanks

Highlights: Cap presentation by Urban Seed EO Chris Lacey at Laneway Cricket Match in the heart of  Melbourne. Photo shoots and autographs with locals via the Marie Claire article found in the magazine rack at the local ‘servo’ in Skipton! Moments of silence : before the game at Harrow remembering members who had died fromContinue reading “Compton Cricket Club Australian Tour Victoria Highlights & Thanks”

Floods & Cricket…

Thoughts and prayers go out to many across Australia’s Eastern States and particularly those with whom we are connected in North and Western Victoria who have been affected by the recent floods. The reports are coming in to Cricket Victoria of many clubs that have lost facilites, kits etc.  Obviously playing cricket is not theContinue reading “Floods & Cricket…”

Custard’s Top 5 Willowfest Nicknames

What is it about cricket and nicknames? I was honoured to be invited to play with the Johnny Mullagh XI at the recent Willowfest Cricket Carnival in Mildura but as an invited player I didn’t escape the power dynamics of being ‘named’… 1. Custard: I have always liked to think it’s because of the ‘cus’Continue reading “Custard’s Top 5 Willowfest Nicknames”