Old Photos of Witham

Aboriginal cricket team in Melbourne in 1866

Taken: 1866, Ref: M830

Aboriginal cricket team in Melbourne in 1866. Greg Hunter from the Melbourne Cricket Club said “I can confirm for you that this photo was indeed actually taken in Australia – it depicts the team with Tom Wills at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in December 1866. A few of the players pictured here unfortunately passed away between 1866 and 1868, but by and large most of this team did then travel to England in 1868”.

RefM830
Date taken1866
SourceReproduced by courtesy of the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum (M81)
Posted on Full size 2278 × 1204

Unless otherwise specified, photos are the copyright of the original photographer.

Every effort has been made to contact the owners of the photos or their relatives, to obtain their permission to use their pictures. But I have not always managed to find them, for which I apologise.

The photos appear in the order they were catalogued. Use Search to look for photos showing particular people, places etc.