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The birth of the Melbourne Cricket Club: a new perspective on its foundation date

O'Collins, Gerald and Webb, David (2014) The birth of the Melbourne Cricket Club: a new perspective on its foundation date. Victorian Historical Journal, 85 (2). pp. 219-231. ISSN 1030-7710

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Abstract

The Melbourne Cricket Club, a most revered club, celebrated its 175th anniversary in November 2013 in error. This article explores the primary evidence for the often cited foundation date of November 1838, which is repeated in many club histories and secondary works on Australian cricket. While cricket was being played in Melbourne from 1838 there is no evidence of the Melbourne Cricket Club being in existence. This article argues that the minuted foundation of the Melbourne Cricket Club occurred in November 1841.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Melbourne Cricket Club, Cricket Societies, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 05:27
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 05:27
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1853

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