The annual Johnny Mullagh Memorial Cricket Match was one of the highlights of the annual Mullagh Championships weekend in Harrow over the long weekend in March.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Australia’s first sporting team to travel overseas, the Aboriginal Cricket Team tour of England in 1868, the local community provided a weekend of celebrations with a number of VIP guests in attendance. Jane Nathan, Chair of the Mullagh Wills Foundation addressed the VIP guests during the luncheon break at the cricket and Aboriginal Leader, Professor Mick Dodson AM, wrote a message in the commemorative Message Book. Other guests at the match included Aboriginal Elder Richard Kennedy who wrote the first official message in the Message Book at the commencement of the Journey to the MCG project at this Mullagh Cricket Match in March 2016.
Adding to the celebrations in 2018 was the Fist XI Legends Concert at Johnny Mullagh Park on Sunday evening.
The annual celebrations are a great reminder of this incredible story which is the highlight of the Discovery Centre in Harrow, housing the Johnny Mullagh Cricket Museum.