Edenhope celebrates First XI

The 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Aboriginal Cricket Team tour of England in 1868 were a highlight over the Easter weekend in Edenhope in late March.

The West Wimmera Council worked with the local communities to celebrate this anniversary and ensure the incredible story of the Aboriginal Cricket Team, who all came from the Western District of Victoria, is well promoted to all Australians.

The main events in the Edenhope were held on Easter Saturday and Sunday with a celebration cricket match featuring a number of high profile sporting greats, music in the park, a book launch and a special interpretive panel dedication at Bringalbert Lake where many of the original Aboriginal cricketers practiced.

Further details of the successful Easter celebrations, “150 Year Celebrations of Australia’s First XI Cricket Team” are on the official Facebook page click here