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Title The first eleven
Published Bendigo, Vic : Video Education Australasia, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  796.35865 Fel/Eve  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videocassette (VHS) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + video support notes
1/2 in
Summary This program sets the record straight about the real 'First Eleven' cricket team to represent Australia in England. Common understanding maintains that the 'first' team to travel to England from Australia was a white team that played in 1878, but this was not the first team to do so. The first touring Australian team was in fact made up of mostly indigenous players and toured England in 1868. The program also traced the place of cricket in the growing colony of Victoria, contextualises this in the prosperous post-Gold Rush period and explores race relations of the time - a time which was about to change, 1860 was to see a new government initiative in the setting up of the 'Aboriginal Protection Boards' which were to restrict indigenous peoples to newly established missions, thus limiting their freedom and opportunities, sporting and otherwise
Notes Teacher notes by Alisoun Downing
Credits Produced by Red Finch Films; Distributed by Video Education Australasia
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- History.
Cricket players, Aboriginal Australian.
Cricket players -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- History.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Downing, Alisoun
Video Education Australasia.