Boomerang and Bat

Synopsis

The first Australian cricket team to tour England was a group of Aboriginal stockmen. This is their story. In 1868 a determined team of Aboriginal cricketers set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best.Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh, and wearing caps embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, they delighted crowds with their exceptional skill.From the creators of Jandamarra, this is the remarkable story of the real first eleven.
Mark Greenwood
About the author

Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood's award-winning books examining history, myths and legends have been honoured in Australia and internationally. Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frane Lessac, to produce books that promote history as well as an understanding of multicultural issues.

Books by Mark Greenwood

Terry Denton
About the author

Terry Denton

Terry Denton is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. His work is mainly humour-based cartoon style. Terry Denton has illustrated bestsellers such as the JUST! series and the Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths. He has three children and is the owner of a back garden burial ground for dead pets.

Books by Terry Denton

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