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FRIDAY AUGUST 13 2021 OPINION 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU FRIDAY AUGUST 13 2021 63 V2 - TELE01Z01MA 1521Spaniard HernanCortez takes Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) from the Aztecs. 1704French andBavarian forces are routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany, with the victors losing 6000 soldiers and the vanquished 21,000. 1844Ludwig Leichhardt, 30, and party leave Sydney in the Sovereign for Moreton Bay to begin an overland expedition to the far north. 1885Mining companyBroken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) is incorporated in Victoria. 1914The Australian RedCross forms at a meeting in Melbourne to raise funds for supplies for service personnel overseas. 1919In the first publicdemonstration of wireless broadcasting in Australia, Ernest Fisk relays a gramophone recording of God Save the King from Clarence St, Sydney, to an audience in Elizabeth St. 1961Berlin residentswake to find a barbed-wire border between the citys communist east and democratic west. 1989Thirteen peoplein a hot-air balloon die after it collides with another balloon, rips open and plunges to the ground, near Alice Springs. 2019A man runs amokthrough Sydneys CBD with a knife, killing one woman and injuring another before he is pinned to the ground by several people using a chair and a milk crate. 2020Israel and theUnited Arab Emirates sign a diplomatic peace agreement in Washington, which agrees to normalise relations between the two nations. 1961 team to Newcastle and Sydney in 1867, although he had to smuggle them out of Victoria because of restrictions on the movement of Indigenous people imposed by the Central Board for the Protection of Aborigines. While Mullagh and his teammates shone, the tour ended badly, with team funds being embezzled by a promoter, the team left stranded in Sydney and Wills being thrown out as coach and captain. His tendency to drink too much was a habit he unfortunately passed on to some of the players. New financial backers had to be found and a benefit match played to raise funds for a planned tour to Britain in 1868. Again they had to be smuggled out of colonies. Once in England they showed they had merit as players, not just as curiosities, although they also gave exhibitions of boomerang and spear throwing Mullagh was acknowledged as an expert with the boomerang. They played 47 matches, winning 14, losing 14 and drawing 19. Mullagh was the standout, scoring 1698 runs, bowling 1877 overs, of which 831 were maidens and taking an impressive 245 wickets. When they returned to the colonies, most went back to their jobs on farms, but Mullagh had gotten a taste of a different life. He refused to return to the station where he had lived, or to live on a reservation for Aborigines, according to the law. He played cricket for the Melbourne Cricket club for the 1869-70 season, living with the caretaker of the MCG. After he lost that position due to illness, he found a spot on the team at Apsley, later becoming their captain. Clearly there were people who were willing to put aside prejudices about an Indigenous man giving them orders. There were constant calls for him to be selected for the Victorian team to play against other colonies, but selectors were hesitant. However he was chosen in 1879 to play for Victoria against an English side. He was top scorer with 36. He played his last match in 1890 and was found dead at his camp on Pine Hill Station in August 1891. town of Harrow in southwestern Victoria. He grew up working as an agricultural labourer and became a much valued shearer and stockman on the station owned by John B. Fitzgerald. It was Fitzgeralds son who taught him the rudiments of the game in 1864. He was soon good enough to join the Mullagh station team, becoming their best player. He was later asked to join the Indigenous side that was being formed to play against white teams. Their first big win was playing against Edenhope in 1866. William Hayman, a station owner from near Edenhope, was appointed team manager and took the players on trips to play other country towns, winning matches and gaining the team a bit of a following. Hayman soon had bigger ideas. To coach the team he hired Tom Wills, best known as one of the founders of the Australian rules football code but more famous at the time as a cricketer. Hayman took the In the mid-19th century, the Australian colonies were madabout cricket. Almost every townof any size had its own cricketteam, games between colonialteams were popular and crowdsflocked to see the occasional visitby a team from Britain. The game was mostly played by men with British heritage, but in the 1850s when thousands of people ran off to the goldfields it became hard for many places in the country to find enough men to make up a decent team. The solution was to teach the game to Indigenous labourers working on farms. Many of them proved to be very good, given they were used to Indigenous games and activities that involved hitting things away with sticks or clubs, running fast, catching objects and throwing things a long distance. In Victoria some of the Aborigines became so good at playing it was decided to form a team from all the local stations. This Indigenous side beat a team from Edenhope made up of men from European backgrounds, most of whom grew up playing the game, at Bingalbert Station in 1866. Some of that Aboriginal team went on to become famous across Australia as a touring team and famous internationally as part of an allIndigenous side that toured England in 1868. One of their star players was a Jardwadjali man named Unaarrimin, also known as Johnny Mullagh. Mullagh was a powerful bowler and a handy batsman, also fast in the field. At the time, people compared him to the great English player W.G. Grace. He was perhaps the first Aborigine to play cricket professionally, never questioning his right to do so despite strictures imposed on Indigenous people at the time, and to be treated equal to non-Indigenous players, as an early advocate for civil rights. He was born on August 13, 1841 at Mullagh Station, near the country Cricketing great was also civil rights pioneer TROY LENNON Cricketer Johnny Mullagh, inset, and back row, right, as a member of the Indigenous XI to play the first Boxing Day cricket match, against a team of European settlers, 150 years ago at the MCG. 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In the 1980s when the films were made DeLoreans looked like the car of the future, but at the time they were also a sad symbol of a failed car company run by slick motoring exec John DeLorean. In the 60s and 70s DeLorean worked for General Motors. His biggest success was putting a large, powerful engine into a smaller car, creating the muscle car. It earnt GM millions. But as the fuel crises forced people to The idea that Aust could be a tech power house is realistic. We are innovative in so many fields If the feds back it. The billions spent on weapons! Tech might keep us safe. Re the editorial, August 11 (Time To End Vaccine Uncertainty): You are welcome do whatever you like with your (so-called) vaccine [which isnt a vaccine at all], and your targets, and your modelling, etc, blah, blah, as long as you remember to keep to yourselves and dont dare ever come to try and force it. That way youll help ensure that youll still return home at the end of the day. Pete, 11 Mile Opposition leader Lia Finocchiaro did the perceptions held of her no favours by storming out of the Legislative Assembly on August 10 when things did not go her way. This behaviour was tantamount to throwing a tantrum, something not expected of leaders. She owes her party and the assembly an apology for this conduct. Pringle It may be early in the piece, but already I am beginning to look forward to the NT News 120 Most Powerful People of The premier of NSW is not doing enough to control the Covid outbreak that was basically her fault for doing too little too late, I can see Sydney being in lockdown a lot longer than needs to be because of their nothing to see here premier. A friend of mine recently parked near the Woolworths park at Casuarina only to be accosted by a person pestering her for money, she gave him a dollar but he insisted on pestering her even to the point of threatening her small twoyear-old, which naturally scarred her. A very nice lady offered to join her for the walk to the Woolworths entrance, on her return she asked a security guard to accompany her for fear of being accosted again! This is NOT good enough, people should feel safe when going shopping without the fear of being rudely accosted! This is totally getting out of hand and the Gunner Government methods are obviously not working as things are going from bad to worse. These individuals full well know there will be absolutely no consequences, so they persist and are getting worse by the day. AS, Berry Springs CATE Visited the CBD today and parked in the shade of the beautiful trees in Cavanagh St. Well done NTG and DCC, the CBD looks green and inviting and I will be back again next week to shop. 2021 feature. I wonder if the News would consider a poll of readers as to who they would include, maybe in their top 20 or 30 like a readers choice. Avid Reader Had dinner at the Waterfront last night. Food average, service poor, price very high and the communal toilets were disgusting. Why do high end restaurants, that charge a fortune, not have clean toilets? The staff smoking near the kitchen is a disgrace! I wont be back. Ponder That. Regarding the Darwin hospitals code yellow, imagine the difference if the 35 million went into health services instead of Don Dale inmates. Unrealist, Parap