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Billy Murdoch: Cricketing Colossus - Bendigo

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Bendigo Library

251-259 Hargreaves Street

Bendigo, Victoria 3550

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Billy Murdoch, born and bred in Bendigo, was a colossus of cricket in the 1880s captaining Australia to its first Test victory on English soil.

A batsman of substance and style he scored Australia’s first double and triple Test centuries. He lived a tumultuous and fascinating life from his controversial marriage to Bendigo mining magnate John Boyd Watson’s daughter to his dramatic death while watching a Test at the MCG. Join biographer Richard Cashman who provides long overdue recognition to a great but neglected figure of Australian cricket.

Presented in partnership with The Bendigo Historical Society.

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251-259 Hargreaves Street

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