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Yabba : Cricket's Legendary Barracker - Richard Cashman - Heritage Festival
Wed. 3 May 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
Heritage Festival 2017 - Author Talk
Join author Richard Cashman as he talks about his book Yabba Cricket's legendary Barracker.
Yabba was a genuine talent, a wit, an actor and a crafter of words, who possessed a booming voice. He was the ultimate self-publicist, who promoted himself as the ‘one and only Yabba’. Yabba lived to barrack. Yabba was a serious student of cricket watching the game intently, his interjections being mostly informed and fair-minded though they were occasionally quirky. He was a simple man who enjoyed drinking beer, smoking, gambling, cracking jokes, family parties and watching and talking about sport. He had a vast appetite for life, fighting in the Boer War, branding cattle in the outback and sparring with star Indigenous boxer, Jerry Jerome. He was an adventurer and a knockabout individual who did not mind getting involved in a fight. Unlike other barrackers and characters, his reputation has not diminished over time, Yabba was immortalised in bronze at the SCG in 2008.
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided
6pm for a 6:30pm start