Led by the inspirational Sir Donald Bradman, the Australian Cricket team that left Australian shores in 1948 is arguably one of the greatest sporting teams in our nation’s history. After a five month, 34-match tour of the United Kingdom, including five Test matches against archrivals and traditional foe England, the Australian team returned to home soil undefeated. They were ‘invincible’.
This group of 17 men represented the hopes and spirits of a country ravaged by war. They displayed the fighting qualities that typified the Australian culture to achieve the unthinkable against the odds.
Their place in history is reserved not only for the individual and collective achievements of the team, but for the spirit, pride and commitment they showed in building the Australian sporting tradition.
Sir Donald Bradman
Team Members: S G Barnes, W A Brown, R A Hamence, R N Harvey, A L Hassett, I W Johnson, W A Johnston, R R Lindwall, S J E Loxton, C L McCool, K R Miller, A R Morris, D T A Ring, R A Saggers, D Tallon, E H R Toshack