Division of Whitlam
The Division of Whitlam is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division named Throsby, was renamed in honour of Gough Whitlam, the Prime Minister of Australia from 1972–75, in a February 2016 electoral distribution, it came into effect from 2 July 2016, the date of the Australian federal election, 2016. ABC election analyst Antony Green estimated that boundary changes to Throsby would reduce the Australian Labor Party's notional two-party-preferred margin from 7.8 to 6.9 percentage points. Despite this, the last member for Throsby, Stephen Jones retained the seat with a healthy swing of over six percent. Like its predecessor, Whitlam has a strong working-class character due to the presence of industries such as steelmaking, coal mining and stevedoring; the Illawarra is one of the few non-metropolitan regions where Labor does well. AEC: Profile of the electoral division of Whitlam
Fitzroy Falls, New South Wales
Fitzroy Falls is a village in the Wingecarribee Shire, located within the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia. The locality was renamed after the 81-metre waterfall. At the 2016 census, Fitzroy Falls had a population of 216; the waterfall was known to the indigenous Wodi Wodi people. The first European settler to see it was Charles Throsby, in the early 19th century. Near the head of the Yarrunga Creek in the Morton National Park, the waterfall was named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzroy, the Governor of New South Wales during his visit to the area in 1850. While a town was planned for the area in the 1860s, little development occurred. With the advent of motor vehicles, Fitzroy Falls became, still remains, a popular stopping point for tourists travelling towards the Southern Highlands. Substantial parking and catering facilities have been provided, together with pathways and boardwalks that enable able-bodied visitors to view the falls and other natural features. List of waterfalls of Australia Fitzroy Falls Reservoir "Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre: Morton National Park".
Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. "Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre economic report". NSW Dept of Environment. "Fitzroy Falls - Morton National Park". The Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Furry Software Pty. Ltd. and Berrima District Historical and Family History Society. 15 June 2010. Village of Fitzroy Falls and adjoining lands: Parishes - Burrawang & Yarrunga, County - Camden, Land District - Moss Vale, Shire - Wingecarribee / printed & published by Dept. of Lands, NSW Dept. of Lands, 1967
Moss Vale, New South Wales
Moss Vale is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in the Wingecarribee Shire. At the 2016 census, it has a population of 8,579 and is sited on the Illawarra Highway, which connects to Wollongong and the Illawarra coast via Macquarie Pass. Moss Vale has several heritage buildings. In the centre of the main street is Leighton Gardens. Moss Vale is believed to have good precipitation. Agricultural rural holdings in the area specialise in dairy herds Holstein Frisian, there are an assortment of beef studs and sheep properties; the town has a golf course. The Wingecarribee Shire Chambers are located here. Moss Vale has undergone a recent transformation, it has become a hub for independent and creative business, including design stores and bars. The Moss Vale area was once occupied by the Gundangara people, though they had disappeared by the 1870s due to the loss of their hunting land to European settlers. Governor Hunter sent a party led by ex-convict John Wilson to investigate the area in 1798.
Various others explored the area up to 1815, including John Warby, George Caley, Hamilton Hume and John Oxley. Hume, Charles Throsby and Joseph Wild explored the area west of Sutton Forest in 1817 and in 1818, together with James Meehan, they explored the area between Moss Vale and Jervis Bay. Governor Macquarie granted Throsby 1,000 acres, known as Throsby Park, at Bong Bong, on the northeastern outskirts of Moss Vale and put him in charge of building the Old Argyle Road from Sydney to Goulburn in 1819; this road was replaced in the 1830s by a more direct road via Berrima surveyed by Thomas Mitchell and most of the population of Bong Bong moved to Berrima. The heritage-listed property of Throsby Park house was built about 1834, six years after Throsby's suicide; the area, considered to be part of Sutton Forest, remained rural until the coming of the railway. Subdivision part of Throsby Park for the town of Moss Vale, named after Jemmy Moss, a herdsman at Throsby Park, commenced in 1864, in anticipation of the opening of Sutton Forest railway station in 1867 at the intersection with Old Argyle Road.
Governor Belmore rented Throsby Park from 1870 to 1872 to what is believed to escape the summer heat of Sydney. The railway and the Robertson Land Acts encouraged denser settlement by selectors in the Southern Highlands and led to the growth of Moss Vale as a town. In 1877 Sutton Forest railway station was renamed Moss Vale. Moss Vale has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Church Road: Throsby Park Main Southern railway: Moss Vale railway station Main Southern railway 146.037: Argyle Street railway bridge Oldbury Road: Oldbury Farm According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 8,579 people in Moss Vale. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population. 78.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 1.7% and China 1.5%. 87.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 1.3%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 25.8%, Anglican 24.9% and Catholic 22.1%.
Moss Vale holds a large part of the Southern Highlands Industry – as well as being a minor centre for agriculture, many light and medium industries are found in and around Moss Vale, including a James Hardie plant, a Harper Collins book distribution centre, other manufacturing industries. Despite Moss Vale's prowess as an industrial centre, nearby Bowral is the commercial heart of the Southern Highlands. Moss Vale station is the primary southern terminus of the Southern Highlands railway line; the line provides regular services from Moss Vale to southern Sydney, where a change of trains is required to access the city centre. Limited services continue south of Moss Vale to Goulburn; the station has several long distance services a day. Moss Vale is the junction of the Unanderra – Moss Vale railway line to Wollongong, opened in 1932, but now only used by freight trains. Television is delivered from the Illawarra region with a transmitter based on Mount Gibraltar; the Southern NSW Channels are: ABC SBS 7 Moss Vale – Prime Television-Seven Network Affiliate WIN Television – Ten Network Affiliate 9Capital – Southern Cross Television-Nine Network Affiliate Schools in Moss Vale: Moss Vale High School Moss Vale Public School St. Paul's Catholic Primary School St Paul's International College Tudor House School Churches in Moss Vale: Connect Christian Church Moss Vale Jehovah's Witnesses Hall Moss Vale Uniting Church in Australia St. Andrews Presbyterian Church St. John's Anglican Church St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church Sporting teams in Moss Vale: Moss Vale Basketball Moss Vale Cricket Club Moss Vale Dragonflies Netball Club Moss Vale Dragons Rugby League Club Moss Vale Hockey Club Moss Vale Rifle Club Moss Vale Soccer Club Ann Carr-Boyd and musicologist Tom Green, artist Tony Lockett: former AFL player for the Sydney Swans Steve Prestwich: drummer for popular Australian rock band, Cold Chisel David Canterbury Connor Moylan: Resident Weirdo Dr Frank Tidswell and his wife Edith lived at Farnborough in the 1930s Media related to Moss Vale, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons Moss Vale Public School Moss Vale High School
Blue Mountains (New South Wales)
The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres west of centre of the state capital; the public's understanding of the extent of the Blue Mountains is varied, as it forms only part of an extensive mountainous area associated with the Great Dividing Range. The Blue Mountains region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north. Geologically, it is situated in the central parts of the Sydney Basin; the Blue Mountains Range comprises a range of mountains, plateau escarpments extending off the Great Dividing Range about 4.8 kilometres northwest of Wolgan Gap in a southeasterly direction for about 96 kilometres, terminating at Emu Plains. For about two-thirds of its length it is traversed by the Great Western Highway and the Main Western railway line.
Several established towns are situated on its heights, including Katoomba, Mount Victoria, Springwood. The range forms the watershed between Coxs River to the south and the Grose and Wolgan rivers to the north; the range contains the Bell Range. The Blue Mountains area includes the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. Following European settlement of the Sydney area, the area was named the Carmarthen and Lansdowne Hills by Arthur Phillip in 1788; the Carmarthen Hills were in the north of the region and the Lansdowne Hills were in the south. The name Blue Mountains, was preferred and is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance; the tinge is believed to be caused by Mie scattering which occurs when incoming light with shorter wavelengths is preferentially scattered by particles within the atmosphere imparting a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects, including mountains and clouds. Volatile terpenoids emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains may cause Mie scattering and thus the blue haze for which the mountains were named.
When Europeans arrived in Australia, the Blue Mountains had been inhabited for several millennia by the Gundungurra people, now represented by the Gundungurra Tribal Council Aboriginal Corporation based in Katoomba, and, in the lower Blue Mountains, by the Darug people, now represented by the Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation. The Gundungurra creation story of the Blue Mountains tells that Dreamtime creatures Mirigan and Garangatch, half fish and half reptile, fought an epic battle which scarred the landscape into the Jamison Valley; the Gundungurra Tribal Council is a nonprofit organisation representing the Gundungurra traditional owners, promoting heritage and culture and providing a support for Gundungurra people connecting back to Country. Gundungurra Tribal Council Aboriginal Corporation has a registered Native Title Claim since 1995 over their traditional lands, which include the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. Examples of Aboriginal habitation can be found in many places. In the Red Hands Cave, a rock shelter near Glenbrook, the walls contain hand stencils from adults and children.
On the southern side of Queen Elizabeth Drive, at Wentworth Falls, a rocky knoll has a large number of grinding grooves created by rubbing stone implements on the rock to shape and sharpen them. There are carved images of animal tracks and an occupation cave; the site dates back 22,000 years. Arthur Phillip, the first governor of New South Wales, first glimpsed the extent of the Blue Mountains from a ridge at the site of today's Oakhill College, Castle Hill, he named them the Carmarthen Hills, "some forty to sixty miles distant..." and he reckoned that the ground was "most suitable for government stock". This is the location where Gidley King in 1799 established a prison town for political prisoners from Ireland and Scotland; the first documented use of the name Blue Mountains appears in Captain John Hunter’s account of Phillip’s 1789 expedition up the Hawkesbury River. Describing the events of about 5 July, Hunter wrote: "We in some of the reaches which we passed through this day, saw near us the hills, which we suppose as seen from Port Jackson, called by the governor the Blue Mountains."
During the nineteenth century the name was applied to the portion of the Great Dividing Range from about Goulburn in the south to the Hunter Valley in the north, but in time it came to be associated with a more limited area. The native Aborigines knew two routes across the mountains: Bilpin Ridge, now the location of Bells Line of Road between Richmond and Bell, the Coxs River, a tributary of the Nepean River, it could be followed upstream to the open plains of the Kanimbla Valley, the type of country that farmers prize. European settlers considered that fertile lands lay beyond the mountains, as was China in the belief of many convicts, but that this didn't matter much, since the mountains were impassable; this idea was, to some extent, convenient for local authorities. An "insurmountable" barrier would deter convicts from trying to escape in that direction. A former convict, John Wilson, may have been the first European to cross the Blue Mountains, it is believed that Mathew Everingham, 1795, may have been successful based on letters he wrote at the time which came to light in the late 1980s.
Wilson arrived with the First Fleet in 1788 and was freed in 1792. He settled in the bush, living with the Aborigines and functioning as an intermediary between them and the settlers. In 1797 he returned to Sydney, claiming to have explored up to a hundred miles in all directions a
The Australian Alps, an interim Australian bioregion, is the highest mountain range in Australia. This range is located in southeastern Australia, it straddles eastern Victoria, southeastern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory; the Australian Alps contain Australia's only peaks exceeding 2,000 metres in elevation above sea level. The Alps are the only bioregion on the Australian mainland; the Alps comprise an area of 1,232,981 hectares. The Australian Alps are part of the Great Dividing Range, the series of mountains and highlands that runs about 3,000 kilometres from northern Queensland, through New South Wales, into the northern part of Victoria; this chain of highlands divides the drainage of the rivers that flow to the east into the Tasman Sea from those that flow west into the drainage of the Murray–Darling basin or into inland waters, such as Lake Eyre, which lie below sea level, or else evaporate rapidly. The Great Dividing Range reaches its greatest heights in the Australian Alps.
The Australian Alps consist of two biogeographic subregions: the Snowy Mountains including the Brindabella Range, located in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The latter region is known as the "High Country" within a cultural or historical context; the Australian Alps are important for conservation, as a water drainage basin, with much of their eastern slopes having its runoff diverted artificially into the Murray River and its tributary the Murrumbidgee River through the civil engineering project of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. They are protected by large national parks, in particular the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales and the Alpine National Park in Victoria; these are managed cooperatively as Australian Alps National Parks by agencies of the Australian Government and the state governments of this region. The Australian Alps contain the only skiing areas of mainland Australia. Along with the town of Cabramurra, New South Wales, these are the only permanent settlements in the area.
Several medium-sized towns can be found in the valleys below the foothills, such as Jindabyne, New South Wales, Corryong and Mount Beauty. The Australian Alps are not as high or as steep as the Alps of Europe, New Zealand's Southern Alps, or the Andes Mountains, most of their peaks can be reached without using mountaineering equipment; the Australian Alps have been classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area. Their montane forests and woodlands support large breeding populations of flame robins and pilotbirds; the bogong moth seasonally migrates long distances towards and from the Australian Alps and gregariously aestivates in caves and other sites throughout the mountain range during the summer in order to avoid high temperatures and lack of larval food resources. The moth is a food source for many species living within the region, such as the endangered mountain pygmy possum. However, the moth has been a biovector of arsenic, transporting it from lowland feeding sites over long distances into the mountains, leading to the bioaccumulation of the element in the environment and animals in the mountain range.
Due to its hot, dry climate, bushfires in Australia occur particularly in the well forested areas of the Australian Alps. The Alps the Victorian Alps, are periodically subject to major bushfires and have been entirely burnt through by bushfires on various occasions, notably. Certain native flora in Australia have evolved to rely on bushfires as a means of reproduction and fire events are an interwoven and an essential part of the ecology of the continent. In some eucalypt and banksia species, for example, fire causes seed pods to open, allowing them to germinate. Fire encourages the growth of new grassland plants. Other species have adapted to recover from fire. Damage to surrounding human habitations and native fauna can be extensive and catastrophic; the 2003 Canberra bushfires affected 70% of the Australian Capital Territory’s pasture and nature parks. After burning for a week through the Brindabella Ranges above Canberra, the fires entered the suburbs of the city on 18 January 2003. Four people died and more than 500 homes were destroyed or damaged.
The Victorian Black Saturday bushfires were intense in parts of the Victorian Highcountry and destroyed several towns, including Kinglake and Marysville. The fires killed 173 people, Australia's highest loss of life from a bushfire. Statewide, the fires destroyed over 2,030 houses, 3,500 + structures. In the spring and summer seasons of 2017-8 and 2018-9, dramatic drops in numbers of the moths in the Alpine caves were observed. According to Professor Eric Warrant of Lund University in Sweden, the drop in numbers was caused by a lack of rainfall due to winter drought in their breeding areas and climate change, the lack of rain producing insufficient vegetation to feed the caterpillars. Other biologists and ecologists have pointed to the dramatic effect on animals which feed on the moths, which are an important source of protein for wildlife, including the threatened mountain pygmy possum as well as other insectivorous mammals and birds. "The vulnerability of the Australian Alps to climate change is the worst in the world because we've got these short little mountains so when it gets warmer, there is nowhere for these cold-adapted species to go.", according to Euan Ritchie, a wildlife ecologist at Deakin
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 410,301, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall; the city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km south-west of Sydney, 660 km north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a Canberran. Although Canberra is the capital and seat of government, many federal government ministries have secondary seats in state capital cities, as do the Governor-General and the Prime Minister; the site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an planned city outside of any state, similar to Washington, D. C. in the United States, or Brasília in Brazil. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913.
The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles and triangles, was centred on axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory. The city's design was influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation; the growth and development of Canberra were hindered by the World Wars and the Great Depression, which exacerbated a series of planning disputes and the ineffectiveness of a procession of bodies that were created in turn to oversee the development of the city. The national capital emerged as a thriving city after World War II, as Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies championed its development and the National Capital Development Commission was formed with executive powers. Although the Australian Capital Territory is now self-governing, the Commonwealth Government retains some influence through the National Capital Authority; as the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the official residence of the Monarch's representative the Governor-General, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies.
It is the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Royal Australian Mint, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. The Australian Army's officer corps is trained at the Royal Military College and the Australian Defence Force Academy is located in the capital; the ACT is independent of any state to prevent any one state from gaining an advantage by hosting the seat of Commonwealth power. The ACT has voting representation in the Commonwealth Parliament, has its own Legislative Assembly and government, similar to the states; as the city has a high proportion of public servants, the Commonwealth Government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the largest single employer in Canberra, although no longer the majority employer. Compared to the national averages, the unemployment rate is the average income higher. Property prices are high, in part due to comparatively restrictive development regulations.
The word "Canberra" is popularly claimed to derive from the word Kambera or Canberry, claimed to mean "meeting place" in Ngunnawal, one of the Indigenous languages spoken in the district by Aboriginal Australians before European settlers arrived, although there is no clear evidence to support this. An alternative definition has been claimed by numerous local commentators over the years, including the Ngunnawal elder Don Bell, whereby Canberra or Nganbra means "woman's breasts" and is the indigenous name for the two mountains, Black Mountain and Mount Ainslie, which lie opposite each other. In the 1860s, the name was reported by Queanbeyan newspaper owner John Gale to be an interpretation of the name nganbra or nganbira, meaning "hollow between a woman's breasts", referring to the Sullivans Creek floodplain between Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain. An 1830s map of the region by Major Mitchell indeed does mark the Sullivan's Creek floodplain between these two mountains as "Nganbra". "Nganbra" or "Nganbira" could have been anglicised to the name "Canberry", as the locality soon become known to European settlers.
R. H. Cambage in his 1919 book Notes on the Native Flora of New South Wales, Part X, the Federal Capital Territory noted that Joshua John Moore, the first settler in the region, named the area Canberry in 1823 stating that "there seems no doubt that the original was a native name, but its meaning is unknown."' Survey plans of the district dated 1837 refer to the area as the Canberry Plain. In 1920, some of the older residents of the district claimed that the name was derived from the Australian Cranberry which grew abundantly in the area, noting that the local name for the plant was canberry. Although popularly pronounced or, the original pronunciation at its official naming in 1913 was. Before white settlement, the area in which Canberra would be constructed was seasonally inhabited by Indigenous Australians. Anthropologist Norman Tindale suggested the principal group occupying the region were the Ngunnawal people, while the Ngarigo lived to the south of the ACT, the Wandandian to the east, the Walgulu to the south, Gandangara people to the north and Wiradjuri to the north-west.
Archaeological evidence of settlement in the region includes inhabited rock shelters, rock paintings and engravings, burial places and quarry sites as well as stone tools and arrangements. Artefacts suggests early human activity occurred at some po
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport. The story that the young Bradman practised alone with a cricket stump and a golf ball is part of Australian folklore. Bradman's meteoric rise from bush cricket to the Australian Test team took just over two years. Before his 22nd birthday, he had set many records for top scoring, some of which still stand, became Australia's sporting idol at the height of the Great Depression. During a 20-year playing career, Bradman scored at a level that made him, in the words of former Australia captain Bill Woodfull, "worth three batsmen to Australia". A controversial set of tactics, known as Bodyline, was devised by the England team to curb his scoring; as a captain and administrator, Bradman was committed to attacking, entertaining cricket.
He hated the constant adulation, it affected how he dealt with others. The focus of attention on his individual performances strained relationships with some teammates and journalists, who thought him aloof and wary. Following an enforced hiatus due to the Second World War, he made a dramatic comeback, captaining an Australian team known as "The Invincibles" on a record-breaking unbeaten tour of England. A complex driven man, not given to close personal relationships, Bradman retained a pre-eminent position in the game by acting as an administrator and writer for three decades following his retirement. After he became reclusive in his declining years, his opinion was sought, his status as a national icon was still recognised. 50 years after his retirement as a Test player, in 1997, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia called him the "greatest living Australian". Bradman's image has appeared on postage stamps and coins, a museum dedicated to his life was opened while he was still living. On the centenary of his birth, 27 August 2008, the Royal Australian Mint issued a $5 commemorative gold coin with Bradman's image.
In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Donald George Bradman was the youngest son of George and Emily Bradman, was born on 27 August 1908 at Cootamundra, New South Wales, he had a brother and three sisters—Islet and Elizabeth May. Bradman was of English heritage on both sides of his family, his grandfather Charles Andrew Bradman left England for Australia. When Bradman played at Cambridge in 1930 as a 21 year old on his first tour of England, he took the opportunity to trace his forebears in the region. One of his great-grandfathers was one of the first Italians to migrate to Australia in 1826. Bradman's parents lived near Stockinbingal, his mother Emily gave birth to him at the Cootamundra home of a midwife. That house is now the Bradman Birthplace Museum. Emily had hailed from Mittagong in the NSW Southern Highlands, in 1911, when Don Bradman was about two-and-a-half years old, his parents decided to relocate to Bowral, close to Mittagong, to be closer to Emily's family and friends, as life at Yeo Yeo was proving difficult.
Bradman practised batting incessantly during his youth. He invented his own solo cricket game, using a cricket stump for a bat, a golf ball. A water tank, mounted on a curved brick stand, stood on a paved area behind the family home; when hit into the curved brick facing of the stand, the ball rebounded at high speed and varying angles—and Bradman would attempt to hit it again. This form of practice developed his timing and reactions to a high degree. In more formal cricket, he hit his first century at the age of 12, with an undefeated 115 playing for Bowral Public School against Mittagong High School. During the 1920–21 season, Bradman acted as scorer for the local Bowral team, captained by his uncle George Whatman. In October 1920, he 29 * on debut. During the season, Bradman's father took him to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch the fifth Ashes Test match. On that day, Bradman formed an ambition. "I shall never be satisfied", he told his father, "until I play on this ground". Bradman left school in 1922 and went to work for a local real estate agent who encouraged his sporting pursuits by giving him time off when necessary.
He gave up cricket in favour of tennis for two years, but resumed playing cricket in 1925–26. Bradman became a regular selection for the Bowral team. Competing on matting-over-concrete pitches, Bowral played other rural towns in the Berrima District competition. Against Wingello, a team that included the future Test bowler Bill O'Reilly, Bradman made 234. In the competition final against Moss Vale, which extended over five consecutive Saturdays, Bradman scored 320 not out. During the following Australian winter, an ageing Australian team lost The Ashes in England, a number of Test players retired; the New South Wales Cricket Association began a hunt for new talent. Mindful of Bradman's big scores for Bowral, the association wrote to him, requesting his attendance at a practice session in Sydney, he was subsequently chosen for the "Country Week" tournaments at both cricket and tennis, to be played during separate weeks. His boss presented him with an ultimatum: he could have only one week away from work, therefore had to choose between the two sports.
He chose cricket. Bradman's performances during Country Week resulted in an invitation to play grade crick