Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter’s Singhalese Bell

Historical note: 

This bell was presented to Cotter after he competed in a one-day match against Ceylon on 30 October 1909. On their journey back to Australia after the 1909 Tour of England, the Australian tour party played two separate one-day matches in Colombo, Ceylon.

Materials: 
Plated metal, mounted on wood
Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Personal story
Sport
Cricket
Conflict: 
Pre-First World War
Location: 
Ceylon (current day Sri Lanka)
Story: 
Albert 'Tibby' Cotter
Production Date: 
Circa 1909

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