The team photographed in December of 1866.
The first Australian sporting team to ever tour internationally was a cricket team from the colony of Victoria.
Tom Wills in 1857
The team was made up of Aboriginal
stockmen (people who work with livestock on Australian farms), and overseen by Tom Wills from the British colony of New South Wales.
The team toured England between May and October in 1868. This newspaper article is from the 16th of May edition of
The Sporting Life.
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The funeral procession of US President Abraham Lincoln arrives in Albany, New York on the
25th of April, 1865.
Lincoln had been assassinated ten days earlier, and his body was taken by train to a number of locations in the United States to lay in state.
The train actually arrived in Albany at 10:55pm, and left the next day, following a public viewing. His final resting place was Springfield, Illinois.
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Irish Jig, from National Dances (1889). X X
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Snow at the residence of Deacon Z.K. Graves in New Hampshire, USA on the 13th of March, during the
Great Blizzard of 1888. The blizzard was one of the most severe weather events in the history of America.
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The romantic ballet
La Sylphide premiered in Paris on the 12th of March, 1832. The ballet was created by Italian choreographer Filippo Taglioni as a showcase for his ballerina daughter Marie, the dancer generally credited with being the first to ever dance . en pointe
As the original production was lost, French choreographer
Pierre Lacotte used old records and images to recreate a new production for the Paris Opera in the 1970s.
This promotional photograph by Francette Levieux is from the revival. It features Michaël Denard as James and Ghislaine Thesmar in the title role. Thesmar is the wife of Lacotte.
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8th March 1891: A derailment on England’s Great Western Railway. The locomotive is photographed after being caught in a blizzard in Cornwall, near Camborne.
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the menu from the High Sheriff’s Dinner at the Royal Station Hotel in York, England. The dinner took place 160 years ago, on the 8th of March, 1858.
From the collection of the National Railway Museum.
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