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1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team

1937
Overview

A signed photograph of the 1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team. The sepia-coloured photograph is mounted on brown cardboard and is encircled by the signatures of the team, their manager and patron.
Back Row: George Dickinson, Frank Crookes, George Day, Ron Halcombe (Manager), Jack McNamara, George Evans, C. P. Smith (Patron and Line Coach).
Centre Row: Ron Black, Llew Jones, Glen Dunstan, D. (Micky) Carr (Captain), Don Gilmour, Bill Lynch.
Front Row: Wally Nightingale, A. (Tich) Downing

Historical information

Photograph of the 1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team.
In the 1930s baseball was in its infancy in Western Australia and was rapidly gaining popularity as a sport. This photograph is of significance as it depicts the first Western Australian baseball team to compete in the Australian Claxton Shield competition. It shows the style of uniform that was worn at that time and is a rare example because it includes the players’ signatures.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-100-2020.7
Width
30 cm
Height or length
25 cm
Inscriptions and markings

Players' signatures surround the photograph.

Contextual Information

This is the inaugural Western Australian Team to compete in the Australian Claxton Shield baseball competition. The photograph was donated by the family of Glen Dunstan who was in the 1937 team and therefore has a special place in the collection.

Keywords
Claxton Shield 1937
Baseball
Western Australian State Baseball Team
Western Australian State Baseball Uniform
Year
1937
Primary significance criteria
Artistic or aesthetic significance
Historic significance
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Well provenanced
Baseball WA

Baseball WA

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Photograph of the 1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Baseball Team