Bradman's Bats

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Bradman's Bats
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Donald Bradman’s bats are a reminder of how this cricket legend played himself into the record books, earning the status of Australian icon.

'Poor old Sir Donald Bradman. In his very last game of cricket he was out for a duck. I thought that was a great moment for fun in a cartoon' - Warren Brown, cartoonist.

Warren Brown pulls on the gloves and picks up the willow at the State Library of South Australia for his choice among the treasured Bradman bats on display in the Adelaide collection.

Donald Bradman’s status as an Australian icon is without question. But can just one of the bats he used to enter the record books sum up his unparalleled cricketing career?

This is an episode from the first series of National Treasures, hosted by political cartoonist, columnist and history 'tragic’ Warren Brown. Brown draws on a fascinating mix of national treasures from public and private collections to give a snapshot of an historic moment and illustrate the uniqueness of the Australian experience.

Performer:
Warren Brown