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    Bradman's Bats
Bradman's Bats
Worksheet

Here is the Bradman Bats collection National Treasure.

FOCUS QUESTION

What do these objects help me understand about Australian history and heritage?

IDENTIFYING THE OBJECTS

1. Describe the objects. (Comment on such aspects as size, use, age, condition.)

FORMING HYPOTHESES

2. The objects are important because they are associated with the achievements of the greatest cricketer of all time, Sir Donald Bradman.

What do you think the objects help us to understand about:

  • our national identity
  • the importance of sport in our identity
  • the significance of having a ‘world's best' for Australian self-image?

FINDING OUT MORE

3. Imagine you had to write a short paragraph describing the objects and their significance to an overseas visitor. List at least three elements that you would need to find out about in order to create that description.

You will get extra information about these objects from the video clip, and the Warren Brown cartoon of it.

COMING TO CONCLUSIONS

4. Now write that short paragraph for your overseas visitor.

ADDING TO NATIONAL TREASURES

5. Imagine that you could add any one object relating to Australia 's cricket history to a ‘National Treasures' list. What would that object be?

Explain and justify your choice.

You might like now to see the video clip on Bradman's Bats, or explore the Warren Brown cartoon of Bradman's Bats featured in the video clip.
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