Cricket @ Thornthwaite c. 1855

Cricket @ Thornthwaite c. 1855

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Joseph Docker was an enthusiastic early photographer. This was the very newest technology available at the time. The cricket match he captured was in progress at his homestead paddock at ‘Thornthwaite’ just to the west of the emerging Scone town. It may have been staged for the camera as a ‘still’; but no matter. It’s widely reputed to one of if not the first photograph of a cricket contest anywhere in the world? It is celebrated each year with a ‘period’ costume match each year in the same location.