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‘Our ‘arbour, our bridge and our Bradman’

‘Our ‘arbour, our bridge and our Bradman’

  The adulation of Don Bradman by the Australian public is well portrayed here in Brian Clinton's 'Final Farewell', a recreation of Don Bradman's Testimonial Match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in December, 1948.
 
The adulation of Don Bradman by the Australian public is well portrayed here in Brian Clinton's 'Final Farewell', a re-creation of Don Bradman's Testimonial Match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in December, 1948.
Don Bradman was often celebrated in literature, song and verse. The following anonymous poem was published on 14 February, 1933 and is typical of the widespread adulation about him.

Our Harbour which art in Heaven
Sydney is thy name
The Bridge be done
If not in 1932 then in 1933
Give us this day a crown –
For Bradman’s head
And forgive us our swelled heads
And forgive those blighters in Melbourne
Who trespass against us
Lead us out of financial depression
And deliver us from all rotten Government
For ours is the Harbour, the Bridge and Bradman
For ever and ever
Amen

 



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