Jumper - Mayne Locomotive Cricket Club

Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Object detail

Description
A black with yellow trim jumper with a zipper on the front.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
CH classification RECREATIONS Sports Cricket
Production place
Measurements
L789 x W741 x H54mm
Media/Materials description
Wool
Metal
Signature/Marks
M.L.C.C \ TREASURER \ 1964 - 65
History and use
This jumper was worn by a member of the Mayne Locomotive Cricket Club (MLCC). The club was founded in the 1930s and played games against other Brisbane work place teams in midweek competitions. Other local teams in this era included, Queensland Turf Club, Electric Telegraph Office, Courier (from the Brisbane Courier newspaper), Bread Carters’, Reel Cabs, Ryan Brothers, Firemen and Blue & White Cabs.

In 1935, the MLCC, known as ‘Mayne Locos’ played in the Queensland Cricket Association, Warehouse Division of the midweek competition. Warehouse Cricket matches between Brisbane workplace teams have been ongoing since the 1920s.

The man who owned this jacket was Gilbert Henry Johnstone, a locomotive driver, and later an inspector based at the Mayne Locomotive Depot in Brisbane. Johnstone has involved in MLCC and was involved with cricket and rugby league with the Queensland Railway Institute. He was also elected to the Queensland Railway Institute Council for three terms; 1957-1959, 1966-1969 and 1969-1972.
Registration number
R6924

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