Photographer's Note

One from the archives, and a memory of the time we lived in Oz.

Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in the Wingecarribee Shire. It has a population of around 11,500.
In a past era, Bowral served as a rural retreat for the elite gentry of Sydney, resulting in the establishment of many historic estates and manor houses in the district. Today, Bowral is universally associated with the cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, who is commemorated by the International Cricket Hall of Fame (formerly the Bradman Museum) International Cricket Hall of Fame and other monuments at the Bradman Oval.

So while I'm a big cricket fan, which is why we went to Bowral in the first place, this photograph is nothing to do with cricket, the Don, or even particularly Bowral. Instead, it's part of an old road roller, painted up and used as a climbing frame in a kids' playground. After all, our two were only 8 and 4 when this was taken, and after having dragged them round a cricket museum, they needed some entertainment.

But the visit might have worked. My son is now more fanatical about cricket than me!

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