“SUNNY JIM” CELEBRATIONS BOWL US OVER!
Tribute to the “Best Batsman in the World”
Almost a year to the day we finally held our long-awaited tribute to this popular Uralla citizen, a cricketing legend who all too soon had his career tragically cut short.
Last year McCrossin’s Mill was all set to hold this celebration for “Sunny Jim” just a week after our very successful Exhibition Opening and Celebration Dinner for International Women’s Day 2020, when Covid-19 struck.
Plans had to be put in reverse, bookings cancelled, money returned, and disappointingly we had to close our doors for the next few months.
Our Guest Speaker, Malcolm Knox, graciously agreed to postpone his flights and hotel bookings and reinstate them whenever we were able to reschedule this event, thankfully guaranteeing he would keep his promise to speak on this occasion.
Eventually, we were in a position to set another date, hoping all would go ahead as planned this time.
Fortuitously, during the early part of this year and just before we settled on the date, more artefacts belonging to Sunny Jim Mackay were offered to the Museum to be added to this exhibition.
The donor is Hugh Donaldson, great-nephew of Sunny Jim, and his donations are significant.