Saturday 25 February 2012 marks the 11 year anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman’s death in 2001.
The Bradman Foundation honours his life, his legacy and significant contribution to the game as a player, administrator and an outstanding Australian.
“Through the Bradman Foundation’s charter and mission to honour and strengthen the game, we respect his values of courage, honour, humility, integrity and determination,” said Rina Hore, Executive Director of The Bradman Foundation. “Maintaining and promoting these values drive the Foundation’s programs, exhibits and events.” added Ms. Hore.
The late English player Denis Compton once described Bradman as “a batsman appearing not just once in a lifetime, but once in the life of a game.”
Respected Journalist Gideon Haigh recently wrote” Bradman was cricket’s first modern hero, a man who transcended his game, embodied the modern Australian journey, and became a symbol of mastery over fate.”
The cornerstone of the Foundation’s work in protecting the legacy of Sir Donald is the Bradman Gallery, set within The International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral, at the heart of the Southern Highlands of NSW. This gallery was revamped and relocated in November 2011 and covers Bradman’s life, career and achievements from his birth right through to his passing. The ashes of both Sir Donald and Lady Bradman are scattered within the gardens at the museum and around Bradman Oval.
Set adjacent to historic Bradman Oval, the very same cricket ground where the late Sir Donald Bradman honed the skills that made him the greatest cricketer in the history of the noble game, the museum is open from 10 to 5pm daily except Good Friday and Christmas Day.