The Sir Donald Bradman Oration is a black tie dinner event held in honour of Sir Donald Bradman’s achievements, featuring a contemporary discussion by a prominent person on the spirit of cricket and cricket’s role in the modern world. The first Oration was delivered by the then Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard AC, in August 2000 and subsequent Orations have been delivered by Michael Parkinson, Richie Benaud, Alan Jones, General Peter Cosgrove, Ricky Ponting, Greg Chappell and, last year in Adelaide, by Sir Tim Rice.
This year the Sir Donald Bradman Oration will be delivered by Rahul Dravid at the Australian War Memorial on the evening of Wednesday 14 December. Having a distinguished player such as Rahul Dravid speak from the background of coming from a nation as passionate about cricket as we are in Australia adds to the Bradman Oration’s fine tradition.
Date: Wednesday 14 December, 2011 | Venue: Australian War Memorial, ANZA Hall
Time: 6.15pm arrival for an optional out of hours self-guided tour of the AWM | 7pm for pre-dinner drinks and “Striking by Night” audio and visual show | 7.30pm for four course dinner and main event with the Bradman Oration delivered by Rahul Dravid . Other entertainment by the Stilettos performing songs by the “Andrews Sisters” . Hosted by Mark Nicholas Tickets are $250pp or $2500 for a table of ten. Click here to book a ticket.