“In the twilight of a long and happy life I still think cricket is the finest character builder of all our sports. And in the years ahead I trust that the Museum in its lovely setting will be the catalyst to encourage and inspire the young people of Australia to serve their nation with courage, honour and humility.”
Sir Donald Bradman AC, 1996
As the morning sun caressed the lush green pitch of Bradman Oval, it created an atmosphere of quiet grandeur and timelessness. Here in Bowral, cricket’s ultimate place of pilgrimage, all-time great and legend Sir Donald George Bradman (1908-2001) spent most of his cricketing years! This is the ground where Sir Don scored his first century in Grade Cricket.
Just 115 km south-west of Sydney, Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and the main business precinct of Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands.