Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in Australia and is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is here that the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956 were held, it is here that the Boxing Day Test Match commences each year, and during winter is the home of Australian Rules Football - colloquially referred to as Aussie Rules - and where, on the last Saturday in September, the Grand Final is held.
It is where legends are made and history is created.
And it is where Sir Donald Bradman, aka "The Don", scored his maiden Test hundred(112) against England on January 3rd, 1929.
Dennis Lillee became the 10th sporting legend to be honoured with a statue outside the ground. In an era when men sported long hair and bristling moustaches, Lillee was no exception - his flowing mane of hair, a ferocious scowl on his face, his fast delivery of the ball had his opponents quaking in their shoes. His statue was sculpted by Louis Laumen.
This statue, also created by Louis Laumen, is to mark the centenery of Federation 2001.
It depicts the first recorded game of Australian Football held on 7th August 1858.
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