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Edgar Mayne's album

Edgar Mayne's album

A colour photograph of an autograph album and two maple leaves. The album is standing up with the cover presented to the camera. The cover is green with gold text on it. In the upper part of the album the word 'Album' is in green lettering in a gold horizontal rectangle. The remainder of the text says 'XIV Australian XI Autographs England, America, Canada Etc. and Australian Team America, Canada & Bermuda 1913' In the bottom left corner of the cover is the name 'Edgar R. Mayne'. The two maple leaves lie in front of the album. They have been arranged so that their stems point toward each other. The album and leaves have been photographed against a white studio background. They all cast soft shadows on the background.



Edgar (Ernie) Mayne created this autograph album while on tour with the Australian team in 1912 and 1913.

It contains the signatures of about 1000 people, including Mayne's fellow cricketers and people he met as he travelled across the globe.

When the National Museum of Australia acquired the album in 1986, these two maple leaves — perhaps collected in Canada — were found tucked between the pages.

Photo: George Serras.

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Edgar (Ernie) Mayne created this autograph album while on tour with the Australian team in 1912 and 1913. It contains the signatures of about 1000 people, including Mayne's fellow cricketers and people he met as he travelled across the globe. When the National Museum of Australia acquired the album in 1986, these two maple leaves — perhaps collected in Canada — were found tucked between the pages.



Mayne was a talented opening batsman who represented Australia on the 1912 tour to England, North America and Bermuda, playing in two Tests, and on the 1913 tour to Canada and the United States.

He toured with the Australian XI to England again in 1921 and to South Africa in 1921/22.

Batsman Edgar Mayne represented Australia from 1912 to 1922.

Photo: National Museum of Australia.


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