The Mullagh Medal
Scott Boland was awarded the Mullagh Medal, for his outstanding performance in the 2021 Boxing Day Test Match. The medal was initiated in 2019 and is a belt buckle with a photo of the 1868 indigenous team which toured England, and is named for Johnny Mullagh their outstanding player. Scott Boland has indigenous ancestry, and Belinda Duarte, a director of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, who presented the medal to him, is a descendant of another of the 1868 team, Yanggendyinanyuk (various spellings are given) known as “Dick-a-Dick”.
Read more about the Indigenous Team of 1868, and particularlytheir time in Lancashire, in our History Books, originally posted in May 2018 to mark the 150th anniversary of the tour here