An original vintage gelatin silver photograph (180 x 240 mm) of the Victorian team which 'won the Sheffield Shield for the 1924-25 season, and as a reward, [was] taken on a twelve-match tour of New Zealand'
The photograph is laid down on the original captioned mount (365 x 455 mm) bearing the photographer's blind stamp (S.P. Andrews, Wellington); both image and mount are in fine condition. Each member of the complete squad has signed the mount in ink above his printed name: Mayne (Captain), Austen, Austin, Ebeling, Ellis, Hartkopf, Liddicut, Millar, Ransford, Wallace, Willis, Woodfull (and Bean, the Manager). Only Austen, Austin, Millar and Wallace did not play for Australia in one form or another. 'The Victorians found the standard of cricket in the country had improved. Seven games were drawn, while Wellington won their match by 19 runs ... Bill Woodfull scored four unbeaten centuries, including 212 against Canterbury. His 110 against the full New Zealand side in Wellington was the basis for Victoria's six-wicket win although Vernon Ransford's 6/38 was by far and away the best bowling return of his career' (Chris Harte: 'A History of Australian Cricket').