Australia during 1901-1912 was known for the ashes

Australia during 1901-1912 was known for the ashes (cricket) and also the Melbourne Cup, these two events where iconic during that time period for many reasons including the Melbourne Cup “the race that stops a nation” because of the massive interest it generates. When “The Cup” is being run, offices all around the country suspend operations as staff cluster around television sets, large crowds assemble in clubs and hotels and the streets are strangely quiet as people watch for the magic four minutes of the race.

Cricket was what Australia was known for when they first beat England in 1891 yea

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