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Gascoigne, Stephen Harold (Yabba) (1878–1942)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Stephen Gascoigne, by Cathy Weiszmann, 2008

Stephen Gascoigne, by Cathy Weiszmann, 2008

the sculpture is located in The Hill area of the Victor Trumper stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground

"Yabba," a famous cricket barracker at the Sydney Cricket Ground, died yesterday at the age of 64 years.

From 'the hill' at the Cricket Ground, "Yabba," who had an excellent knowledge of the game, frequently brightened the proceedings by his sallies and shrewd comments on the play.

His stentorian remarks were never hurtful, and even his victims smiled at his witticisms. "Yabba" was christened Stephen Harold Gascoigne.

He was a Boer War veteran.

 

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'Gascoigne, Stephen Harold (Yabba) (1878–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gascoigne-stephen-harold-yabba-6286/text35073, accessed 10 August 2022.

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Stephen Gascoigne, by Cathy Weiszmann, 2008

Stephen Gascoigne, by Cathy Weiszmann, 2008

the sculpture is located in The Hill area of the Victor Trumper stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Life Summary [details]

Birth

19 March, 1878
Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

8 January, 1942 (aged 63)
Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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