In the Southern Highlands
, Bowral’s central cricket oval and adjoining museum stand as a shrine to the man every expert in the world agrees was the greatest cricketer to pull on a pair of batting gloves, Donald George Bradman.
Although The Don was born at Cootamundra in 1908, his batting genius flowered in Bowral and as a teenager he racked up a succession of high scores on the oval that now bears his name.
He went on, of course, to a glittering career that produced 6996 runs at an extraordinary average of 99.94 in just 52 test matches. The displays, photographs and memorabilia in Bowral’s Bradman Museum faithfully record the man and his times.
With a bit of planning you can be in Bowral to celebrate the Southern Highland town’s second great passion, the Tulip Time Festival, which is held annually in September.
As the commercial and retail centre of the Southern Highlands, Bowral supports a population of more than 7000 - swollen in recent years by refugees from the city who commute to their Sydney offices.
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