Indigenous sporting heroes

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  • • First Australian first-class cricketer: Jack Marsh

    • First Australian first-class cricketer: Jack Marsh
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    Heroes

  • • First AFL/VFL premiership player: Joe Johnson

  • • First Test cricketer: Faith Thomas (nee Coulthard) (1958). She is to date the only Aboriginal female cricketer to win national honours

  • • First Test rugby league player: Lionel Morgan

  • • First Commonwealth Gold Medallist: Jeff 'Mitta' Dynevor (bantamweight boxer).

  • • First boxing champion: Lionel Rose

  • • First tennis Grand Slam tournament winner (French Open): Evonne Goolagong Cawley

  • • First Norm Smith Medallist (Best on ground AFL grand final): Maurice Rioli

    •	First Norm Smith Medallist (Best on ground AFL grand final): Maurice Rioli
  • • First Olympics Gold Medallist: Nova Peris Kneebone

  • • First Australian sprinter to break the 10-second 100-metre sprint barrier: Patrick Johnson (2003, 9.93 sec).

    •	First Australian sprinter to break the 10-second 100-metre sprint barrier: Patrick Johnson (2003, 9.93 sec).
  • • First AFL/VFL footballer to play 300 games: Gavin Wanganeen

    •	First AFL/VFL footballer to play 300 games: Gavin Wanganeen
    Wanganeen show Essendon premiership player 1993
    Port Adelaide premiership player 2004
    All-Australian team 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003
    Brownlow Medal 1993
    Michael Tuck Medal 1993
    Port Adelaide captain 1997–2000
    John Cahill Medal 2003
  • • First Australian to be selected in the NBA: Nathan Jawai

    •	First Australian to be selected in the NBA: Nathan Jawai
    Nathan Jawai showAustralian. Listed height, 6 ft 10. Listed weight, 275 lbs. Career information ... Nathan Jawai (born October 10, 1986, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) ... Jawai was selected in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft ... On February 18, 2009, Jawai hit his first two NBA points in Cleveland against the
  • • First AFL 100 goal kicker: Lance Franklin

    •	First AFL 100 goal kicker: Lance Franklin