Historical information

Arthur Henry Miers, pictured in the photograph played for cricket, football and baseball teams in Kew for a number of decades in the first half of the twentieth century. He was born on 22 November 1901, the son of Rodolph Theophilus Miers (1874-1951) and Margaret Frances (Margaretta) Fry (1875-1958). He had two brothers, Rodolph Cecil Miers (1904-80) and Charles Wilfred Miers (1906-88), and a sister Marjorie Elizabeth Miers (1911-84). Arthur Miers died in Kew on 25 January 1966, and after his body was cremated, his body was interred in the Mausoleum of Boroondara General (Kew) Cemetery.

Significance

Rare early photograph of a Kew cricket team

Physical description

A Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMMTB) cricket team and officials posed in front of a red brick grandstand, mounted on card

Inscriptions & markings

Donor note:
CRICKET - PHOTO 8" X 6" /
ARTHUR MIERS 2ND FROM RIGHT - BACK ROW / VINCENT KELLY - BENDIGO