Ashes urn ar­rives

Townsville Bulletin - - Just Briefly -

THE his­toric Ashes urn is in Melbourne for the first time.

The tiny bur­gundy flask which is be­lieved to have once been a per­fume dis­penser is the high­light ofThe Ashes Ex­hi­bi­tion which will be on dis­play at the Melbourne Mu­seum un­til Jan­uary 7.

Maryle­bone Cricket Club cu­ra­tor Adam Chad­wick donned foam white gloves be­fore un­veil­ing the urn, which lay on a small pil­low cov­ered in tis­sue pa­per. He says the 120g sport­ing icon is frag­ile, hav­ing once shat­tered af­ter be­ing dropped and has been re­stored with a re­in­forc­ing bolt.

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