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Ross and John listener delivers message stick to London High Commission

A piece of Australian cricketing history has been delivered to the High Commission in London thanks to a Ross and John listener.

Caller Ian dialled the Radio Solutions segment last week seeking someone travelling to London.

He wanted someone to take a message stick and letter about the Aboriginal XI’s historic first tour of England in 1868 in time for the Aboriginal XI’s 150th anniversary tour of England.

Ross and John put the call out and were inundated the offers.

In the end it was listener Markus, who lives in Mount Egerton outside of Ballarat, took receipt of the message stick ahead of his flight to London.

Above: Ross and Joh listener Markus (left) receiving the Message Stick and letter from Radio Solutions caller Ian (centre) and Aboriginal elder Richard Kennedy (right).

This morning, Elder Richard Kennedy, who created the message stick, told Ross and John it had been safely delivered.

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“Let’s come together and talk on the land,” the message stick read.

Above: Listener Markus handing the message stick over in the London Underground.