#19 Jack Gunston 2018 Signed Indigenous Guernsey

Number of Bids 8
Reference Number 74915
Starting Date 29-May-2018 6:00 PM
Ending Date 08-Jun-2018 6:10 PM
Highest Bid $550.00
User ID archie06

Item Description

On Saturday 2nd June, we will wear our new indigenous guernsey as we take on Port Adelaide at UTAS Stadium as a part of Sir Doug Nicholls Round. His contribution to the code, community and culture is the great untold story of our game.

In the lead up to Indigenous Round, the club is proud to release the 4th iteration of its indigenous guernsey, painted by Jennifer “Lulu” Coombes and inspired by Cyril Rioli, Hawthorn’s new 2018 indigenous guernsey design features two prominent aspects of the Tiwi Island culture, Pukumani Poles and the Kulama ceremony.

Pukumani Poles, which are found on the front of the guernsey, are commonly used in ceremonies and are also placed around the graves of the deceased in order to protect the dead from evil spirits. The art on these Poles is unique, often telling a story about the departed individual.

On the back of the guernsey, the circular figures are a depiction of a Kulama Yam Ceremony. Such ceremonies occur at the beginning of the dry season, around the months of April and May. They run over three days and nights, with the rituals conducted by Tiwi men and women who participate in the ceremony. Songs are composed to tell of events, both positive and negative, that have occurred on the Islands in the past year.

Don’t miss this chance to purchase a piece of Hawthorn history with this extremely rare & unique collectable.

All guernseys are match worn*, unwashed, featuring a sublimated player number with authentic individual signature.

All match worn guernseys will come presented in a collectible tin* with an outer decal to mark the occasion and each accompanied by a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided by the AFL Players Association and fully licensed by the AFL .

Manufactured under license by our on-field partner adidas, the 2018 Indigenous Hawthorn Guernsey consists of :-

• Authentic player fabrication in durable double knit
• Classic v-neck collar construction
• New design for 2018
• Player Slim Fit
• Inner neckline features the words “Ngawa Puranji Yiloga”, which translates to “We love our footy”
• Made from ‘Climalite’ technology keeps you dry in every condition
• Sublimated major sponsors Tasmania and iinet featured on the front and back respectively
• 100% performance polyester
• Micro eyelets to draw heat away and promote cooling
• Fully sublimated design

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation – see more at https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

The image used is for illustration purposes only, it will not be 100% reflective of the final product.

Each club player issued guernsey now carries the full name of the player and his unique club debut number within the neckline adding to its authenticity.

Edition 1 of 1.

*Should a player not be selected, or for any other reason not take the field in Round 11, the Guernsey will be signed but not Match Worn and will not be presented in a collectible tin.

Successful bidders should expect to receive their auction item in early July 2018. Customers who request collection will be contacted by phone when their item is ready.

Please contact HawksNest for further information.