Faith Thomas(Redirected from Faith Coulthard)
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22 February 1933 |
Nepabunna, South Australia
|Batting||Right hand bat|
|Bowling||Right arm fast|
|Only Test||21 February 1958 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|1956-1958||South Australia Women's cricket team|
Source: CricInfo, 5 March 2015
Thomas was born at the Nepabunna Aboriginal Mission in South Australia. Her mother, Ivy, was a traditional Adnyamathanha woman and her father German. Her mother took her to the Colebrook Home for Aboriginal Children in Quorn when she was a baby.
In 1958 she was selected for the Australian national team. She played her only international match against England.  She was the first Aboriginal woman to be selected to represent Australia in sport.
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