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Shaun’s significant guernsey

Shaun donates the 67 Shaun Burgoyne is all about giving back and this week he donated the number 67 guernsey from the Round 10 clash with Sydney. Hawks fans will be able to see the guernsey in the museum and learn about it's historic importance for Indigenous culture.

When a player presents an item to the Hawks Museum, it is a welcome moment. When that item was Shaun Burgoyne’s Number 67 guernsey from the 2017 Indigenous Round win against Sydney, the moment was special indeed.

This year’s Indigenous Round celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum, which allowed the Constitution to be altered to recognise our Indigenous peoples in the Census and to ensure their inclusion in Federal Laws.

Shaun Burgoyne was a magnificent player in a significant game. He had the honour of being one of only seven players across the AFL to wear the significant Number 67 during the round. To top off the night, his silky 26-possession game helped drag the Hawks over the line for a rousing victory. Shaun visited the Hawks Museum recently to present this unique guernsey to the Club Collection.

Hawthorn’s 2017 Indigenous guernsey includes original artwork created by Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri artist Jirra Lulla-Harvey who also designed the Club’s first Indigenous guernsey in 2014. This year’s edition features personal motifs inspired by life experiences of players including Shaun Burgoyne and Cyril Rioli.

Shaun Burgoyne’s guernsey is now on display in the Hawks Museum.

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