Sport in Australia: A Social History

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2008-08-28
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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This is the first single-volume book to deal comprehensively with Australia's sporting life. It covers the history of a range of individual sports in Australia, including cricket, horse-racing, netball, rowing, tennis, lawn bowls, swimming, surfing, and the various football codes. The book demonstrates the central role of sports in Australian popular culture and shows the ways in which sports reflect changing Australian society.

Table of Contents

Australians and sport Wray Vamplew
Athletics John A. Daly
Australian football Bernard Whimpress
Boxing Wray Vamplew
Cricket Richard Cashman
Golf Brian Stoddart
Horse-racing and trotting John O'Hara
Lawn Bowls Louella McCarthy
Lawn Tennis Graeme Kinross-Smith
Netball Ian F. Jobling
Rowing and sculling Daryl Adair
Rugby Murray G. Phillips
Soccer Philip Mosely and Bill Murray
Swimming, surfing and surf-lifesaving Douglas Booth
Reflections past and present Brian Stoddart
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