Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay

Shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Prize of the British Society for Sports History

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.

Publisher:   Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edition:   2nd Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781527539723

Pages:   316

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Shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Prize of the British Society for Sports History

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.

Publisher:   Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edition:   2nd Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781527539723

Pages:   316

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Weight .450 kg
Dimensions 23 × 17 × 2.5 cm

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