Second Hand Book
Edited by Wray Vamplew, Katharine Moore, John O’Hara, Richard Cashman and Ian Jobling
Produced by the Australian Society for Sports History, this is the first authoritative and encyclopaedic reference work on all sports played in Australia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and character of the innumerable codes that constitute the Australian sporting character. All sports are covered – not just the major ones like cricket, Australian Rules, lawn tennis, and horse-racing. The Companion offers succinct and informative entries on famous sportsmen and women, and on major institutions, competitions and venues. The Companion also offers thematic essays on crucial aspects of the history, culture and professionalization of sport in Australia.
ISBN: 0 19 553568 5
Hardback, 575pp, 1992
Publisher: The Australian Society for Sports History
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