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The hum of the wheels the roar of the crowd : five cycling Shaw brothers from Woolloomooloo / Harry Irwin.
Call No: A6/SHA/9
Author: Irwin, Harry, author. ;
Publisher: North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty, Limited, Nov. 2018.
Subject: Shaw, William Nathaniel. ; Shaw, Samuel Robinson. ; Shaw, Henry Tait. ; Shaw, Frederick Ewart. ; Shaw, Thomas John. ; Shaw family. ; Cycling - Australia - History - 19th century. ; Bicycle racing - Australia - History - 19th century. ; Cyclists - New South Wales - Woolloomooloo Biography. ; Australia - family history ; Australia ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: x, 219 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Public Note: Donated by Harry Irwin
Summary: The bicycle craze gripped Australia in the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s. Bicycle clubs proliferated and bicycle racing caught the public's attention as young men sought fellowship, camaraderie, glory and even riches in amateur and professional competition. Harry Irwin explores the racing culture of the time in fascinating detai-the penny farthings and safety bicycles, tracks and champions, spectacles and carnivals; the prizes held out to racers, the risks, challenges, match racing and gambling; and the social life of the racers. Setting the scene are the stories of the five prominent and plucky Shaw brothers, born and bred in working-class Woolloomooloo, and how they enjoyed and endured the ups and downs of track and road racing in cities and country towns and over long distances in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

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