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Sport in Australia : a social history / edited by Wray Vamplew and Brian Stoddart ; [associate editor, Ian Jobling].
Call No: A3/65/22
Author: Vamplew, W. ; Vamplew, Wray. ; Stoddart, Brian. ; Jobling, Ian F. ;
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Subject: Popular culture - Australia. ; Track and field - Australia - History. ; Horse racing - Australia - History. ; Netball - Australia - History. ; Rowing - Australia - History. ; Cricket - Australia - History. ; Popular culture. ; Social conditions. ; Sports - Social aspects. ; Geschichte. ; Aufsatzsammlung. ; Volkskultur. ; Sport. ; Sports - Sociological aspects - Australia - History. ; Rugby football - Australia - History. ; Sports - Australia - History. ; Social history. ; Sports - Social aspects - Australia. ; Australia - Social conditions. ; Australien. ; Australia. ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Australia - sport ; Australia ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: xiv, 346 pages : ill ; 26 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Public Note: Donated by TAFENSW St George Library
Summary: 1. Australians and sport -- 2. Australian football -- 3. Boxing -- 4. Cricket -- 5. Golf -- 6. Horse-racing and trotting -- 7. Lawn bowls -- 8. Lawn tennis -- 9. Netball -- 10. Rowing and sculling -- 11. Rugby -- 12. Soccer -- 13. Swimming, surfing and surf-lifesaving -- 14. Track and field -- 15. Reflections past and present.

This book is an exciting survey of Australia's sporting life since white settlement. It deals comprehensively with the history of a range of individual sports in Australia, including cricket, horse racing, netball, rowing, tennis, lawn bowls, swiming and surfing and the various football codes. Both authors University of Canberra.

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