Australia's Game by Matthew Nicholson | Hardie Grant Publishing

Australia's Game The History of Australian Football

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Unlike every other sport that has captured the nation’s interest, Australian football is not a copy, a clone, or a hand-me-down of European culture. Rather, it is a game with special qualities, which arose from a distinctive series of events in the fledgling colony of Victoria, grew rapidly, and is now the most dominant sport in the country: a social, commercial, cultural and—for many—spiritual force.
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ISBN:

9781743796573

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

700

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$60.00

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

29 September 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Nicholson

Matthew Nicholson is the Vice President (Research and Development) of Monash University Malaysia. Most recently, he was Director of the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, where he led research teams in exploring the health and wellbeing of Australians, particularly via improvements in physical activity and sport participation. Matthew is a co-author of Australian Sport: Better by Design? (Routledge, 2004),

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Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart has been teaching and researching the field of sport management and sport policy for decades. He came to the sports studies field with a strong interest in the commercial and sociological development of Australian football, and since then has critically reviewed its progress. As well as co-authoring A National Game: The History of Australian Rules Football (Viking/Penguin, 2008) he edited The Games are Not the Same:

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Greg de Moore

Greg de Moore is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry based at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital. Born in Melbourne of parents who migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka, Greg has lived in Sydney for more than 30 years. He has written and co-written three previous books—the biography Tom Wills (Allen & Unwin, 2008 & 2011), A National Game: The History of Australian RulesFootball (Viking/Penguin, 2008) and

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Rob Hess

Rob Hess is an Adjunct Professor with Victoria University. His PhD was the first-ever doctoral study of the history of Australian football, and he has published widely on the development of the code, including award-winning co-authored books, A National Game: The History of AustralianRules Football (Viking/Penguin, 2008), and Play On!: The Hidden Historyof Women’s Australian Rules Football (Echo