Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century

They Did Not Come From Nowhere

Book - 2019
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Covers 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 their missions and stations aroung the peripheries of Victoria, South Australian 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.
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne :, Cambridge Scholars Publishing,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781527526488
Characteristics: x, 306 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm.


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