Aboriginal Rules: the black history of Australian football

Gorman, S, Judd, B, Reeves, K, Osmond, G, Klugman, M and McCarthy, G 2016, 'Aboriginal Rules: the black history of Australian football', International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 32, no. 16, pp. 1947-1962.


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Title Aboriginal Rules: the black history of Australian football
Author(s) Gorman, S
Judd, B
Reeves, K
Osmond, G
Klugman, M
McCarthy, G
Year 2016
Journal name International Journal of the History of Sport
Volume number 32
Issue number 16
Start page 1947
End page 1962
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper is interested in the significance of Australian football to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. In particular, this paper is interested in the cultural power of football and how it has foregrounded the struggle and highlighted the contribution that Indigenous people have made to the national football code of Australia. This paper also discusses key moments in Indigenous football history in Australia. It questions further that a greater understanding of this contribution needs to be more fully explored from a national perspective in order to appreciate Indigenous peoples' contribution to the sport not just in elite competitions but also at a community and grass roots level.
Subject Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Australian football
Indigenous football
football history
community
Indigenous history
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09523367.2015.1124861
Copyright notice © 2016 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 0952-3367
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