New book: Australia's Game - The History of Australian Football

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Geoff Dickson

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Sep 25, 2004
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A new book on the history of Australian football has just been released.


'Australia's Game' is based on almost 25 years of research and the collective effort of four historians (and fans) of the game of Australian football. The book is 800 pages with almost 100 photos, many previously unpublished.
 

NoobPie

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Sep 21, 2016
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A new book on the history of Australian football has just been released.


'Australia's Game' is based on almost 25 years of research and the collective effort of four historians (and fans) of the game of Australian football. The book is 800 pages with almost 100 photos, many previously unpublished.
Awesome! I shall be purchasing
 

Professor Knowall

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Sep 24, 2006
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A new book on the history of Australian football has just been released.


'Australia's Game' is based on almost 25 years of research and the collective effort of four historians (and fans) of the game of Australian football. The book is 800 pages with almost 100 photos, many previously unpublished.
Publishers blurb in the link -
"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.

Australia’s Game—the History of Australian Football describes, in forensic detail, the characters that led the way, how crises were faced and overcome, the great players and coaches who have influenced the ways the game has been played, the supporters who have stayed true to their club and have passed on their passion through generations, and most recently how the game has added another dimension with a flourishing national competition for women."
 

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