Australia's Game by Matthew Nicholson

Australia's Game by Matthew Nicholson

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Australia’s Game is the definitive history of Australian football, tracing the evolution of the game from its earliest, rudimentary forms – in the period preceding the first recorded game, in 1858 – to the totally professional game of the modern era. The authors, all passionate about the history of Australian football, have provided readers with the fine detail of every important evolutionary point in the game’s development, in every state and territory. Australia’s Game also explores historical AFL issues including a deeper discussion on Australian women in the AFL as both supporters and players, as well as new evidence on the theory that the game was developed as an offshoot of an Aboriginal game.

The book traces the pathway to the national game, including forensic detail on how the Victorian Football League, on its knees in the eighties, with several clubs on the verge of bankruptcy, made the bold step to creating the monolithic national League.

Product Features:

  • The history of Australian football is covered in fine detail, tracing games played in the 1820s, through to the modern era.
  • Greg DeMoore, an expert on the early years of the game, provides powerful evidence to refute suggestions that Australian football evolved from forms of games played in Indigenous communities.
  • The development of the national competition is shown to have happened through need, rather than strategic planning, as several clubs in the Victorian Football League were on the verge of bankruptcy.
  • The authors’ focus has been national, tracking the highs and lows of the game’s development in all states of Australia and, briefly, in New Zealand.
Article Number:
92002
Author:
Matthew Nicholson
Brand Name:
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN:
9781743796573
Number of Pages:
700
Product Contains:
Hardback
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
23.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.7 kg
Product Width:
15.0 cm
Published:
29.09.2021
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books
Product details
Australia’s Game is the definitive history of Australian football, tracing the evolution of the game from its earliest, rudimentary forms – in the period preceding the first recorded game, in 1858 – to the totally professional game of the modern era. The authors, all passionate about the history of Australian football, have provided readers with the fine detail of every important evolutionary point in the game’s development, in every state and territory. Australia’s Game also explores historical AFL issues including a deeper discussion on Australian women in the AFL as both supporters and players, as well as new evidence on the theory that the game was developed as an offshoot of an Aboriginal game.

The book traces the pathway to the national game, including forensic detail on how the Victorian Football League, on its knees in the eighties, with several clubs on the verge of bankruptcy, made the bold step to creating the monolithic national League.

Product Features:

  • The history of Australian football is covered in fine detail, tracing games played in the 1820s, through to the modern era.
  • Greg DeMoore, an expert on the early years of the game, provides powerful evidence to refute suggestions that Australian football evolved from forms of games played in Indigenous communities.
  • The development of the national competition is shown to have happened through need, rather than strategic planning, as several clubs in the Victorian Football League were on the verge of bankruptcy.
  • The authors’ focus has been national, tracking the highs and lows of the game’s development in all states of Australia and, briefly, in New Zealand.
Specification
Article Number:
92002
Author:
Matthew Nicholson
Brand Name:
Hardie Grant Books
ISBN:
9781743796573
Number of Pages:
700
Product Contains:
Hardback
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
23.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.7 kg
Product Width:
15.0 cm
Published:
29.09.2021
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books