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The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe
Author: John Maynard

ISBN: 9781921248399
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1 July 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.0 x 1.0
Commended 2012 Walkley Award

FINALIST Deadly Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Literature category) 2012

A celebration of the extraordinary journey taken by Aboriginal sportsmen and women which forged the way ahead for the present crop of talented players. The largely untold history of Aboriginal involvement with the 'world game'. The multicultural environment of Australian soccer after World War II provided Aboriginal players with a haven from the prejudice and racism of wider Australian society. Interweaving personal narrative with links to the broader Indigenous world community.

About the Author

Historian, Professor John Maynard is a descendant of the Worimi people of Port Stephens, New South Wales. His main field of research interest is Australian Aboriginal history, focusing on Aboriginal politics, social, sporting, health, oral history and traditional/contemporary aboriginal history in the Newcastle region of New South Wales.

Maynard grew up in the world of racing and visited racecourses from an early age with his jockey father, Merv Maynard. Having this fa...

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