The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

Hardback

Edited by Richard Cashman, Edited by Etc., By (author) Richard Cashman, By (author) David Headon, By (author) Graeme Kinross-Smith

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Hardback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 215mm 450g
  • Publication date: 25 October 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195534689
  • ISBN 13: 9780195534689
  • Illustrations note: bibliography

Product description

This reference work contains 265 anecdotes relating to all major sports played in Australia. It offers a kaleidoscopic history of Australian sport, capturing its essential humour, poignancy and heroism. While many anecdotes celebrate sport, others record its less positive aspects: drug-taking, debilitating injury, notorious failure and crass officialdom. It also features entries on all the legendary characters of Australian sport.

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