The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

Paperback

Edited by Richard Cashman, Edited by David Headon, Edited by Graeme Kinross-Smith

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 215mm 340g
  • Publication date: 22 August 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195536983
  • ISBN 13: 9780195536980
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography

Product description

Australian sport has produced many classic stories of success and failure. Some have assumed legendary proportions, telling us, in their laconic way, something about human nature and the Australian character. This anthology contains 265 such anecdotes, covering the major sports played in the country, and featuring all of its legendary characters. Edited by three leading sports historians, it offers a kaleidoscopic history of Australian sport, capturing its essential humour, poignancy, and heroism. From Keith Miller's nonchalant feats on the cricket field to Dawn Fraser's nocturnal adventures in Tokyo, and Adam Lindsay Gordon's almost suicidal horsemanship, this book offers entertainment and many insights into what is quintessentially Australian.

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