Great Australian Sporting Moments
The story of Australian sport is filled with hundreds and hundreds of unforgettable moments. They might be moments of history, as long-held records are broken or previously unimaginable heights reached. They could be moments of high drama, with headline-making controversies, heartbreaking failures and nail-biting victories. Or they could be moments that are simply magic - the triumphs and individual performances where you're just happy to say, 'I was there when...' Sports fans talk about these moments, remember them, relive them. And we all have our favourites. From Olympics, tennis and cricket, to footy in all its forms, horse racing and many, many more. This book captures, both in words and stunning photographs, some of the biggest and most memorable moments in the history of Australian sport. They are moments that happened on the biggest stages of all, often featuring some of our greatest sporting legends. And they captivated sports fans throughout the country. "Great Australian Sporting Moments" gives us all the chance to relive the very best that Australian sport has offered - and to remind ourselves once again that we have good reasons to be a nation of sports-lovers.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 224 x 272 x 26mm | 1,542.21g
- 01 Apr 2010
- Melbourne University Press
- The Miegunyah Press
- Carlton, Australia
"Lifted by poignant photography, this glossy hardcover is a suitable armchair companion for sporting tragics." --"Herald Sun" "An interesting, if not compelling, look at some great moments of Australian sport . . . the photography is excellent and the variety of sports appealing." --"Daily Telegraph" "Whether individual or team performances, Olympic level, tennis, cricket, all forms of footy, horse racing and more, this book relives the very best of Australian sport. In a word: Gold." "--Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin"
About Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts is a journalist, author, and sports historian. He is the author and editor of a dozen books, including "50 Years of Australian Television" and "The Barrackers Are Shouting: Stories of Collingwood from the Grandstand."