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Darkness and a Little Light: 'Race' and Sport in Australia

Tatz, Colin; Adair, Daryl


Despite 'the wonderful and chaotic universe of clashing colors, temperaments and emotions, of brave deeds against odds seemingly insuperable', sport is mixed with 'mean and shameful acts of pure skullduggery', villainy, cowardice, depravity, rapaciousness and malice. Thus wrote celebrated American novelist Paul Gallico on the eve of the Second World War (Gallico 1938 [1988]:9-10). An acute enough observation about society in general, his farewell to sports writing also captures the 'clashing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies


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