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Dominions Apart: Scandal and Sporting Mismatch in Australian-South African Association Football Encounters, 1947-1955

Bolsmann, Chris; Guoth, Nick


South Africa, Australia and New Zealand participated in numerous sporting contests prior to World War Two. These encounters were primarily on cricket pitches and rugby fields. After nearly four decades of negotiations the first Association football matches were played between the three countries in 1947. The first tour of South Africa to Australia and New Zealand was plagued by scandals on and off the pitch, but despite this Australia returned the favour and toured South Africa three years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of the History of Sport
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.660526


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