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Great Australian sporting stories

Author: Ian Heads; Norman Tasker; Ian Chappell
Publisher: Great Australian sporting stories : 65 insider tales from on and off the field
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australia enjoys a rich sporting heritage. Our small population has yielded a disproportionate number of champions. These sports stars have become known worldwide as fierce combatants and honourable competitors, achieving soaring victories, but also heart-pounding near-wins and humbling defeats. Veteran Australian sports journalists Ian Heads and Norman Tasker have seen it all. In these 65 original stories, we hear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Heads; Norman Tasker; Ian Chappell
ISBN: 9781760787769 1760787760
OCLC Number: 1111941968
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The start of it all --
Media that mattered --
Gun and games of yesteryear --
Memories that never fade --
Glorious stuff-ups --
What happens on tour --
Magic moments --
A touch of the bizarre --
A bit of fun, here and there --
History in the making --
Marauding moguls --
Forgotten moments, sacred places --
The passing parade --
From the dressing room --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Ian Heads and Norman Tasker ; [foreword by Ian Chappell].

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Australia enjoys a rich sporting heritage. Our small population has yielded a disproportionate number of champions. These sports stars have become known worldwide as fierce combatants and honourable competitors, achieving soaring victories, but also heart-pounding near-wins and humbling defeats. Veteran Australian sports journalists Ian Heads and Norman Tasker have seen it all. In these 65 original stories, we hear of the explosive introduction of World Series Cricket in 1977, which turned a genteel endeavour into a high-octane contest, and a clash of the titans as Packer and Murdoch squared off over the Super League war. We see Rugby Union become a battleground for race and the Olympics an arena for sublime acts of courage and achievement. We get an insider’s perspective on every kind of sporting endeavour, from boxing to tennis, cricket to AFL, athletics to rugby league, and not just the action on the field, but the change room gossip and clubhouse politics as well.

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