The development of The beautiful game exhibition

This post is part of a collection of posts on ‘The beautiful game’ display at the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, Penshurst.

Football has a rich and long history, both in Australia and across the globe. The following sources were used in developing content for this display.

Dettre, Andrew, The first 15 years of St. George-Budapest (1957-1972), Atlas printer, 1973.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-09-21/kids-play-kick-to-kick–1850s-style/676704

Fink, Jesse, 15 Days in June: How Australia Became a Football Nation, Hardie Grant Books, 2007.

Gorman, Joe, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, University of Queensland Press, 2017.

Hay, Roy and Bill Murray, A History of Football in Australia: A game of two halves, Hardie Grant Books, 2014.

Migration Heritage Centre / Powerhouse Museum, The World Cup Dream: Stories of Australia’s Mums and Dads, Online exhibition, 2006, http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/worldcup

Wishart, Alison, ‘Celebrating football in Australia’, Goree Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news for the National Museum of Australia, Volume 7, Issue 2, November 2010, p. 12.

To learn more about the history of Australian football from the 1880s to 2006, an interactive timeline can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20141217101940/http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/worldcup/timeline.shtml

More information about the game Marn Grook and its legacy in the development of modern football codes can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marn_Grook

More information about William Blandowski’s expedition to the Murray River and the first recorded image of First Nations people playing a form of football can be read here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-09-21/kids-play-kick-to-kick–1850s-style/676704

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