Great Australian Sporting Moments

Autore: Michael Roberts
Editore: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522855474
Grandezza: 72,19 MB
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"This is a fully illustrated book highlighting some memorable moments in Australian sporting history."--Provided by publisher.

110 Per Cent

Autore: Michael Winkler
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857962906
Grandezza: 24,90 MB
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Don Bradman on his 'small' contribution to cricket. Roy Masters on getting the best out of the hard men of Western Suburbs Rugby League FC. John Howard on cycling legend Sir Hubert Opperman. Cathy Freeman on lighting the Olympic flame. Phonse Kyne on making sure his players made history for the right reasons. Jeff Fenech hollering 'I love youse all!' to a packed-out stadium. Ranging from the eloquent and stirring to the downright funny, these are Australia's greatest sporting moments, seen through the eyes of the winners and losers, experts and legends of all our favourite sports. Entertaining and informative, 110 PER CENT casts a keen eye over Australia's sporting history, and confirms there's much more to sport than the score line (as long as you're winning).

David Boon S Funniest Sporting Moments

Autore: David Boon
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743313241
Grandezza: 23,14 MB
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A hilarious collection and anecdotes and memories from one of Australia's best loved sports stars, David 'Boonie' Boon.

Great Sporting Moments

Autore: Damien Wilkins
Editore: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864735157
Grandezza: 37,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The literary magazine Sport burst onto the scene in 1988 and has come to define a wildly creative generation of New Zealand writers. This collection of nearly two decades of writings showcases authors such as Barbara Anderson, Jenny Bornhold, Nigel Cox, Anne Kennedy, Elizabeth Knox, Emily Perkins, and Damien Wilkins.

Greatest Moments In Iowa Hawkeyes Football History

Autore: The Cedar Rapids Gazette,
Editore: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633191265
Grandezza: 74,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8039
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Culled from the sports pages of the Gazette, this collection brings together the best players and coaches and most exhilarating moments in Iowa football lore into one complete masterpiece. This stunning pictorial is a fascinating account of the triumphs of Hawkeye football, from the early part of the 20th century through the present day. From their 1958 national championship and their thrilling victory over the second ranked Michigan Wolverines in 1985 to the miracle finish over LSU in the 2005 Capital One Bowl, this keepsake is an ideal resource for any Hawkeye fan. Filled with full-color photos throughout, Greatest Moments in Iowa Hawkeyes Football History gives readers vivid visuals to help share all of the greatest moments of the most important games and the pageantry that makes up the Hawkeyes’ historic past.

Error Australis

Autore: Ben Pobjie
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925344789
Grandezza: 24,47 MB
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We’re obsessed with reality television these days yet we so often neglect the greatest reality of all: the reality of our nation, and how it came to be. In Error Australis, TV columnist, comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie recaps the history of Australia from its humble beginnings as a small patch of rapidly cooling rock, to its modern-day status as one of the major powers of the sub-Asian super-Antarctic next-to-Africa region. Pobjie recognises that history can be as gripping as any reality show – as thrilling as it is to see Delta Goodrem’s chair turn around, there is an argument that the Second World War was even more exciting – and like any good recapper, he provides an immediate, visceral sense of what it was like to be there in the moment at our nation’s defining events. All historians know that it is only by looking at where we have been that we can understand who we are, what we stand for, and why nothing seems to work. Error Australis is a scholastic and side-splittingly funny account of a young nation that has spent many years seeking its place in the world, and almost as many years not liking what it has found.

Great Australian Sports Rorts

Autore: John Adams
Editore: Hardie Grant Books
ISBN: 174358220X
Grandezza: 36,36 MB
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From racing to football to lawn bowls, no sport has been left untouched. Great Australian Sports Rorts reveals that nefarious conduct has affected just about every sport in this country. And every mechanism known – be it physical, mechanical or chemical – has been employed. When a sporting contest is taking place, and there is either a reward for the winner or there is betting on the contest, it is almost guaranteed that one person will attempt to relieve another person of what is rightfully theirs. And if a degree of skulduggery is required to attain the right result or to assist in the transfer of funds from one person’s pocket to another, then so be it. Cheating: it’s as Australian as Sunday barbecues.Join John ‘Dr Turf’ Rothfield and John Adams on a rollicking ride through the sporting outrages that have rocked Australia.

History Of Australia In 100 Objects

Autore: Toby Creswell
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857975900
Grandezza: 43,83 MB
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From Captain Cook's globe to Mabo's map, and Melba's frock to Cathy Freeman's running suit, this is Australia's history told through a gallery of things. Former Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell has curated an illustrated popular history of Australia accumulated through the review of 100 fascinating man-made objects. Creswell takes each object as the starting point to explore the stories that make up our national history, exploring and celebrating key technological, social, political and sporting moments. From Ned Kelly's armour to Henry Lawson's pen and Julia Gillard's glasses, the chosen objects are sometimes iconic, sometimes unexpected and quirky; but the mix creates a compelling story. Each entry is accompanied by a striking image of the object. A book that can be read from cover to cover, or dipped into at any point, History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, popular take on Australia's history.

The Fair And The Foul

Autore: David Hill
Editore: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0857987593
Grandezza: 48,13 MB
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If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill. In this book, with the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, he vividly narrates its rise in Australia since the end of the nineteenth century, from the first cricket tour of England in 1868 by an Australian team - an Aboriginal team - to our earliest successes at the Olympics in 1896, when Edwin Flack was the only Australian competitor and won two gold medals, to the golden age of the 1950s when Australia ruled the world in tennis, swimming and athletics. In this book David also recalls his battles as president of the North Sydney Bears with tobacco sponsorship lobby groups; his coup as managing director of the ABC in buying the broadcast rights for the AFL; his gargantuan efforts to clean up soccer as chairman of Soccer Australia. And he takes us through the shift in sport from the relative innocence of the amateur era to its commercialisation, which, through the years, has undoubtedly contributed to the uglier sides of our national obsession: the corruption, the drugs, the sexism and racism. Have we plunged to a nadir in recent times, or are these characteristics of our sporting nation an inevitable and permanent effect of the need to succeed? This book is a riveting, personal take on a subject that so many Australians follow fanatically - a must-read for sports lovers, but also a compelling, revealing account for those who have never quite understood the appeal of our national obsession.

Body Lengths

Autore: Leisel Jones
Editore: Nero
ISBN: 186395726X
Grandezza: 44,25 MB
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From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool. Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won two silver medals at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; she went on to win gold at Athens and Beijing, and at London 2012 became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics. For the first time, Leisel candidly describes what it’s like to be thrust into the limelight so young. She reveals the constant pressure she was under – from coaches, from the media and from herself – to be perfect. Despite the highs of her swimming stardom, she suffered depression, and at one time planned to take her own life. In London, criticised in the media for her weight, and appalled by the bulling and dysfunction in the Australian swim team, Leisel nevertheless handled herself with great composure. She has emerged with maturity and good humour, having finally learnt how to be herself and live with confidence. Body Lengths is the inspiring story of an Australian sporting hero, told with humour, optimism and style.