Sporting Traditions

Sporting Traditions is the academic journal of the Australian Society for Sports History. It is a blind, fully peer-reviewed journal that is published twice per year.

Co-Editors
Lionel Frost, Monash University
Abdel K. Halabi, Federation University Australia

Reviews Editor
Rob Hess, Victoria University

Associate Editors
Bruce Coe, Canberra
Tara Magdalinski, University College Dublin

ISSN: 0813-2577

For information on the contents of each issue of Sporting Traditions, please click on the relevant volume number.

Sporting Traditions Volume 31

Volume 31 Issue 1 (May 2014)

Articles

  • ‘In Zaire, We Do Not Consider Sport as a Mere Amusement’: Mobutu, Sport and Zairian Identity, 1965–74, Conor Heffernan
  • The Calm and the Storm: Press Responses to Soccer in Perth and Melbourne in the Decade before World War I, Ian Syson
  • Is Racism Embedded in the Australian Football Codes? Lawrence Perry
  • Working-Class Youth Supporters of a Decimated Football League: The West Perth Unofficial Cheer Squad, 1984–86, Kieran James
  • An Exploratory Examination of American Fan Support for ‘Australia’s Game’, Anthony K. Kerr

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 30

Volume 30 Issue 1 (May, 2013)

Articles

  • ‘Those Splendid Comrades of Adolescence’: The Origins and Early History of Australian Football in South Africa, Hendrik Snyders
  • Australian Responses to the 1960–61 West Indies Cricket Tour of Australia, Dave Nadel
  • ‘The Bradman of Football’: Dick Reynolds and the Essendon Football Club during the 1930s and 1940s, Daniel Eddy
  • Artefacts and the All Blacks: Rites, Rituals, Symbols and Stories, Tom Johnson, Andrew J. Martin, Farah R. Palmer, Geoff Watson and Phil Ramsey
  • Competition Parity and Australian Football League Fixtures, Chris Davies

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Reviews

 

Volume 30 Issue 2 (November 2013)

Articles

  • Proving a Negative in History: The Non-Appearance of the Hungarian Football Team at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956, Les Murray & Roy Hay
  • The Paradoxes of Provincialism, Nationalism and Imperialism: Otago Rugby Union(s), League and Amateurism, Mark Falcous
  • ‘The Brightest Promise which the Immediate Future Holds’: Reflections on Sports Studies and Rugby League Memory in South Africa, Hendrik Snyders
  • Sweated Labour, Literally Speaking: The Case of Australian Jockeys, Braham Dabscheck
  • A Regenerating Flame? Communal Populism and the Olympic Torch Relay in Millennial Australia, Stephen Alomes
  • The Barassi Line: Quantifying Australia’s Great Sporting Divide, Hunter Fujak & Stephen Frawley

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 29

Volume 29 Issue 1 (May 2012)

Articles

  • Saturday Night Replay: How the Sporting Globe Came to Change Australian Rules Football in Victoria during the 1920s, Nick Richardson
  • The Combination of a Transfer System with a Salary Cap in Australian Football (Soccer): A Critique, Braham Dabscheck
  • A Year in the Life of the Australian Football League’s Vilification Policies, Ciannon Cazaly
  • The British are Coming, Hopefully: Great Expectations and the Two Phases of the Commonwealth Football Association, Nick Guoth
  • The Corio Oval Tribe: A Prosopographical Perspective of the Geelong Football Club in the Nineteenth Century , Mark Pennings and Robert Pascoe

Review Essay
Analysing the Olympics: Details, Trends and Tarnished Ideals, Tony Ward

Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 28

Volume 28 Issue 1 (May 2011)

Articles

  • Watching Football in Marvellous Melbourne: Spectators, Barrackers and Working Class Rituals, Robert Pascoe & Mark Pennings
  • Cornish Wrestling in Australia, Mike Tripp
  • Tom McNeil and the 1955 Australian Football Players’ Union, Braham Dabscheck
  • From the Cradle to Athens: The Silver-Coated Story of a Warrior in Brazilian Soccer, Jorge Knijnik
  • The Debate about Women Playing Australian Rules Football in Melbourne in 1947, Kathryn Sinclair

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Review Essays

  • Cricket in Excelsis, Bernard Whimpress
  • South Australian Sports Writing, Bernard Whimpress

Reviews

 

Volume 28 Issue 2 (November 2011)

Articles

  • How to Count College Football National Championships: A Streamlined Answer, John F. Gaski
  • Ocker Sports Fans annd Culture Vultures: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Tony Ward
  • Sport Ethics: A Powerful Tool for International Sport Leadership (1963–88), Yoan Grosset & Michaël Attali
  • Who Won and Who Cares? Amnesia in Sport, Colin Tatz
  • Rugby League Before the Tutty Revolution: Club Revenues and Player Income in 1969, Braham Dabscheck

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Review Essays

  • William B. Gould IV: Baseball’s Conscience, Braham Dabscheck

Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 27

Volume 27 Issue 1 (May, 2010)

Articles

  • An Analysis of Bathurst Motorcycle Speedway, 1928–32, John Hicks & Richard B. Sappey
  • Eric Olthwaite and the Demise of the North Sydney Bears, Andrew Moore
  • Australian Rugby Union: Lessons from Other Codes, Braham Dabscheck
  • Pre-1840 American Cricket and the Formation of a National Sporting Culture, Tom Melville
  • Prestige, Privilege and Polite Society: The Origins of Fencing in New South Wales, 1800 to 1939, Richard Emmerick & Daryl Adair

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Review Essays

  • Beyond the Biff: Inside Rugby League Communities, Rodney Noonan
  • Critique of a Flawed Masterpiece, Bill Murray
  • Of Horses, Ponies, Punters and Scholars: An Expanded Historiography of Australian Horse Racing, John O’Hara

Reviews

Volume 27 Issue 2 (November, 2010)

SPECIAL ISSUE:  The Cultural Turn in Sports History

Editorial: The Cultural Turn in Sport History, Douglas Booth & Murray Phillips

FORUM: The Cultural Paradigm in Sport History

  • Reflections on the Cultural Paradigm, Mike Cronin
  • ‘The Ref’s Turned a Blind Ear’: The Cultural Paradigm and New Zealand’s Sport History , Caroline Daley
  • Asking a Fish about Water: Three Notes Toward an Understanding of ‘The Cultural Turn’ and Sport History, Dan Nathan
  • Leaning into the Turn: Towards a New Cultural Sport History, Jaime Schultz

Commentary, Murray Phillips

Articles: New directions in sport history

  • What Makes Good Sport History? Reflections on the Crisis of Legitimation and the Politics of Knowledge Construction, Richard Pringle
  • Sports History and Fiction: Reading Alan Sillitoe’s ‘The Match’, Paul Dimeo
  • ‘You Can’t Take a Picture of This — It’s Already Gone’: Erased Evidence, Political Parody, Postmodern Histories, Fiona McLachlan
  • Shaping Lives: Statues as Biography, Gary Osmond
  • The Politics of Remembering: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Physical Cultural Memory, Holly Thorpe
  • ‘The Premiership is Everything’: Visceral Agony and Ecstasy on the Last Saturday in September, Matthew Klugman

Sporting Traditions Volume 26

Volume 26 Issue 1 (May 2009)

Volume 26 Issue 2 (November 2009)

SPECIAL ISSUE: RACE AND RACISM IN AUSTRALIAN SPORT HISTORY

Introduction: Researching Race and Racism in Australian Sport History, Daryl Adair

Articles

  • World’s Fistanic History’, Sydney 1908: ‘Flash Jack Johnson’ vs ‘Sinking Tommy Burns’, David Headon
  • Profound Indifference: Amateur Athletics and Indigenous Australasians in the Early 20th Century, Erik Nielsen
  • Sport and the Chinese: Case Studies from Australian Rules Football in Victoria, 1882–1938, Rob Hess
  • ‘They Came, They Saw, They Conquered’: The Takaishi/Saito Tour of 1926–27 and Australian Perceptions of Japan, Sean Brawley
  • Pasifika in Australian Rugby: Emanant Cultural, Social and Economic Issues, Dwight Zakus & Peter Horton

Sporting Traditions Volume 25

Volume 25 Issue 1 (May, 2008)

Articles

‘Lest We Forget’: The Tradition of Anzac Day Football, Melissa Walsh

The Emergence of Australian Football in Nineteenth-Century Workplaces, Peter Burke

‘Anyone But Barwon’: The Bitter Rivalry Between the Geelong and Barwon Football Clubs in the Late 1870s, Mark Pennings & Trevor Ruddell

Drug use in the Australian Football League: A Critical Survey, Bob Stewart, Geoff Dickson & Aaron Smith

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Review Essay

Football: Casting a Bright Light on the American Condition, Braham Dabscheck

Reviews

 

Volume 25 Issue 2 (November, 2008)

Articles

One Athlete, One Nation, Two Flags: Cathy Freeman and Australia’s Search for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Leanne White

Olympians of the Antipodes: Sport and Australian Circus, 1833–2000, Mark St Leon

Myth and History in Australian Rules Football, Gillian Hibbins

The North/South Divide and the Development of Swimming in Nineteenth-Century England, Claire Parker

Reviews Editorial, Rob Hess

Review Essay

Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Master Paternalist, Braham Dabscheck

Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 23


Volume 23 Issue 1 (November, 2006)

Editorial, Rob Hess

Articles

  • The Branding of Australian Cricket: Culture, Commerce, Cricket and the Baggy Green Cap, Richard Cashman
  • Douglas Darby’s Cold War Vision: The Cricket for Free China Scheme, Rodney Noonan
  • Sporting Chances: Sport on Australian Commercial Radio from the 1920s to the 1950s, Bridget Griffen-Foley
  • Behind Barbed Wire: Sport and Australian Prisoners of War, Pamela Cohen
  • The Impact of Nadia Comaneci on the Sport of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Roslyn Kerr
  • Race and Gender in the French Sporting Press at the End of the 1950s: The Example of Sport & Vie,Theirry Terret

Reviews


Volume 23 Issue 2 (May, 2007)

Editorial, Wray Vamplew

Retrospective

  • A Most Memorable Conference – The Inaugural 1977 Sporting Traditions Conference, Richard Cashman
  • Making Sporting Traditions, Michael McKernan

Articles

  • From Trickles of Silver to Rivers of Gold: The Transformation of Australian Professional Team Sports, 1970 to 2007, Braham Dabscheck
  • Globalisation, Historical Consciousness and the Melbourne Cup, John O’Hara
  • Jockeying for the Lead: War, Sport and Vernacular Identities in Australia, 1915-2006, Chris McConville
  • Drugs in Australian Sport: A Brief History, Bob Stewart
  • Women to the Fore: Gender Accommodation and Resistance at the British Golf Club Before 1914, Jane George, Joyce Kay & Wray Vamplew

Reviews: The Test of Time

  • Richard Cashman, ’Ave a Go, Yer Mug!: Australian Cricket Crowds from Larrikin to Ocker; Ric Sisons and Brian Stoddart, Cricket and Empire: The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia,
  • Keith Sandiford, Tony Mangan and Bernard Whimpress
  • Bill Murray, The Old Firm; Stephen Wagg, The Football World; Stephen Tischler, Football and Businessmen
  • Patrick O’Farrell, Phil Mosely, Tom Sheridan and Roy Hay
  • John Daly, Elysian Fields: Sport, Class and Community in Colonial South Australia
  • Trevor Arnold and Daryl Adair
  • Barrackers Corner
  • ‘Change and Decay in All Around I See’ J. Neville Turner

Sporting Traditions Volume 22


Volume 22 Issue 1 (November, 2005)

Editorial, Rob Hess

Articles

  • Changing Visions of Baths and Bathers: Desegregating Ocean Baths in Wollongong, Kiama and Gerringong, Marie-Louise McDermott
  • The Cultural Origins of Competitive Swimming in Australia, Richard Light & Tracey Rockwell
  • Seeing is Believing: Television and the Transformation of Australian Cricket, 1956-1975, Bob Stewart
  • Out on a No Ball: Industrial Relations in Zimbabwean Cricket, Braham Dabscheck
  • ‘That’s Your Way of Playing Rounders, Isn’t It’? The Response of the English Press to American Baseball Tours to England, 1874-1924, Daniel Bloyce
  • Clandestine Means: The Aristocratic British Hunting Code and Early Game Legislation in Nineteenth-Century Canada, Greg Gillespie & Kevin Wamsley

Volume 22 Issue 2 (May, 2006)

Editorial, Rob Hess

Articles

  • Soccer to the Rescue: How the Miracle of Bern Gave Germans Back Their Identity – Twice’, Katharina Bonzel
  • ‘Stride Jump – Begin!’: Swedish Gymnastics in Victorian England, Natalie Barker-Rüchti
  • The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport, Matthew Nicholson & Bob Stewart

Review Essays

  • Shooting the Messenger: Australian History’s Warmongers, Daryl Adair
  • Approaches to Sports History: Theory and Practice, Roy Hay
  • In Search of Meaning: Historians and their Work, Brian Stoddart

Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 21


 

Volume 21 Issue 1 (November, 2004)

Editorial, Rob Hess

Articles

  • When the Carnival is Over: Evaluating the Outcomes of Mega Sporting Events in Australia, Richard Cashman, Kristine Toohey, Simon Darcy, Caroline Symons & Bob Stewart
  • More Green than Red: Sectarianism and Rugby League in Otago, 1924-35, Charles Little
  • Rugby League, Community and Identity in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Damian Topp & John Nauright
  • The Fibro Years: Roy Masters and Wests Rugby League Football Club, 1978-1981, Drew Cottle & Angela Keys

Review Essays

  • Geopolitical Cricket and Historical Shift: World Cup 2003, Brian Stoddart
  • Not the Biographers They Deserve, Bernard Whimpress

Book Reviews


Volume 21 Issue 2 (May, 2005)

Guest Editorial, Clare Simpson

Articles

  • Searching for the Past: Sport Historiography in New Zealand, Doug Booth
  • Women Endurance Swimmers: Dissolving Grease Suits and Decentring New Zealand History, Caroline Daley
  • Running, Jumping and Rowing to Marginalisation: The Mäori Experience of Sport in Canterbury, 1850-1880, Geoff Vincent, Catriona E. Timms & Toby Harfield
  • Rugby and Tino Rangatiratanga: Early Mäori and the Formation of ‘Traditional’ Mäori Masculinity, Brendan Hokowhitu
  • A National Amateur Enterprise: Centralised Control and National Popularity in Rugby, Camilla Obel
  • Affirming Indian Identities? An Analaysis of Imperial Rhetoric and Orientalism in the Tours of Indian Hockey Teams to New Zealand in 1926, 1935 and 1938, Geoff Watson
  • Sights from the Saddle: Early Cycle Touring in New Zealand, Clare Simpson
  • Review Articles
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 20


Volume 20 Issue 1 (November, 2003)

  • Editorial, Rob Hess

ARTICLES

  • Softgoods, Engineering and Sport: J.S.M. Thompson in New Zealand and Victoria, 1868-1910, Richard Davis
  • The Crisis of Confidence in Australian First-Class Cricket in the 1950s: Causes and Consequences, Bob Stewart
  • Narrating Nanga Parbat: German Himalaya Expeditions and the Fictional (Re)Construction of National Identity, Harald Hoebusch

REVIEW ESSAY

  • Shimmering Waters: Swimming, Autobiography and Social Memory, Gary Osmond

Volume 20 Issue 2 (May, 2004)

  • Editorial, Rob Hess

ARTICLES

  • The Significance of Unregistered Proprietary Pony Racing in the Social History of Sydney Horse Racing,Wayne Peake
  •  ‘Brawn against Brains’: Australia, New Zealand and the American ‘Football Crisis’, 1906-13, Greg Ryan
  •  A Remarkable Life: Roden Cutler as Sporting, Military and Local Hero, John Ramsland

REVIEW ESSAY

  • The Still Image II, Bernard Whimpress
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 19

Volume 19 Issue 1 (November, 2002)

Volume 19 Issue 2 (May, 2003)

  • Editorial Preface, Rob Hess
  • Managing Public Impressions: Strategies of Nineteenth-Century Female Cyclists, Clare S. Simpson
  • Governing the Sport of Kings: Racing Reform in Victoria, 1994–2002, Russell Hoye
  • The Roles of Cricket in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland, Neal Garnham
  • Review Articles
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 18

Volume 18 Issue 1 (November 2001)

  • Waverley Park: Whose social history? Roy Hay, Marnie Haig-Muir, Peter Mewett, Colleen Lazenby & Nigel Lewis (pp. 1-17)
  • Diminishing Contrasts and Increasing Varieties: Globalisation Theory and ‘Reading’ Amateurism in Australian Sport, Murray G. Phillips (pp. 19-32)
  • The ‘Famous Northern Union Game’: The Rise and Fall of Rugby League in Wanganui, 1910-15, Bill Greenwood & James Watson (pp. 33-41)
  • ‘Stupid, uninteresting and inhuman’: Pedestrianism in Canterbury, 1860-1885, Geoff T. Vincent (pp. 43-55)
  • Gendering sport: The development of netball in Australia, Tracy Taylor (pp. 57-74)
  • Girls and tea ladies: Involvement of Australian female athletes and administrators in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Ian Jobling (pp. 75-90)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 18 Issue 2 (May 2002)

  • From Gentleman to the Manly: A Large Step for the Amateur, June Senyard (pp. 1-14)
  • Cricket and Regional Development on the Sunshine Coast: The Case of the Turf Wicket, 1930-1960, Tara Magdalinski (pp. 15-29)
  • J League Soccer and the Rekindling of Regional Identity in Japan,  Richard Light & Wataru Yasaki (pp. 31-46).
  • Power and Organisational Change: The Cast of the Melbourne Women’s Hockey Association, 1995-1998,Russell Hoye & Bob Stewart (pp. 47-65)
  • The World Congress of Physical Education held in conjunction with the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games: Issues and Outcomes, Ian Jobling & Steve Bailey (pp. 67-79)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Sporting Traditions Volume 17

Volume 17 Issue 1 (November 2000)

  • History in the Making and the Making of History: Stories and the Social Construction of a Sport, Peter Mewett (pp. 1-17)
  • Many a Slip ‘twixt Cup and the Lip: Equal Opportunity and Victorian Gold Clubs, Marnie Haig-Muir (pp. 19-38)
  • “A Lack of Esprit De Corps”: The 1908-09 Wallabies and the Legacy of the 1905 All Blacks, Greg Ryan (pp. 39-55)
  • Australian Soccer’s Freedom of Association Dispute, Braham Dabscheck (pp. 57-75)
  • One Day in September: Grass Roots Enthusiasm, Invented Traditions and Contemporary Commercial Spectacle and the Australian Football League Finals, Stephen Alomes (pp. 77-96)
  • Time for a Change or More of the Same? Les Mills and the Masculinisation of Aerobics, Tara Brabazon (pp. 97-112)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 17 Issue 2 (May, 2001)

  • Keeping Out the Riff-Raff: Port Melbourne’s Exclusion from the Victorian Football League in 1896
    Terry Keenan (pp. 1-16)
  • Drugs Inside Sport: The Rehabilitation of Samantha Riley
    Tara Magdalinski (pp. 17-32)
  • The Political Uses of International Sport: Tunisian Soccer and Olympic and Pre-Olympic
    Australia
    Stephen Alomes (pp. 33-47)
  • From Manliness to Masculinities
    Mark Connellan (pp. 49-63)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Sporting Traditions Volume 16

Volume 16 Issue 1 (Special issue: ‘The End of Sports History?’) (November, 1999)

Guest Editors: Douglas Booth & Annemarie Jutel

  • Editorial Preface
    Why ‘The End of Sports History?’, Douglas Booth & Annemarie Jutel (pp. 3-4)
  • ‘The End of Sports History? From Sports History to Sports Studies, John Nauright (pp. 5-13)
  • History Lessons, Colin Tatz (pp. 15-22)
  • History of Latin American Sports: The End Before the Beginning?, Joseph L. Arbena (pp. 23-31)
  • Historical Perspectives of a Sports Broadcaster, Amanda Smith (pp. 33-39)
  • ‘The End of Sports History? Or the Beginning of Oral History Archives?, Joan Chandler (pp. 41-49)
  • Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Death of Sports History, Murray G. Phillips (pp. 51-59)
  • The End of History Perhaps – But the End of the Beginning for the History of Sport
    An Anglo-Saxon Autobiographical Perspective, J.A. Mangan (pp. 61-72)
  • Dead or Alive? Sports History in the Late Capitalist Moment, David L. Andrews (pp. 73-83)
  • Where did you go, Jackie Robinson? Or, The End of History and the Age of
    Sport Information, Stephen Hardy (pp. 85-100)
  • ‘The End of Sports History?’, Charlotte Macdonald (pp. 101-108)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 16 Issue 2 (May , 2000)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Cecil Healy: A Soldier of the Surf, Grant Rodwell & John Ramsland (pp.3-16)
  • The Reconfiguration of the Physical Activity Field in Australian Higher
    Education, 1970-1986, David Kirk (pp.17-38)
  • Asians, Cricket and Ethnic Relations in Northern England, Jack Williams (pp.39-53)
  • The 1948-49 track and field season: Mrs Blankers-Koen, Mrs O’Keefe, Mr Calwell,
    Lloyd la Beach, Herb McKenley and Wally McArthur, Lynn Embrey & Colin Johnston (pp.55-70)
  • From Bondi to Batley: Australian Players in British Rugby League 1907-1995, Tony Collins (pp.71-86)
  • A Centenary of Rugby and Masculinity in Japanese Schools and Universities: Continuity
    and Change, Richard Light (pp.87-104)
  • ‘Peaks, Troughs and Snouts’ Shades of the Olympics Ideal, David Headon (pp.105-115)
  • Review Article
  • Book and Film Reviews
  • Notices

Sporting Traditions Volume 15

Volume 15 Issue 1 (November, 1998)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Physical Activity Profession in Process: Unity, Diversity and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1970-1997, David Kirk & Douane Macdonald (pp. 3-24)
  • Trying Times: Collective Bargaining in Australian Rugby Union, Braham Dabscheck (pp. 25-49)
  • School Sport and the Amateur Ideal: The Formation of the Schools’ Amateur Athletic Association of Victoria,Ian Wilkinson (pp. 51-70)
  • A Social History of the Workers Sports Federation in Victoria, c 1934-1939, Drew Cottle (pp. 71-80)
  • Filming the Legends of Phar Lap and the Don – the Who, What, Where and When, David Headon (pp. 81-91)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 15 Issue 2 (May, 1999)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Golf and the Modern Age: Joe Kirkwood in Asia, Brian Stoddart (pp. 3-17)
  • Black (Yellow or Green) Bastards: Soccer Refereeing in Australia: A Much Maligned Profession, Roy Hay(pp. 19-36)
  • Failed Bids and Losing Cities: Adelaide’s Failure to Secure the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Robert Bartlett (pp. 37-53)
  • Amateur Aussie Rules: Sudden Death in Adelaide, Fred Bloch (pp. 55-72)
  • Legitimation and Limitations: How the Opie Report on Women’s Gymnastics Missed its Mark, Wendy Varney (pp. 73-90)
  • Review Article
  • Book and Film Reviews
  • Notices

Sporting Traditions Volume 14

Volume 14 Issue 1 (November, 1997)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Racial Abuse and Football: The Australian Football League’s Racial Vilification Rule in Review, Greg Gardiner (pp. 3-25)
  • Racism and Law in Australian Rules Football,  Ian Warren & Spiros Tsousis (pp. 27-53)
  • “Great Hit, Jo-Jo”: Levelling the International Softball Scoreboard, Lynn Embrey (pp. 55-77)
  • From One Brickpit to Another: The Ancient History of the Sydney Olympic Bid, Charles Little (pp. 79-90)
  • “A Tendency to Roughness”: Anti-Heroic Representations of New Zealand Rugby, 1890-1914, Geoffrey T. Vincent (pp. 91-110)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 14 Issue 2 (May, 1998)

  • Editorial Preface
  • A Mania for Bicycles: The Impact of Cycling on Australian Rules Football,  Rob Hess (pp. 3-24)
  • Making a Statement: Annette Kellerman Explores the Worlds of Swimming, Diving and Entertainment, John Lucas (pp. 25-35)
  • Qualified Success? Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Golf, Marnie Haig-Muir (pp. 37-52)
  • What’s the Story of Morning Glory? Perth Glory and the Imagining of Englishness, Tara Brabazon (pp. 53-66)
  • From Redemption to Recidivism? Rugby and Change in South Africa during the 1995 World Cup and its Aftermath, Albert Grundlingh (pp. 67-86)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Sporting Traditions Volume 13

Volume 13 Issue 1 (November, 1996)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Snowboarders: Bodies out of Control and In Conflict, Duncan Humphreys (pp. 3-23)
  • The Tennis Court: A Country Woman’s Window to the Modern World, June Senyard (pp. 25-41)
  • “Court” in the Act: The Information Reproduction of Male Power in Pennant Squash, Nikki Wedgwood (pp. 43-59)
  • Muscular Judaism and the Jewish Rugby League Competition in Sydney, 1924-1927, Anthony Hughes (pp. 61-80)
  • Assaults on Soccer’s Compensation System, braham, Dabscheck (pp. 81-107)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 13 Issue 2 (May, 1997)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Australian Football the International Game? The Danish Australian Football League and the Internationalisation of Australian Football, 1989-1996, Stephen Alomes (pp. 3-)
  • Mediated Violence: The Case of Origin Rugby League, Brett Hutchins (pp. 19-)
  • “Extravagance of Thought and Feeling”: New Zealand Reactions to the 1932/33 Bodyline Controversy, Greg Ryan (pp. 41-)
  • Control of the Female Body: Physical Education and Training at Three New Zealand Girls’ High Schools, 1880s-1920s,  Catherine Smith (pp. 59-)
  • Nineteenth Century Sports Tours and Canadian Foreign Policy, Kevin B. Wamsley (pp. 73-)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 12

Volume 12 Issue 1 (November, 1995)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Common Ground? Links Between Sports History, Sports Geography and the Sociology of Sport, Joseph Maguire (pp. 3-25)
  • “A Leso Story”: A Case Study of Australian Women’s Cricket and its Media Experience, Angela Burroughs, Leonie Seebohm & Liz Ashburn (pp. 27-46)
  • Sport and the Threat to Gender Boundaries, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj (pp. 47-60)
  • Australian Baseballers Form a Team of Their Own, Braham Dabscheck (pp. 61-101)
  • Tracing Orientalism in Cricket: A Reading of Some Recent Australian Cricket Writing on Pakistani Cricket,Subhash Jaireth (pp. 103-120)
  • Review Articles
  • Book Reviews
  • Notices

Volume 12 Issue 2 (May, 1996)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Beyond National Sport: Sociology, History and Postmodernity, David Rowe & Geoffrey Lawrence (pp. 3-16)
  • The Sandgate Handicap Riot: Sport, Popular Culture and Working Class Protest, Bryan Jamison (pp. 17-48)
  • “My Fighting is My Business”: Towards a Biography of George Barnes, Australian Boxer, Rodney Sullivan & Robin Sullivan (pp. 49-59)
  • Forgotten Heroes: The 1945 Australian Services Cricket Team, Ed Jaggard (pp. 61-79)
  • Sport in and National Prestige: The Case of Britain 1945-48, Norman Baker (pp. 81-97)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 11

Volume 11 Issue 1 (Special Olympic Edition) (November 1994)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Swimming with the Big Boys’?: The Politics of Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Bid, Douglas Booth & Colin Tatz (pp. 3-23)
  • Comments on ‘Swimming with the Big Boys’?, Bruce Kidd (pp. 25-29)
  • Comments on ‘Swimming with the Big Boys’?, Max Howell (pp. 31-35)
  • Olympic Proposals and Bids by Australian Cities, Ian Jobling (pp. 37-56)
  • Olympics or Tests: The Disposition of the British Sporting Public, 1948, Norman Baker (pp. 57-74)
  • National Englishmen, Black Irishmen and Multicultural Australians: Ambiguities of National Sporting Identity,Mike Tichler (pp. 75-91)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews

Volume 11 Issue 2 (May, 1995)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Civilising Australian Bodies: The Games Ethics and Sport in Victorian Government Schools, 1904-1945,David Kirk & Karen Twigg (pp. 3-34)
  • Inventing Australians and Constructing Englishness: Cricket and the Creation of National Consciousness,James Bradley (pp. 35-60)
  • Beyond Hitler: Alfred Baeumler, Ideology and Physical Education in the Third Reich, Tara Magdalinski (pp. 61-79)
  • Cricket in Stalag 344: Sport in German Prisoner-of-War Camps during World War II, Warwick Franks (pp. 81-90)
  • “The Greater Game”: Australian Football and the Army at Home and on the Front during World War I,  Dale James Blair (pp. 91-102)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
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Sporting Traditions Volume 9

Volume 9 Issue 1 (November, 1992)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Value of Facts in Sports History, Bernard Whimpress (pp. 2-15)
  • Early Advertising (1892-1932) on Recreational Sports – Thematic Possibilities of the D’Arcy Collection at the University of Illinois, Scott A.G.M. Crawford (pp. 17-33)
  • Athleticism Revisited: Sport, Character Building and Protestant School Education in Nineteenth Century Melbourne, Bob Stewart (pp. 35-50)
  • “Two Dots in the Distance”: Professional Sculling as Mass Spectacle in New South Wales, 1876-1907, Daryl Adair (pp. 52-83)
  • Review Articles
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner

Volume 9 Issue 2 (May, 1993)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Convict Leisure and Recreation: The North American Experience in Van Dieman’s Land, 1840-1847, T.P. Dunning (pp. 3-15)
  • Fickle Winds and Treacherous Feelings: Anglo-American Relations and the Early Challenges for the America’s Cup, Louise G. Bricknell (pp.16-30)
  • “Putting Soul Into the Cemetery with Lights”: The Canberra Raiders Phenomenon, David Headon (pp. 31-46)
  • Aborigines and Australian Football: The Rise and Fall of the Purnim Bears, Dave Nadel (pp. 47-63)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner

Sporting Traditions Volume 8

Volume 16 Issue 1 (November, 1991)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Professional Cricketers Association of Australia, Braham Dabscheck (pp. 2-27)
  • The Development of Netball and the All- Australia Women’s Basketball Association (AAWBBA): 1891-1939,Ian Jobling & Pamela Barham (pp. 29-48)
  • Disorder on the sidelines of Australian Sport, Rob Lynch (pp. 50-75)
  • ‘A Conflagration of Conversation and Preparation and Anticipation and Jubilation’ – Great Sporting Moments and Memories in Australia Literature, David Headon (pp. 77-93)
  • Book and Film Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner

Volume 8 Issue 2 (May, 1992)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Game: Early Soccer Scenery in New South Wales, Philip Mosely (pp. 135-151)
  • Is sport an Art Form?, J. Neville Turner (pp. 153-166)
  • Thwarted Visions: The Physical Culture of Gustav Techow, Ray Crawford (pp. 168-180)
  • Accommodating Race to Play the Game: South Africa’s Readmission to International, Douglas Booth (pp. 182-209)
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner

Sporting Traditions Volume 7

Volume 7 Issue 1 (November, 1990)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Baseball in Australia: Two Tours and the Beginnings of Baseball in Australia, Bruce Mitchell (pp. 3-24)
  • The Divergent Sporting Cultures of Sydney and Melbourne, Richard Cashman & Tom Hickie (pp. 26-46)
  • The Dawn of an Imagined Community. Australian Sport on Film, Toby Miller (pp. 48-59)
  • The Sporting Career of Harold Hardwick: One Example of the Irony of the Amateur-Professional Dichotomy,Katharine Moore & Murray Phillips (pp. 61-76)
  • “See You in Court!” Recent Developments in Marketing, Selection and Disciplinary Disputes,  Hayden Opie(pp.77-94)
  • Review Article
  • Book Reviews

Volume 7 Issue 2 (May, 1991)

  • Editorial Preface
  • War off Water: The Australian Surf Life Saving Association and the Beach, Douglas Booth (pp. 135-162)
  • The ‘Fascist’ Cricket Tour of 1924-25, Andrew Moore (pp. 164-174)
  • A History of Sport and Law in Australia, J. Neville Turner (pp. 176-190)
  • L. S. Meintjes: His impact on South African Sport History, Floris J.G. can der Merwe (pp. 192-205)
  • Book Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 6

Volume 6 Issue 1 (November, 1989)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Richard Coombes and the Olympic Movement in Australia: Imperialism and Nationalism in Action, Garth Henniker & Ian F. Jobling (pp. 2-15)
  • Athlete’s Selection Rights: The Case of Tony Davis, Peter Collins (pp. 16-24)
  • Towards a History of Bodybuilding, Kenneth R. Dutton & Ronald S. Laura (pp. 25-41)
  • The Nature of Sport under Capitalism and its Relationship to the Capitalist Labour Process, Bpb Stewart(pp.  43-62)
  • Abolishing Transfer Fees: The Victorian Football League’s New Employment Rules, Braham Dabscheck(pp. 63-88)
  • Barracker’s Corner
  • Book Reviews

Volume 6 Issue 2 (May, 1990)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Golf and Victorian Sporting Values, Murray G. Phillips (pp. 120-134)
  • Sport, Drugs and the Development of Modern Capitalism, Lois Bryson (pp. 135-153)
  • South Africa’s ‘Autonomous Sport’ Strategy- Desegregation Apartheid Style, Douglas Booth (pp. 155-179)
  • Australian Women at the Olympics: Achievement and Alienation, Dennis Phillips (pp. 181-200)
  • Production Functions and the Strategy Implications for Cricket in New Zealand, Bairani, E.I., Howells, J.M. & Turner, G.M. (pp. 202-217)
  • Myth and Reality-. Reflections on Rugby and New Zealand Historiography, John Nauright (pp. 219-230)
  • Book and Film Reviews

Sporting Traditions Volume 5

Volume 5 Issue 1 (November, 1988)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Making Sporting Traditions, Michael McKernan (pp. 2-6)
  • Phar Lap, Barry Andrews (pp. 7-8)
  • Bred in the Bush: The Australian Racing Novels of Nat Gould, W.F. Mandle (pp. 9-29)
  • Given by God, Sport of Kings, or a Mug PS Game: Horse Racing in Australian Literature, David Headon (pp. 30-50)
  • Odds Against: The Punter’s Lot is Not a Happy One, Wray Vamplew (pp. 51-60)
  • The Melbourne Cup and Two-Up: Egalitarianism and Gambling, John O’Hara (pp. 61-76)
  • Come outside and Play, John Ritchie (pp. 77-88)
  • Flying to the Footy, Brian Matthews (pp. 89-96)
  • Regional Sentiment and Australian Sport, Scott Bennett (pp. 97-111)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Australian Cricket Club, 1826-1868, Richard Cashman (pp. 112-130)
  • Gary Sobers and Cultural Identity in the Caribbean, Brian Stoddart (pp. 131-146)

Volume 5 Issue 2 (May, 1989)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Curse of Kalahari: The North Sydney Bears and the Ghosts of1921-22, Andrew Moore (pp. 148-172)
  • Early Sporting Diplomacy – The Case of R.A.W Green, Richard Fotheringham (pp. 173-186)
  • One Voice in the Wilderness: Richard Coombes and the Promotion of the PanBrittanic Festival Concept in Australia 1891-1991, Katharine Moore (pp. 188-203)
  • The Development of Coach Education in Australia, Laurie Woodman (pp. 204-255)
  • Book Reviews
  • Notes on Contributors

Sporting Traditions Volume 4

Volume 4 Issue 1 (November, 1987)

  • Editorial Preface
  • For Honour and Trophies: Amateur Rowing in Australia 1888-1912, David Land & Ian F. Jobling (pp. 2-26)
  • Australian Football in Sydney Before 1914, Martin Sharp (pp. 27-45)
  • A Debate in Sports History: Three Views on Saturday Afternoon Fever
    The Australian Sporting Obsession, Richard Cashman (pp. 47-55)
    Saturday Afternoon Theory, David Rowe (pp. 56-65)
    Sacred Cows in the Toy Department, Robert J. Paddick (pp. 66-75)
  • Australian Sports Review 1986: An Eclectic View, John Hatch (pp. 77-83)
  • The Sporting Equality Argument for Imposing Labour Market Restrictions, John McDonald (pp. 84-90)
  • Review Essay
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner
  • Notes on Contributors

Volume 4 Issue 2 (May, 1988)

  • Editorial Preface
  • “A Degenerate Race”: Cricket and Rugby Crowds in Sydney, 1890-1912, Martin Sharp (pp. 134-149)
  • Criticisms Against the Value-Claim for Sport and the Physical Ideal in Late Nineteenth Century Australia,David W. Brown (pp. 150-161)
  • Where the Big Men Fly: An Early History of Australian Football in the Riverina, Rodney Gillett (pp. 162-17)
  • Australian Sports Review 1987, Brian Stoddart (pp. 176-183)
  • The Melbourne Press and the 1980 Moscow Olympic Boycott Controversy, Michael Young (pp. 184-200)
  • Ethnicity and Class at the Brisbane Golf Club, Murray Phillips (pp. 201-213)
  • Neighbours in Law, Frances Millane (pp. 214-233)
  • Review Essays
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner
  • Notes on Contributors

Sporting Traditions Volume 3

Volume 3 Issue 1 (November, 1986)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Cannons and Canberra, Scott T. Bennett, (pp. 2-22)
  • Nineteenth Century Football and the Melbourne Press, Robin Grow (pp. 23-37)
  • Sport and The Law- A Guide to Recent Developments, J. Neville Turner (pp. 39-50)
  • Cricket and the Rational Economic Man, Ian Harris (pp. 51-68)
  • Fluctuating VFL Attendances: Some Insights from and Economic Analysis, Clive Morely & K.G. Wilson (pp. 69-81)

Volume 3 Issue 2 (May, 1997)

  • Editorial Preface
  • To see a Racecourse Become a Pandemonium: Horse Racing in the Northern Territory in the First Decades of White Settlement, David Headon (pp. 137-151)
  • A Debate in Sports History
    Commonwealth Government Initiatives in Amateur Sport in Australia 1972-1985, Darwin Semotiuk (pp. 152-162)
  •     Sport and Recreation Policy: Will She Be Right? Tom Armstrong (pp. 162-172)
  • Muscular Christianity in the Antipodes: Some Observations on the Diffusion and Emergence of a Victorian Ideal in Australian Social Theory, David W. Brown (pp. 173-187)
  • Privilege in Tennis and Lawn Tennis: The Geelong and Royal South Yarra Examples But Not Forgetting the Story of the Farme’s Wrist, Graeme Kinross-Smith (pp. 189-216)
  • An Historical Analysis of Police/Spectator Conflict at the Bathurst Motorcycle Races, Chris Cunneen (pp. 217-238).
  • Book Reviews
  • Barracker’s Corner
  • Notes on Contributors

Sporting Traditions Volume 2

Volume 2 Issue 1 (November, 1985)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Sporting Labour Markets and the Courts, Braham Dabscheck (pp. 2-24)
  • Factory Football: Paternalism and Profits, Philip Mosely (pp. 25-36)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Australian Cricket Council 1892-1900, Grace Radcliffe (pp. 37-46)
  • Advantage Australia: Davis Cup Tennis 1950-1959, Kevin Fewster (pp. 47-68)

Volume 2 Issue 2 (May, 1986)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Saviours and Sportsmen: Surf Life Saving in Western Australia, 1909-1930, E.K.G. Jaggard, (pp. 2-22)
  • Sport, Society and Space: The Changing Geography of Country Cricket in South Australia 1836-1914, Clive Forster, (pp. 23-47)
  • Australian Sports Review 1985: An Optimist’s View, John O’Hara, (pp. 49-53)
  • Sporting Equality in Professional Team Sports Leagues and Labour Market Controls.
  • What is the Relationship?, Owen Cowick, (pp. 54-73)
  • The VFA and the Search for an Identity, Paul Bartop, (pp. 74-87)

Sporting Traditions Volume 1

Volume 1 Issue 1 (November, 1984)

  • Editorial Preface
  • Race, Sport and Politics,  Colin Tatz (pp. 2-36)
  • Football, Liquor and Gambling in the 1920s, Chris McConville (pp. 38-55)
  • Australian Sports Review – A Personal View, Wray Vamplew (pp. 56-60)
  • Sport for Young Ladies: The Victorian Independent Schools 1875-1925, Ray Crawford (pp. 61-82)

Volume 1 Issue 2 (May, 1985)

  • Editorial Preface
  • The Economic Development of the Victorian Football League, 1960-1985, Bob Stewart, pp. (2-26)
  • The Melbourne Press and the Moscow Olympics, John T. Deane (pp. 27-42)
  • Australian Sport 1984: A Barracker’s View, Barry Andrews (pp. 43-50)
  • Sport and Politics: The (Gross) Anatomy of Their Relationships, Robert Paddick (pp. 51-66)
  • The Unasked Question in Australian Tennis, Virginia O’Farrell (pp. 67-86)

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