As the 2019 AFL season has kicked off to a good start, we’d like to announce the recent release of one of our most exciting new books: Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay.
It is difficult to overplay the importance of this book. Roy draws on acres of experience and evidence from Indigenous Australian contributors to present a faithful and unflinching profile of the contributions made by Indigenous Australians to the game. He does not shy away from the problematic history of European colonisation and segregation in Australia. Rather he tackles this head-on to demonstrate how Aboriginal Australians overcame these trials to leave a lasting legacy within Australian football. In a society divided by identity politics, this book emphasizes the importance of a sport which, while divisive along team lines, brings people together.
For the entire run of the AFL Football Season we are offering a 20% discount on Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code FOOTBALL20 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 29th September 2019.