Aborigines and the 'Sport of Kings' third edition celebrates the significant and exciting involvement of Aboriginal people in Australian racing history.
The result of Maynard's historical research and insider's perceptions is a remarkable social and sports history of one of Australia's most popular cultural institutions.
The book is a valuable curative to the apparent disinterest shown by academic historians of society, culture and sport, as well as sports journalists. Biographies, anecdotes and photographs enliven the text.
- 240mm x 170mm x 15mm
- Released November 2013
- ISBN 9781922059543
Foreword by Richard Waterhouse
Introduction: Aboriginal jockeys — a proud past but an uncertain future?
PART I: BEHIND THE BARRIERS — THE BACKGROUND TO INDIGENOUS INVOLVEMENT IN RACING
The Arrival of the horse
Off and Racing: Characters and yarns from the Inner Sanctum
Identity, Racing and Racism
Aboriginal Women in Racing
To the Finish Line
PART II: RIDING HIGH: THE STARS OF THE TURF
Peter St Albans
Rae ‘Togo’ Johnstone
David Hugh ‘Darby’ Munro
Richard Lawrence ‘Darby’ McCarthy
PART III: AHEAD OF THE FIELD- MORE INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN JOCKEYS
Frank and Jack Duval
Reg ‘Punter’ Hart
Rosalyn and Rod Bynder
About The Author
Professor John Maynard is one of the most prolific and respected voices writing about Aboriginal history. He has won awards, is in demand as a speaker and as an advisor for television programs. He is Professor of Aboriginal Studies, Newcastle University, and currently an ARC research fellow.
His most recent publication is The Aboriginal soccer tribe (Magabala) while his previous publications with Aboriginal Studies Press include popular Fight for liberty and freedom and he was also a contributor to Uncommon ground.
About The Cover
Front cover: Lyall Appo winning the Mansell Concrete 1200mm on Youthful, 2002. Photograph by Barry Pascoe, courtesy Newspix.