Evonne Goolagong, Cathy Freeman, Nova Peris, Lionel Rose, Artie Beetson, Polly Farmer are just a few of our Australian sporting heroes who, since the mid-1880s, have helped shape Australia's identity as a great sporting nation. They, along with 261 other individual sporting greats, are showcased here in this new edition of the Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame.
Spanning 36 sports across a period of 166 years, Black Pearls presents some of our Olympic heroes, superb sportswomen, football giants, boxing legends, lightning sprinters and more - from darts champions to world class weightlifters and woodchoppers.
Black Pearls is more than a sports book. It reveals a history of inclusion and exclusion, about Aboriginal determination in the face of enormous obstacles, and resilience in overcoming remoteness, discriminatory laws, incarceration on isolated reserves, and opponents in a variety of sports arenas.
- 272mm x 208mm x 25mm
- Released May 2018
- ISBN 9781925302950
About The Author
COLIN TATZ was born and educated in South Africa. He has PhD in Aboriginal administration and was Professor of Politics at the University of New England and Macquarie Universities.
He is the author of 25 books including Obstacle Race: Aborigines in Sport.
PAUL TATZ was born in South Africa and raised in Australia where he studied as a professional photographer at the Sydney School of Arts.
He is the co-author of two books with Colin Tatz; Black Diamonds (Allen & Unwin, 1996) and Black Gold: The Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame (Aboriginal Studies Press).
About The Cover
Front cover: Catherine (Cathy) Freeman (courtesy of John Fairfax Holdings) and Peter Matera (News Limited).
Back cover: Tony Mundine (John Fairfax Group).