The aboriginal football ethic: Where the rules get flexible

Butcher, Tim and Judd, Barry (2016). The aboriginal football ethic: Where the rules get flexible. Griffith REVIEW, 53 pp. 167–176.

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Abstract

In his highly influential history of Australian rules football, Geoffrey Blainey promoted the idea that the sport constituted a 'game of our own'. In making this claim, Blainey suggested the sport was the outcome of Anglo-Australian cultural innovations. In raising the prospect of an Aboriginal football ethic we question this assertion and ask who is really taking this indigenous sport forward today.

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