In response to abusive racist taunts from Collingwood fans, St. Kilda footballer Nicky Winmar pulled up his jersey to point with pride to his skin colour, Australia, 1993, photograph by Wayne Ludbey.

In response to abusive racist taunts from Collingwood fans, St. Kilda footballer Nicky Winmar pulled up his jersey to point with pride to his skin colour, Australia, 1993, photograph by Wayne Ludbey.

Les Kew Ming “The Fighting Footballer”. Ming was one of the early Australian Rules players who were Chinese.

Les Kew Ming “The Fighting Footballer”. Ming was one of the early Australian Rules players who were Chinese.

Marngrook, Tom Wills and the Continuing Denial of Indigenous History On the origins of Australian football - Meanjin

Marngrook, Tom Wills and the Continuing Denial of Indigenous History On the origins of Australian football - Meanjin

Identity, Scandal and Sport - Radio National program.  Sport has united us and provided an easy shortcut to national identity. But what happens when things turns bad?

Identity, Scandal and Sport - Radio National program. Sport has united us and provided an easy shortcut to national identity. But what happens when things turns bad?

Tooheys Draught (Australian ad) 1980. Tooheys Draught beer commercial from 1980 transferred from Philips VCR LP tape. This commercial featured a bunch of famous cricketers of the day in a cricket match and the jingle song was done by Mojo which they sing "I Feel Like A Tooheys" (video length 0:59

Tooheys Draught (Australian ad) 1980. Tooheys Draught beer commercial from 1980 transferred from Philips VCR LP tape. This commercial featured a bunch of famous cricketers of the day in a cricket match and the jingle song was done by Mojo which they sing "I Feel Like A Tooheys" (video length 0:59

CSIRO research - The future of Australian sport: megatrends shaping the sports sector over coming decades

CSIRO research - The future of Australian sport: megatrends shaping the sports sector over coming decades

SBS: World Cup war questions Australia's national identity

SBS: World Cup war questions Australia's national identity


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The Age Political Opinion column: Does Australia need sport? The myth is that sport adds social cohesion; that elite sport helps national identity... All contestable.

The Age Political Opinion column: Does Australia need sport? The myth is that sport adds social cohesion; that elite sport helps national identity... All contestable.

Kicking Goals: Sport in Australian National Identity

Kicking Goals: Sport in Australian National Identity

Wallace Anderson, Australian soldier, c. 1926, bronze, 47 x 53 x 40 cm

Wallace Anderson, Australian soldier, c. 1926, bronze, 47 x 53 x 40 cm

Wallace Anderson, Evacuation, 1925, bronze, 82.2 x 50.1 x 37.5 cm

Wallace Anderson, Evacuation, 1925, bronze, 82.2 x 50.1 x 37.5 cm

Howard Arkley, Fabricated rooms, 1999, synthetic polymer paint on 17 canvasses, 203 x 1930 overall

Howard Arkley, Fabricated rooms, 1999, synthetic polymer paint on 17 canvasses, 203 x 1930 overall

Ah Xian, China China - Bust 71, 2002, porcelain, 25.5 x 32.6 x 23.6 cm

Ah Xian, China China - Bust 71, 2002, porcelain, 25.5 x 32.6 x 23.6 cm

Noel Counihan, The new order, 1942, oil on composition board, 61.7 x 80.1 cm

Noel Counihan, The new order, 1942, oil on composition board, 61.7 x 80.1 cm

Jeffrey Smart, Wallaroo, 1951, oil on plywood, 68.4 x 107.0 cm

Jeffrey Smart, Wallaroo, 1951, oil on plywood, 68.4 x 107.0 cm

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