Summer of Sport in Sydney

Summer in Australia brings a non-stop series of sporting events. See some current events as well as historic images of previous sporting summers!
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Ricky Ponting salutes the crowd after being dismissed for the last time in international cricket, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012© Getty Images. Don't forget, January 3 in Sydney for Test Cricket and seek out, 'Cricket in Australia' at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Ricky Ponting salutes the crowd after being dismissed for the last time in international cricket, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012© Getty Images. Don't forget, January 3 in Sydney for Test Cricket and seek out, 'Cricket in Australia' at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Don Bradman at Sydney Cricket Ground with his "Don Bradman" brand Sykes bat, Jan 1932, by Sam Hood. Picture from the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Don Bradman at Sydney Cricket Ground with his "Don Bradman" brand Sykes bat, Jan 1932, by Sam Hood. Picture from the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Australia and NSW opening batsman David Warner has just cracked a ton in the 2nd Test vs South Africa in Adelaide. Don't forget international cricket comes to Sydney January 3. Image courtesy of Getty Images and Cricinfo

Australia and NSW opening batsman David Warner has just cracked a ton in the 2nd Test vs South Africa in Adelaide. Don't forget international cricket comes to Sydney January 3. Image courtesy of Getty Images and Cricinfo

Ricky Ponting jogs out to bat for the last time in international cricket, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012© Getty Images. Unfortunately, Ponting was dismissed for 8. No fairytale! The Sydney Test Match begins January 3. Search SLNSW's Discover Collection, 'Cricket in Australia' here, http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Ricky Ponting jogs out to bat for the last time in international cricket, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012© Getty Images. Unfortunately, Ponting was dismissed for 8. No fairytale! The Sydney Test Match begins January 3. Search SLNSW's Discover Collection, 'Cricket in Australia' here, http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Surf race at Nobbys Beach (Newcastle), 1954 by Sam Hood. Round 2 of the Kellogs Nutri Grain Iron Man Series comes to Newcastle Saturday 12 January 2013 and there will be many surf carnivals at Sydney's beaches over the summer months. Search for the history of all things surf and lifesaving at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Surf race at Nobbys Beach (Newcastle), 1954 by Sam Hood. Round 2 of the Kellogs Nutri Grain Iron Man Series comes to Newcastle Saturday 12 January 2013 and there will be many surf carnivals at Sydney's beaches over the summer months. Search for the history of all things surf and lifesaving at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Image of the start of a recent Sydney to Hobart yacht race, which gets under way each Boxing Day. Not long now! Search SLNSW collection for shots of past races here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Image of the start of a recent Sydney to Hobart yacht race, which gets under way each Boxing Day. Not long now! Search SLNSW collection for shots of past races here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Michael Clarke - the boy from Western Sydney has just scored 50 in the 2nd Test against South Africa in Adelaide. Sydney Test Vs Sri Lanka begins January 3. Search the State Library of NSW for 'Cricket in Australia' as a part of Discover Collections at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Michael Clarke in Australia v India - Second Test: Day 3

Michael Clarke - the boy from Western Sydney has just scored 50 in the 2nd Test against South Africa in Adelaide. Sydney Test Vs Sri Lanka begins January 3. Search the State Library of NSW for 'Cricket in Australia' as a part of Discover Collections at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Match-saver Faf du Plessis (78 and 110 not out) shakes hands with Australian captain Michael Clarke (230). Don't forget the series decider starts in Perth Friday November 30. For more on Cricket in Australia, check out SLNSW's Discover Collection of the same name at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Match-saver Faf du Plessis (78 and 110 not out) shakes hands with Australian captain Michael Clarke (230). Don't forget the series decider starts in Perth Friday November 30. For more on Cricket in Australia, check out SLNSW's Discover Collection of the same name at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Michael Hussey walks in for his final Test innings, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2013. Check out 'Cricket in Australia' at the State Library here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Michael Hussey walks in for his final Test innings, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2013. Check out 'Cricket in Australia' at the State Library here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Women's Australian Open of Surfing Manly Beach 2012 - There will be many surfing contests in Sydney over the coming months - you may even want to learn to surf? For more on both see http://www.surfingaustralia.com/ For more on Australian surfing history, see our catalogue http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Women's Australian Open of Surfing Manly Beach 2012 - There will be many surfing contests in Sydney over the coming months - you may even want to learn to surf? For more on both see http://www.surfingaustralia.com/ For more on Australian surfing history, see our catalogue http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/


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Apia International Sydney 2013 - Event - Sydney.com The state library has an extensive collection of images and texts relating to tennis which can be explored here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Apia International Sydney 2013 - Event - Sydney.com The state library has an extensive collection of images and texts relating to tennis which can be explored here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Michael Clarke - the boy from Western Sydney has just scored 50 in the 2nd Test against South Africa in Adelaide. Sydney Test Vs Sri Lanka begins January 3. Search the State Library of NSW for 'Cricket in Australia' as a part of Discover Collections at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Michael Clarke in Australia v India - Second Test: Day 3

Michael Clarke - the boy from Western Sydney has just scored 50 in the 2nd Test against South Africa in Adelaide. Sydney Test Vs Sri Lanka begins January 3. Search the State Library of NSW for 'Cricket in Australia' as a part of Discover Collections at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Image of the start of a recent Sydney to Hobart yacht race, which gets under way each Boxing Day. Not long now! Search SLNSW collection for shots of past races here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Image of the start of a recent Sydney to Hobart yacht race, which gets under way each Boxing Day. Not long now! Search SLNSW collection for shots of past races here http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

The 2nd Australian Cricket test starts today in Adelaide, here's a picture of Adelaide in 1876 from the State Library of New South Wales http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

The 2nd Australian Cricket test starts today in Adelaide, here's a picture of Adelaide in 1876 from the State Library of New South Wales http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Surf race at Nobbys Beach (Newcastle), 1954 by Sam Hood. Round 2 of the Kellogs Nutri Grain Iron Man Series comes to Newcastle Saturday 12 January 2013 and there will be many surf carnivals at Sydney's beaches over the summer months. Search for the history of all things surf and lifesaving at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Surf race at Nobbys Beach (Newcastle), 1954 by Sam Hood. Round 2 of the Kellogs Nutri Grain Iron Man Series comes to Newcastle Saturday 12 January 2013 and there will be many surf carnivals at Sydney's beaches over the summer months. Search for the history of all things surf and lifesaving at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Goalmouth scramble in the game between New South Wales and the touring England amateur team, Sydney Showgrounds, 3 July 1937. England won 3-1. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=36246

Goalmouth scramble in the game between New South Wales and the touring England amateur team, Sydney Showgrounds, 3 July 1937. England won 3-1. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=36246

Emirates Australian Open Golf Championship - Event - Sydney.com  The SLNSW contains many historical golfing images in it's collection at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Emirates Australian Open Golf Championship - Event - Sydney.com The SLNSW contains many historical golfing images in it's collection at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Match-saver Faf du Plessis (78 and 110 not out) shakes hands with Australian captain Michael Clarke (230). Don't forget the series decider starts in Perth Friday November 30. For more on Cricket in Australia, check out SLNSW's Discover Collection of the same name at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Match-saver Faf du Plessis (78 and 110 not out) shakes hands with Australian captain Michael Clarke (230). Don't forget the series decider starts in Perth Friday November 30. For more on Cricket in Australia, check out SLNSW's Discover Collection of the same name at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricket/index.html

Australia and NSW opening batsman David Warner has just cracked a ton in the 2nd Test vs South Africa in Adelaide. Don't forget international cricket comes to Sydney January 3. Image courtesy of Getty Images and Cricinfo

Australia and NSW opening batsman David Warner has just cracked a ton in the 2nd Test vs South Africa in Adelaide. Don't forget international cricket comes to Sydney January 3. Image courtesy of Getty Images and Cricinfo

Chris Rogers raises the bat after reaching his hundred, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, February 23, 2014

Chris Rogers raises the bat after reaching his hundred, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, February 23, 2014

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