Obstacle race : Aborigines in sport / Colin Tatz Tatz, Colin

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Athletes, Aboriginal Australian.; Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame.; Aboriginal Australians - Games - History.
Of the 1200 people named in this book, perhaps only six were raised with access to equipment, training, travel and competition. The rest were either brought up in remote settlements where sport was abhorred or ignored, or taken from their parents and raised in 'assimilation' homes. Men were often exploited as gladiators and entertainers, while women still receive less in the way of encouragement, facilities and access than any other sector of the Australian community. As well as bringing to light many moving and inspiring individual stories, Colin Tatz puts the whole issue of Aboriginal sport in its historical, political, legal and philosophical context. The personal experiences mirror racial and social trends across the decades as Aborigines hurdle the continuing obstacles of racism and adversity - and their opponents. Obstacle Race contains and abundance of sporting detail supported by a wealth of rare photographs.
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