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The Resource Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia, Larry Writer

Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia, Larry Writer

Label
Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia
Title
Pitched battle
Title remainder
in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Larry Writer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1971, when the racially selected all-white Springbok rugby team toured Australia, we became a nation at war with ourselves. There was bloodshed as tens of thousands of anti-Apartheid campaigners clashed with governments, police, and rugby fans : who were given free reign to assault protestors. Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared a State of Emergency. Prime minister William McMahon called the Wallabies who refused to play 'national disgraces'. Barbed wire ringed the great rugby grounds to stop protestors invading the field. Pitched Battle recreates what became one of the most rancorous periods in modern Australian history : a time of courage, pain, faith, fanaticism, and political opportunism : which made heroes of the Wallabies who refused to play, played a key role in the later political careers of Peter Beattie, Meredith Burgmann, and Peter Hain, and ultimately contributed to the abandonment of Apartheid
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Writer, Larry
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Springboks (Rugby team)
  • Wallabies (Rugby team)
  • Rugby football players
  • Rugby Union football
  • Discrimination in sports
Label
Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia, Larry Writer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057095992
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925321616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)939393013
Label
Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia, Larry Writer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057095992
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925321616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)939393013

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