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People of the Boot

The Triumphs and Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport

by Dashiel Lawrence & Ashley Browne

Page Extent:260 pages
Book Size:234 x 156 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Jews have made a unique and profound contribution to the Australian sporting landscape. Among them: world champions, rugby internationals, AFL premiership winners,test cricketers, Olympic medallists and countless administrators who have kept major clubs and codes afloat. Yet their part in the onfield and off-field narrative of Australian sport has been left unwritten. Until now. People of the Boot: The Untold Stories of Australian Jews in Sport tells the remarkable and unheralded stories of how an ethnic community forged their own distinct path in Australian sport. It draws together some of Australia’s brightest journalists, sport writers, editors, researchers and broadcasters to offer fresh insights into a remarkable tale of multicultural success.