Journal article

The aboriginal football ethic: Where the rules get flexible

T Butcher, B Judd

Griffith Review | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016


IN HIS HIGHLY influential history of Australian rules football, Geoffrey Blainey promoted the idea that the sport constituted a ‘game of our own’. In making this claim, Blainey suggested the sport was the outcome of Anglo-Australian cultural innovations. In raising the prospect of an Aboriginal football ethic we question this assertion and ask who is really taking this indigenous sport forward today.

University of Melbourne Researchers