ASSH Sydney Chapter – Panel on ‘The neglect of Australian field hockey by sports historians’

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023 6pm
Location: Macquarie Room, State Library of New South Wales
Richard Cashman: Chair
Janet Beverley: Author of a PhD on Australian women’s hockey.
Max Solling: Author of a manuscript, submitted to Halstead Press, which is a social history of Australian hockey.

Discussion topics: Why the neglect of field hockey by sports historians? , The story of Australian hockey ; Is the women’s story different from the men’s story? ; The amalgamation of men’s and women’s hockey ; The context of hockey — geography, class, gender ;Strength and weaknesses.

Grit & Gold: Tales from a Sporting Nation

Exhibition at the National Library of Australia, 9 June 2023 – 5 November 2023. Grit & Gold: Tales from a Sporting Nation brings you a celebration of Australia’s rich sporting heritage and its effect on our culture over the years. Through a collection of books, magazines, paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia, the exhibition retells the stories that have brought joy, sorrow and everything in between to every Australian household (and sports pub) on game day and beyond. The exhibition runs from 9 June 2023 to 5 November 2023 and is exclusive to Canberra. Entry is free, no booking required.

Sporting Traditions Conference 2023 will include sessions at the National Library on Tuesday 11 July 2023. More detailed information on the Exhibition.