Almanac (Indigenous) Footy History: Syd Jackson and the 2020 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

It’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round and this post includes links to various articles and videos about Syd Jackson and the broader history of Indigenous football and footballers in Australia. (Articles by Sean Gorman, Roy Hay, Mike Sexton, Rod Gillett)

Almanac Footy History: ‘Albert “Pompey” Austin: A man between two worlds’

Roy Hay has released a new book. ‘Albert ”Pompey” Austin: A man between two worlds’ is Roy’s follow up to his highly successful ‘Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere’, where he first introduced readers to Pompey Austin. Roy has provided readers with an introduction to his new book.

Memories of a Good Bloke, Football, Aboriginal Children and a Car!

Allan Barden reminisces about his time in Darwin, a great mate and their work with disadvantaged Aboriginal kids through footy. His car played a starring role! (A beautiful memoir – Ed.)

Goodesy

Senior high school student Paddy Grindlay expresses his thoughts about Adam Goodes, the footballer and the person.

The unveiling of the Nicky Winmar statue

Sydney Malakellis gives this poignant account of the unveiling of the Nicky Winmar statue in Perth. (A beautiful piece of writing – Ed.)

Almanac Indigenous Football – The power of language: by Roy Hay

Roy Hay considers the response from the AFL about the racism experienced by Adam Goodes at the end of his career, emphasising this response was all too familiar as his reports highlights.