MCC Event – Rare Book Week: Roy Hay’s book launch (July 8)

 

 

Book Launch & Author Talk
Melbourne Cricket Club Library
Roy Hay with Dr Greg De Moore

Monday 8 July, 12:30pm-1:30pm

 

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.

 

Mon 8 July, 12:30pm -1:30pm

Booking essential

library@mcc.org.au or 9657 8876.

 

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Club Library

Address: Level 3, Members Stand
M.C.G, East Melbourne

Phone:

(03) 9657 8876

 

 

Admission to all Melbourne Rare Book Week events is free

Websites: rarebookfair.com and rarebookweek.com

Read more about Roy’s book HERE.

 

 

And here is another Rare Book Week Function:

 

Rare Sports Books and Ephemera: The collectors and collections
Melbourne Cricket Club Library
Wednesday 10 July, 12:30pm-2:00pm

 

The panel of sports writers and historians including Gideon Haigh & Rusty Jackson  return to the MCC Library for our annual Melbourne Rare Book Week sports history panel discussion, led by MCC Librarian David Studham.

Which collectors have our panellists encountered and which collection have they used in the course of their work.  Where are the hidden gems of sports history? What rare treasures have been uncovered since we last met and what projects are people working on this year?

To be followed by our traditional Q&A with those in attendance.

 

Wednesday 10 July, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Booking essential

library@mcc.org.au or 9657 8876.

 

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Club Library

Address: Level 3, Members Stand
M.C.G, East Melbourne

Phone:

(03) 9657 8876

 

 

Admission to all Melbourne Rare Book Week events is free

Websites: rarebookfair.com and rarebookweek.com

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