“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland”- You’re invited to the launch

Book Launch – 11th December 2018


Books available from 2pm on 11 December at Coorparoo AFC, QLD

Book launch from 6pm sharp to 6.45pm 

If you are coming to the launch please RSVP to [email protected]

You are welcome to have a guest join you.

Book sales from 2pm to 6pm

Bar and snacks available until 7.30pm

Notice of launches in regional Queensland in March/April 2019 to come

If you can’t make it to the launch – books can be purchased on-line at www.q150.net.au 



Despite commonly held misconceptions, Australian football has been played in Queensland for a long time.
Over 150 years ago the first Brisbane Football Club was formed and since then Australian rules football has been played in the sunshine state, albeit for a brief period in the last decade of the 19th century.


After over a decade of research, Greg Parker and Murray Bird will release their book ? “More of the Kangaroo” ? in late November 2018.


The comprehensive history will be over 900 pages in length and cover the trajectory of the code throughout the state. It will include over 500 images and reveal facts about the evolution of the code at a local level that are little known.


This book is a local history, detailing the heroics, the controversies, the premierships and the success and failures, from Cairns to Coolangatta. The more recent deeds of teams in the national Australian Football League are not the subject of “More of the Kangaroo”. Local heroes and villains, champion teams from Townsville to Toowong, umpires, interstate matches, women’s football and much more are chronicled, described and brought to life.



Experience and share personal recollections about the game – be it a great achievement, a memorable moment or a funny incident. We’d love to hear from you.



If you love the game of Australian football, if you have an interest in the history of Queensland, or if you just like a well-researched and well-written book, then purchase a copy of “More of the Kangaroo”.

900 plus pages and over 500 images.

RRP for a standard book will be $90


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