Tony Birch seminar on the involvement of Indigenous players in the AFL


Thursday, April 26

6-8pm at the Jika Jika Community Centre, corner of Union and Plant Streets, Northcote (very near Westgarth Station).


Dr Tony Birch, writer and university lecturer, looks at the issues surrounding the participation of Indigenous Australians in football, and the way that Indigenous footballers are portrayed in the day-to-day reporting of the AFL. This discussion will analyse the various incidents of the last few weeks.

(No doubt some of us will grab a bite to eat somewhere in Westgarth afterwards)

To confirm your interest in the seminar please email [email protected]

It’s terrific to have Tony Birch writing for us at the Almanac and leading this discussion. Tony is a Melbourne-based historian and writer.  He’s worked as an arts curator, and was involved in the foundation exhibition, ‘Koori Voices’, at the Melbourne Museum in the Carlton Gardens.  He’s published widely in the area of colonial and Aboriginal history.  His books include Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009), and Blood (2011).  Tony currently teaches in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, where he holds a Master of Arts in Writing and a PhD in History. And he is a former Royboy who shows that miracles can happen because now he is a passionate Bluebagger.


  1. John

    Looking forward to it, see you on the 26th.

    Sean Curtain

  2. Stephanie Holt says

    Bugger! Can’t be there. Assuming this will end up on/in Almanac somewhere?

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