Passport to Nowhere Aborigines in Australian Cricket 1850-1939
- Book Details
- Bernard Whimpress
- Paperback, Bibliography, Illustrations, Scorecards, 298 pp.
- Walla Walla Press 1998
- ISBN 1 876718 06 4
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Passport to Nowhere is a groundbreaking revision of the history of Aboriginal cricket. It argues that the few Aborigines who have played the game have been widely separated across time and place.
Noted sporting historian Bernard Whimpress has shown in this study of cricket in the Protection era that there has been a pattern of starting and stopping. Promising beginnings have been made on pastoral stations, missions, and by individuals, but never built upon.
Passport to Nowhere, which features individual case studies of Johnny Mullagh, Twopenny, Bullocky, Jack Marsh, Albert Henry and Eddie Gilbert, is vital to an understanding of Aboriginal sport and some of the most controversial moments in Australian cricket.
The Author, Bernard Whimpress, is Curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum. He has written six books on sport and contributed to several others, as well as writing for a wide variety of sports and historical magazines and journals in Australia and overseas.
He is the publisher/editor of the Australian cricket journal, Baggy Green. Formerly a sports magazine journalist and photographer, he holds a doctorate in history from Flinders University.