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Pitched battle : in the frontline of the 1971 springbok tour of australia / Larry Writer
Bib ID 8037812
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Writer, Larry, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2016 
1 online resource (329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ) : illustrations. 
ISBN 9781925307658
1925307654
Invalid ISBN 9781925321616
1925321614
1925228746
9781925228748
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Summary

A vivid story of the men and women who took a stand when sport mixed with politicsIn 1971, when the racially selected all-white Springbok rugby team toured Australia, we became a nation at war with ourselves. There was bloodshed as tens of thousands of anti-Apartheid campaigners clashed with governments, police, and rugby fans--who were given free reign to assault protestors. Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared a State of Emergency. Prime minister William McMahon called the Wallabies who refused to play 'national disgraces'. Barbed wire ringed the great rugby grounds to stop protestors invading the field.Pitched Battle recreates what became of the most rancorous periods in modern Australian history--a time of courage, pain, faith, fanaticism, and political opportunism--which made heroes of the Wallabies who refused to play, played a key role in the later political careers of Peter Beattie, Meredith Burgmann, and Peter Hain, and ultimately contributed to the abandonment of Apartheid.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI. Available via World Wide Web. 
Subjects Springboks (Rugby team)  |  Wallabies (Rugby team)  |  Springboks (Rugby team)  |  Wallabies (Rugby team)  |  Sports & Recreation - History.  |  Human rights.  |  Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - General.  |  History of sport.  |  Australia.  |  Republic of South Africa.  |  Rugby Union.  |  Political Science / Human Rights.  |  Social discrimination & inequality.  |  Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations.  |  Demonstrations & protest movements.  |  Political Science - International Relations - General.  |  Republic Of South Africa.  |  Sports & Recreation - Rugby.  |  International relations.  |  Rugby football players -- Political activity -- Australia.  |  Rugby Union football -- Australia -- History.  |  Discrimination in sports -- Australia.  |  Racism in sports.  |  Rugby Union football.  |  Discrimination in sports.  |  Racism in sports -- Australia.  |  Anti-apartheid movements.  |  Anti-apartheid movements -- Australia -- History.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Electronic books  |  History.  |  Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Scribe
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