Football in Australia before codification, 1820–1860

Hay, Roy 2014, Football in Australia before codification, 1820–1860, International journal of the history of sport, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1047-1061, doi: 10.1080/09523367.2014.882326.

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Title Football in Australia before codification, 1820–1860
Author(s) Hay, RoyORCID iD for Hay, Roy
Journal name International journal of the history of sport
Volume number 31
Issue number 9
Start page 1047
End page 1061
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0952-3367
Keyword(s) Football
Australian history
History of football
Origins of football
Football culture
Summary Though the focus of this article is Australia, it is intended as a contribution to the debate about what was happening in the UK and elsewhere before football was codified by the Football Association in 1863. There is mounting evidence that a football culture existed far beyond the public schools and universities and that small-sided predominantly kicking games, often for monetary or other rewards, were being played by migrants to Australia who drew on their British heritage. Not only that but the game was being presented and encouraged by public authorities who would not have countenanced doing so had there been a risk of a breakdown in public order or violence accompanying the games. The article provides support for the arguments developed by Adrian Harvey in the UK.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09523367.2014.882326
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
2103 Historical Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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