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Black Pearls: The Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame

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Summary

Evonne Goolagong, Cathy Freeman, Nova Peris, Lionel Rose, Artie Beetson, Polly Farmer, are just a few of our Australian sporting heroes who, since the mid-1880s, have helped shape Australia's identity as a great sporting nation.

They, along with 269 other sporting greats, are showcased here in this 3rd edition of the Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame.

Spanning 36 sports across a period of 150 years, Black Pearls presents some of our Olympic heroes, superb sportswomen, football giants, boxing legends, lightning sprinters, and more – from darts champions to world class weightlifters and woodchoppers.

Black Pearls is, however, more than a sports book. It reveals a history of inclusion and exclusion, about Aboriginal determination in the face of enormous obstacles, and resilience in overcoming remoteness, discriminatory laws, incarceration on isolated reserves, and opponents in a variety of sports arenas.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Black Pearls: The Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/black-pearls-the-aboriginal-and-islander-sports-hall-of-fame>, retrieved 18 February 2019

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