‘No Pangs of Conscience’: Nostalgia, Race, Masculinity, and the Emergence of Australian Rules Football in Rural South West Victoria

  title={‘No Pangs of Conscience’: Nostalgia, Race, Masculinity, and the Emergence of Australian Rules Football in Rural South West Victoria},
  author={N. Marshall and M. Klugman},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={496 - 512}
Abstract For over 140 years, Australian Rules football has been one of the most popular sporting pastimes in the rural south west of the Australian state of Victoria. Yet, the meaning and impact of this football code in regional Australia remains relatively uncharted. This paper begins the process of redressing the gap by examining recollections of the emergence of the sport in south west Victoria produced in the late 1930s by a writer with the pen-name ‘Old Eaglehawk’. These nostalgic… Expand


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