Duelling paradigms: Australian Aborigines, marn-grook and football histories

  title={Duelling paradigms: Australian Aborigines, marn-grook and football histories},
  author={Christopher Hallinan and Barry Judd},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={975 - 986}
The Australian Football League (AFL) boasts a significant over-representation of players from Indigenous Australian backgrounds. On this basis the AFL has come to represent itself as a leading national authority on anti-racism in sports and as a key supporter of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. In contracting an official history of Australian football, the AFL's volume reveals the limits of a historical analysis that presents itself as neutral and objective, but… 

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