Australia's Asian sporting context

Sean Brawley*

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This historiographical article explores a lacuna in the study of the Australia's relationship with the broad Asian region. The study of Australia's Asian context has neglected the role played by sport, especially in the period before the Pacific War. By considering hitherto neglected Australian-Asian sporting contests in the 1920s and 30s, the article problematises much of the existing historiography (with its focus on the "White Australia Policy" and the "Yellow Peril") and enhances our understanding of Australia's cultural interactions with its region in the period before the Pacific War.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-427
Number of pages7
JournalSport in Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes


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