Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics

The British World and an Australian National Identity

Anglo-Australian Cricket, 1860–1901

Authors: van Duinen, Jared

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  • Examines Anglo-Australian cricketing relations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century 'British World'
  • Contributes to existing historiographical debates surrounding Australian national identity
  • Assesses the development of bi-directional cultural traffic in Anglo-Australian cricke and the tensions this created
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This book explores the dynamics of Anglo-Australian cricketing relations within the ‘British World’ in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores what these interactions can tell us about broader Anglo-Australian relations during this period and, in particular, the evolution of an Australian national identity. Sport was, and is, a key aspect of Australian culture. Jared van Duinen demonstrates how sport was used to rehearse an identity that would then emerge in broader cultural and political terms. Using cricket as a case study, this book contributes to the ongoing historiographical debate about the nature and evolution of an Australian national identity.

About the authors

Jared van Duinen is Lecturer in History at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has previously published in the field of early modern British and transatlantic history with a focus on religious politics. In recent years, van Duinen has published a number of articles on the social and political significance of sport in the British Empire.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    van Duinen, Jared

  • Metropole-to-Colony Cultural Traffic and the Development of Australian Cricket, 1860–1877

    Pages 15-23

    van Duinen, Jared

  • Bi-directional Cultural Traffic and the Evolution of an Australian Cricketing Identity

    Pages 25-42

    van Duinen, Jared

  • Interlude: The British World Personified: Fred ‘the Demon’ Spofforth and Billy Midwinter

    Pages 43-47

    van Duinen, Jared

  • Lord Sheffield’s 1891–1892 Tour and the Revitalisation of Australian Cricket

    Pages 49-64

    van Duinen, Jared

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Hardcover $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British World and an Australian National Identity
Book Subtitle
Anglo-Australian Cricket, 1860–1901
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52778-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52778-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52777-6
Series ISSN
2365-998X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 85
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