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The Resource Aborigines and the 'sport of kings' : Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history, John Maynard

Aborigines and the 'sport of kings' : Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history, John Maynard

Label
Aborigines and the 'sport of kings' : Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history
Title
Aborigines and the 'sport of kings'
Title remainder
Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history
Statement of responsibility
John Maynard
Title variation
Aborigines and the 'sport of kings'
Title variation remainder
Aboriginal jockeys in Australian racing history
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aborigines and the Sport of Kings celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal peoples first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal peoples uncanny affinity with horses; their excellence in caring for them and in riding. So, moving from the skilled workers who were the backbone of the Australian pastoral industries to racing horses was an obvious step. Amongst the many Aboriginal jockeys highlighted in the book are Merv Maynard, Norm Rose, Frank Reys, Richard Lawrence 'Darby' McCarthy and Leigh-Anne Goodwin, Australia's first female Aboriginal jockey to ride a winner at a metropolitan track. Coming from a proud Aboriginal family and a racing background, John Maynard knows first hand that there have always been more Aboriginal jockeys than is usually admitted
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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Maynard, John
Dewey number
798.4009239915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
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  • Maynard, John
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
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  • St Albans, Peter
  • Johnstone, Rae "Togo"
  • Munro, David Hugh
  • Maynard, Mervyn
  • Reys, Frank
  • Rose, Norm
  • McCarthy, Richard Lawrence,
  • Goodwin, Leigh-Anne
  • Flannigan, Charlie
  • Kennedy, Percy
  • Read, Massa
  • Dries, Jimmy
  • Murray, Besley
  • Johnson, Stan
  • Broderick, Kenny
  • Duvall, Frank
  • Duvall, Jack
  • Hodgson, Douglas C
  • Taylor, Gordon
  • Mathews, David
  • Hart, Reg
  • Lord, William
  • Booth, Geoff
  • Pickwick, Glen
  • Appo, Lyall
  • Appo, Bradley
  • Timbery, Paul
  • Bynder, Rosalyn
  • Chambers, Gaynor
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Jockeys
  • Racehorse trainers
  • Aboriginal Australian jockeys
  • Horse racing
Target audience
general
Label
Aborigines and the 'sport of kings' : Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history, John Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Revised edition"
  • Previous edition: Aboriginal stars of the turf : jockeys of Australian racing history / John Maynard, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000051731755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xi, 152 pages
Isbn
9781922059543
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)853110821
Label
Aborigines and the 'sport of kings' : Indigenous jockeys in Australian racing history, John Maynard
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Revised edition"
  • Previous edition: Aboriginal stars of the turf : jockeys of Australian racing history / John Maynard, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000051731755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xi, 152 pages
Isbn
9781922059543
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)853110821

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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