Recognising the first Australian team to win an Olympic Gold Medal

Recognising the first Australian team to win an Olympic Gold Medal

How time flies! It's hard to believe it is almost the middle of 2024 (mathematically, the middle of the year is 1st July).

Our latest book is another Olympics non-fiction about some forgotten Gold Medalists, the 1988 Australian Women's Hockey team. 

Ladies First - The Story of Australia's First Olympic Hockey Gold Medal is a compelling account of the remarkable journey undertaken by the Australian women's hockey team at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

These 16 women secured Australia's first Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey and clinched the nation's first Gold Medal for a team sport.

Yet, despite their incredible feat, their achievements have faded into relative obscurity over time compared with other Gold Medal winners. Author Ashley Morrison delves into the intriguing question of why this team, despite their groundbreaking success, has been largely overlooked by history.

As Olympian and former Senator Nova Peris OAM OLY notes in the terrific Foreword, the "1988 team was the foundation stone of Australian hockey at the Olympics."

Along with Turning the Tide by Michelle Ford with Craig Lord (published in March), it's another fabulous righting of Australian Olympic history on the cusp of the Paris Olympics.

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