By John Maynard

The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe

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This second, updated and revised edition of John Maynard's popular best-seller from 2011 is a celebration of the journey of taken by Aboriginal sportsmen and women who forged the way for the current crop of talented players in football, which details the previously untold history of Aboriginal involvement with the ‘world game’.

The multicultural environment of Australian soccer after World War II provided Aboriginal players with a haven from the prejudice and racism of wider Australian society.

This wonderful book interweaves John's personal narrative and expert historical and cultural understanding with links to the broader Indigenous world community. 

John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of NSW and Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle.

More Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: August 2019 (Second Edition)
  • ISBN: 978-1-925914-06-1, 978-1-924914-07-8 (ePub)
  • Weight: 0.5kg
  • Size: 216mmx140mm
  • Pages: 280, including 16 pages of images and index
  • Imprint: Fair Play Publishing

About the Author

Professor John Maynard is a Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of NSW and a Professor of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Newcastle.

 He has held several major positions and served on numerous prominent organizations and committees including Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association, New South Wales History Council, Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council, Australian Research Council College of Experts, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network and the NSW Fulbright Selection Committee.

 He gained his Ph.D. in 2003, examining the rise of early Aboriginal political activism. He has worked with and within many Aboriginal communities, urban, rural, and remote. Professor Maynard’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of Aboriginal political and social history, and the history of Australian race relations.

​John is a passionate football fan and the author of several books on Aboriginal people and sport.

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