30 Australian Sports Legends

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Random House Australia, 2008 - Sports - 187 pages
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For many Australians sport is an obsession - some even call it a religion! Others just enjoy having a bit of fun while keeping fit. Our remarkable sportspeople compete in a huge variety of events, making Australia one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Everyone has a favourite sport they love to play or team they want to join. This collection features thirty of your favourite sports stars and events, including icons such as Ian Thorpe, Cathy Freeman, Dawn Fraser, Donald Bradman and Phar Lap. They appear alongside other greats such as Casey Stoner, Lauren Jackson, Karrie Webb, Midge Farelly and Layne Beachley. Plus, you'll find novelty sports for animals and humans. Have you ever thought about racing a camel or a lizard? Or how about having a boat regatta . . . in a dry riverbed? Whether you're after laps, goals, swings, strokes, marks, aces, waves or hoops, 30 Australian Sports Legends has fascinating facts, trivia and - oops! - sporting mishaps to appeal to everyone.

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About the author (2008)

Gregory Rogers was an Australian author and illustrator. He studied fine art at the Queensland College of Art and worked as a graphic designer after completing his studies. He was the first Australian to receive the Carnegie Medal, for Libby Hathorn¿s Way Home. Rogers was best known in the United States for his book, The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Rogers died of stomach cancer in Brisbane on May 1. He was 55.

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