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Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland
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Joe Gorman
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Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland

Joe Gorman


9780702260421

Queensland Univ. Press


Social & cultural history;
Sports & outdoor recreation


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304 pages

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For more than 40 years, rugby league has embodied all the hopes and dreams, contradictions and tensions of life in the Sunshine State. The game speaks to Queenslanders' sense of being the underdog and the outsider - a powerful undercurrent that sweeps through politics, business, the arts, and sport. The enduring appeal of State of Origin is that it allows Queensland to balance the scales, at least for 80 minutes.

In Heartland, journalist Joe Gorman chronicles a tale of loss and rebirth - from the decline of the Brisbane Rugby League competition and North Queensland's Foley Shield to the extraordinary rise of the Broncos and the Cowboys in the NRL. Weaving together stories of diehard supporters and game-changing players, from Arthur Beetson to Johnathan Thurston, this is a revealing account of Queensland's coming of age, both on and off the field.

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By:   Joe Gorman
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   372g
ISBN:   9780702260421
ISBN 10:   0702260428
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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