Tim Hogan on Australian Rules football

Librarian Tim Hogan loves sport and he loves working at the Library, which he describes as the epicentre of Australian Rules football material.

'One of the things that interests me about the football material is the way it intersects with art and literature and culture'

– Tim Hogan

In this video Tim takes us on a guided tour of the Library’s football material, highlighting its melding of art and culture, politics and social insights. From the role of women in the game as both fans and players to the mix of politics and sport captured in cartoons from the 1920s, there's a lot to explore. Many of the fragile materials have been digitised, so you can view them from home.

Whether you’re studying football or are interested in the game and its social impact, administration and on- and off-field history, Tim reckons the Library is the best source of AFL material in the world.

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