Dome at dusk: Australia’s golden age of cycling

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Fans awaiting the arrival of Hubert Opperman at the completion of his trans-continental ride, 1937, outside Malvern Star showroom, Campbell Street, Sydney
Date
15 February 2018, 6:00pm6:30pm
Cost
Free
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Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Visit the Changing face of Victoria exhibition to uncover the stories of the endurance cyclists at the centre of Australia’s 1930s cycling craze, including Malvern Star-sponsored Hubert Opperman, whose celebrity once rivalled that of cricketer Don Bradman and racehorse Phar Lap!

Post-World War I Australians were gripped by the endurance cycling craze at a time when questions about colonialism, masculinity and modernity were emerging in the public consciousness.

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