The Forgotten Story of ... the Chinese Goldfields Aussie Rules leagues
Sep 24, 2019
Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Hess
The Forgotten Story of ... the Chinese Goldfields Aussie Rules leagues

Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Hess is an historian and a former staff member in the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University.  He has a long-standing interest in the social history of sport and his PhD was the first ever doctoral study of the history of Australian Rules football.  Rob is a past president of the Australian Society for Sports History and he currently serves as a regional academic editor for the International Journal of the History of Sport.  He is also a member of the Australian Football Heritage Group, an honorary heritage consultant with Netball Victoria and a Board member of the History Council of Victoria.  His most recent book (co-written with Brunette Lenkić) is Play On! The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football, published in 2016.

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Chair: Geoff Wright

Photo: Newspapers Collection, State Library of Victoria