Bodyline, the British world and the evolution of an Australian national identity

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Abstract

This article contributes to the historiographical debate concerning the nature and evolution of an Australian national identity. It does so through the case study of cricket and, in particular, cricketing relations with Britain. It argues that the movement of cultural traffic-that is the two-way transmission of people, ideas and sports-between metropole and colony was central to the formation, definition and evolution of an Australian cricketing identity. Furthermore, it suggests that this sporting national identity acted as a rehearsal for a broader Australian identity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-264
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of the History of Sport
Volume32
Issue number2
Early online date2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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