The book describes their attributes and characteristics, in addition to their achievements and accomplishments at club, state and international level.
Author: Liam Hauser
Publisher: Gelding Street Press
The Immortals concept has become an established part of the Australian rugby league scene. It honours a very select group of former players regarded as the game's elite. Since 1981, when four former Australian Test captains were inducted as rugby league's first Immortals, a further nine identities have been added to the prestigious group. These players weren't just high achievers and standout performers, but also influential identities who set a new benchmark and changed the way rugby league is played. The Immortals of Rugby League delves into the illustrious careers of the 13 individuals who have attained Immortal status. The book describes their attributes and characteristics, in addition to their achievements and accomplishments at club, state and international level. The glory, triumphs and heroics, mixed with setbacks, controversies and disappointments, reflect their unique standing in rugby league. With career statistics, personal details and a range of photographs included, readers can enjoy an array of information about rugby league's Immortals.
In this book, experienced journalist and sports writer Liam Hauser selects his Immortal team from players who didn't just dominate, they changed the game with their sheer will.
Author: Liam Hauser
Cricket enthusiasts endlessly debate the question of who are the best Australian players across different eras? In this book, experienced journalist and sports writer Liam Hauser selects his Immortal team from players who didn't just dominate, they changed the game with their sheer will. How do you select a team from the Australian Immortals of Cricket? In a sport saturated with statistics and analysis and changes to rules, equipment and playing conditions, and with more than 100 years of traditions and personalities to consider, just how do you make your selection? Who makes the cut and who misses out? It is sure to lead to lively discussions and debate, and certainly controversy. But whether you agree or disagree, cricket followers around the world will find this volume provides a new perspective for the debate and an invaluable insight into the cricketing careers of some of Australia's all-time IMMORTALS.
In partnership with the naming of the four Immortals, Rugby League Week had run a competition, loading the impeccable judging panel of Tom Goodman, ...
Author: Ian Heads
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Heads and Tasker, legends themselves, set out to write a book that would continue the trail laid by early-days sporting scribes of long ago. I could not put it down.' John Coates AC, President of the Australian Olympic Committee 'I know readers will enjoy the many stories and anecdotes that Heads and Tasker have accumulated over more than a century combined in journalism.' Ian Chappell, former Australian cricket Captain. Australia enjoys a rich sporting heritage. Our small population has yielded a disproportionate number of champions. These sports stars have become known worldwide as fierce combatants and honourable competitors, achieving soaring victories, but also heart-pounding near-wins and humbling defeats. Veteran Australian sports journalists Ian Heads and Norman Tasker have seen it all. In these 65 original stories, we hear of the explosive introduction of World Series Cricket in 1977, which turned a genteel endeavour into a high-octane contest, and the clash of the titans as Packer and Murdoch squared off over the Super League war. We see Rugby Union become a battleground for race and the Olympics an arena for sublime acts of courage and achievement. We get an insider's perspective on every kind of sporting endeavour - from boxing to tennis, cricket to AFL, athletics to rugby league - and not just the action on the field, but the change room gossip and clubhouse politics as well. Written with wit, insight and a wealth of knowledge, Great Australian Sporting Stories is an enthralling expedition into the combative, collegiate, entertaining and always exciting world of Australian sport.
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Author: Greg Mallory
Publisher: Boolarong Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book is an oral history based on interviews with some of the legends of the game. Greg Mallory presents the stories of these greats the memories, the achievements, the disappointments, and the characters they met along the way in their own words, in a tribute that derives from Greg’s own love of the ‘the greatest game of all’. Such names as Crocker, Lovejoy, Gallagher, Metassa and Leis just to name a few of the people pertrayed in this book.
Author: Christopher LovelockPublish On: 2015-05-20
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Author: Christopher Lovelock
Publisher: Pearson Australia
Category: Business & Economics
"Services Marketing is well known for its authoritative presentation and strong instructor support. The new 6th edition continues to deliver on this promise. Contemporary Services Marketing concepts and techniques are presented in an Australian and Asia-Pacific context. In this edition, the very latest ideas in the subject are brought to life with new and updated case studies covering the competitive world of services marketing. New design features and a greater focus on Learning Objectives in each chapter make this an even better guide to Services Marketing for students. The strategic marketing framework gives instructors maximum flexibility in teaching. Suits undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Services Marketing."
Lewis represented Australia in thirtythree Rugby League tests and was ... The Australian magazine Rugby League Week voted Lewis one of six ' Immortals ' ...
Author: Lisanne Gibson
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Authors Lisanne Gibson and Joanna Besley have selected over 200 of Queensland’s diverse public cultural objects and placed them, for the first time, along the same continuum. Some old, some new. Some familiar, some forgotten. Some lost forever. These signposts on a cultural landscape provide a unique guide to Queensland’s stories and histories.Monumental Queensland encourages us—whoever and wherever we are—to look more closely at the things around us and how they articulate our identity. It also asks us to consider why these objects continue to matter, and shows what can happen if they’re not acknowledged.
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Author: Joe Gorman
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
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.
NRL. GRAND. FINAL. SYDNEY. 26. SEPTEMBER. 1999. One hundred and eight thousand people turn up at a place called Stadium Australia — built on a former toxic ...
Author: Patrick Mangan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A tribute to the bravest, craziest, unluckiest, most ridiculous defeats in Australian sporting history. Typically, there’s only one way to win – by being the best. But there are countless ways of having victory snatched from your grasp. Remember Pat Rafter’s 2001 Wimbledon final against the enigmatic Goran Ivanisevic. Think of Allan Border and Jeff Thomson’s titanic last-wicket partnership against England in 1982 that nearly won one of the closest-fought Tests ever. Look no further than Australian walker Jane Saville, only a few hundred metres from a gold medal at Sydney 2000 when she was tragically disqualified. And yet, as Adam Scott shows, a devastating defeat can sometimes spur a champion on to glory. From the calamitous to the hilarious, from the poignant to the absurd, sport is about so much more than gold medals, premiership trophies and urns filled with ashes. And in So Close, some of those sportspeople will finally get the recognition they deserve.
Likewise with the National Rugby League of Australia's (NRL) Johnathan Thurston. Although he is now retired, Thurston is regarded as an immortal among the ...
Author: Jason Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reveals a structured mind-body system for cultivating effortless action and intelligent spontaneity for peak performance • Details 4 fundamental habits and routines that are essential for developing peak performance and explains how to incorporate them into daily life • Explains the cognitive science behind the development of expert skills and how the teachings of ancient Eastern sages align with these scientific findings • Offers practices for cultivating physical and mental intelligence, fasting the mind, and harnessing creativity to achieve your desires Integrating the wisdom of the ancient sages with modern science, Jason Gregory explains how world-class artists and athletes reach peak performance--and how you, too, can harness this “lifestyle technology” to make your actions effortless, enjoy intelligent spontaneity, and reach optimal performance at a peak level. Drawing on modern cognitive science, Gregory explains dual process theory, which divides mental activity into two spheres: cold cognition, analogous with rational thought, and hot cognition, based on emotional intuition--a theory anticipated by ancient Eastern thought, especially the teachings of the Chinese sages. The author explains that peak performance is impossible to achieve by relying solely on cold cognition as it cuts you off from the energy reserves necessary to excel. He shows how the athletic concept of being “in the zone” is based on practices that have become energized by hot cognition and thus instinctive. Outlining a structured training system that blends hot and cold cognition, the author identifies four fundamental habits and routines that lay the foundation for a healthy embodied mind and mindful body and thus are essential for developing peak performance and success. He explains how these training methods are practical applications of ancient wisdom from Zen and Taoist traditions, such as wu-wei, as well as how they are supported by recent medical research. Building on the four fundamentals, he offers practices for cultivating physical and mental intelligence, fasting the mind, and harnessing creativity to achieve your desires. Gregory explains how, with regular practice, we can use the four fundamentals to create masterpiece days. And, as the masterpiece days compound, you build an unstoppable momentum where success is inevitable.
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Covering a time span of 1968 to 1998, and encompassing a spectrum of over 14,000 items across the history of the computer, console, accessories and software markets, the Vintropedia 2009 Price Guide is the definitive resource to a collector's needs.Included within are prices (in GBP), machine specifications, regions of origin, release dates, model names, publishing companies, old ads and more! Look no further than Vintropedia, a guide created by collectors, for collectors.
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Author: Brendan Hokowhitu
Category: Social Science
The Routledge Handbook of Critical Indigenous Studies is the first comprehensive overview of the rapidly expanding field of Indigenous scholarship. The book is ambitious in scope, ranging across disciplines and national boundaries, with particular reference to the lived conditions of Indigenous peoples in the first world. The contributors are all themselves Indigenous scholars who provide critical understandings of indigeneity in relation to ontology (ways of being), epistemology (ways of knowing), and axiology (ways of doing) with a view to providing insights into how Indigenous peoples and communities engage and examine the worlds in which they are immersed. Sections include: • Indigenous Sovereignty • Indigeneity in the 21st Century • Indigenous Epistemologies • The Field of Indigenous Studies • Global Indigeneity This handbook contributes to the re-centring of Indigenous knowledges, providing material and ideational analyses of social, political, and cultural institutions and critiquing and considering how Indigenous peoples situate themselves within, outside, and in relation to dominant discourses, dominant postcolonial cultures and prevailing Western thought. This book will be of interest to scholars with an interest in Indigenous peoples across Literature, History, Sociology, Critical Geographies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Native Studies, Māori Studies, Hawaiian Studies, Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Race Studies, Queer Studies, Politics, Law, and Feminism.
Neil Cadigan, a leading author who has penned the memoirs of rugby league Immortals Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis and Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, has completed a vow to his son to finish his book.
Author: Neil Cadigan
Andrew 'Cad' Cadigan is the only person to have walked solo around Australia also taking in Tasmania. He trooped 15,000km averaging 43km a day in honour of his mate 'Simmo' who died of a rare blood disorder at age 24. He was 29 when he quit his job, sold his home and, with little preparation, left Sydney two days after Christmas, pushing a pram with his provisions and headed south. In the ensuing 18 months he suffered depression, extreme loneliness and physical pain - at times walking 50km a day in 40 degree-plus heat - but refused to surrender, becoming only the third person to navigate the continent on foot without a support crew. Along the way he endeared himself to hundreds of people from all walks of life, and parts of the world, as he made new friendships almost daily during the expedition he called Oz on Foot. Four days after completing the trek and gaining national recognition, Cad left for Thailand to rest and turn his hand-written diaries into a book on his journey. A month to the day after crossing the finish line on the Sydney Harbour Bridge he suffered horrific injuries in a motor cycle accident, passing away after finally being returned to Australia. Neil Cadigan, a leading author who has penned the memoirs of rugby league Immortals Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis and Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, has completed a vow to his son to finish his book. It is a tragic yet inspirational and emotional story that only a father could adequately tell.
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Author: John Sattler
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of a rugby league legend. A gentleman off the field and a brute on it, John Sattler was one of the most feared players of his era. He was equally renowned for his toughness and courage: famously, he played 77 minutes of the 1970 Grand Final with a shattered jaw, leading the Rabbitohs to victory over Manly. Here for the first time he tells his story in his own words and in his own style: honest, uncompromising and direct. It’s the story of a boy from the bush who led the Pride of the League back to its rightful place at the top of the Sydney premiership. Along the way, Sattler toured with the Kangaroos, played in four winning Grand Finals and survived a near-fatal car crash. While he later built a new life for himself as a proud Queenslander, Sattler will always remain a South Sydney legend and an icon of the game. ‘The story of one of the game’s greatest heroes’—Russell Crowe ‘If you say South Sydney, you automatically think of Johnny Sattler. He was the iconic, archetypal Rabbitoh warrior.’—Ray Martin