AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Eddie Gilbert : The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'This powerful and moving tale transcends cricket. While he could never be termed a 'typical' Aboriginal, Eddie Gilbert's experiences on and off the settlement provide fascinating - and timely - insight into Australia and Australians of his time. Much has been spoken and written about Eddie Gilbert since that day in 1931, much of it wrong. As is so often the case with sporting heroes, myth has overshadowed fact, whether it be about the speed or legality of his bowling, his treatment at the hands of white officialdom or, ultimately, his lonely and pitiful death. Based on seven years of meticulous research, this book for the first time tells the true story of Eddie Gilbert and provides an unforgettable record of the rise, fall and legacy of an Australian sporting legend.' (Source: back cover)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to the people of Cherbourg (Barambah), both past and present. May their indomitable spirit live on and lead to the type of future they would wish for.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2002 .
      Extent: 280p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      ISBN: 0733311547
Last amended 25 Jan 2018 11:30:38
Subjects:
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X