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Hobsons Bay Libraries

Event Date: 7 August 2017
Author / Presenters: David Hill

If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill.

With the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, David takes us through the shift in sport from the relative innocence of the amateur era to its commercialisation, which has contributed to the uglier sides of our national obsession: the corruption, the drugs, the sexism and racism.

Have we plunged to a nadir in recent times, or are these characteristics of our sporting nation an inevitable and permanent effect of the need to succeed?

Join us for this riveting and personal take on a subject that so many Australians follow fanatically. David’s book, The Fair and the Foul: Inside our Sporting Nation, is a must-read for sports lovers, but also a compelling, revealing account for those who have never quite understood the appeal of our national obsession.

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