"Pompey" Austin and Indigenous football in the 19th century, Physical Disability Australia's new Youth Alliance initiative, diversity in journalism revisited

Monday, 21 September 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Paddy interviews Nick Schumi from Physical Disability Australia about the new Youth Alliance initiative.

Claudia interviews historian Roy Hay about his new book Albert "Pompey" Austin: A man between two worlds. Roy describes Pompey's multiple sporting talents, arguing that the contribution of Indigenous Australians to Australian Rules Football lies not in the game being based on the traditional Indigenous game of marngrook, but in the skill and adaptability Indigenous Australians showed in learning a new kind of football. Roy also discusses his approach to research and writing as a non-Indigenous author working with the living descendants of Pompey Austin.

Ella revisits an interview with journalist and RMIT Associate Professor Janak Rogers about issues of diversity in Australian media.


I Close My Eyes - Dave Arden