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What's in a Name? Like Bob and Dylan, Times They are a-Changin'

Posted by Amanda Searle on 23 September 2015

123rf14147854s cropped The looming AFL Grand Final prompted us to investigate naming trends of players over the past century.   Many AFL surnames feature consistently throughout the history of the game, often reflecting members of the same extended family. The name Merrett is one example, spanning the AFL landscape over five decades. Current Essendon Football Club players Jackson...

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The 2014 Commonwealth Games

Posted by Michael Dove on 10 August 2014

123rf5979300s The Commonwealth Games is an event that celebrates cultural diversity. Drawing together many nations under the one Commonwealth umbrella, the event attracts participation by people of many different backgrounds and cultures. As one of the most multicultural societies in the world, how diverse was the Australian Commonwealth Games team? And how does that compare with other...

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Our Sporting Multi-Culture

Posted by Anne Macindoe on 5 April 2014

123rf22540891s   *Howzat for Cricket?* One of Australia’s most popular sports, Cricket can certainly draw a crowd.  The Boxing Day test consistently achieves sell-out status at the immense MCG arena.  While other sports enjoy an annual day in the sun too, Australian cricket is unique in its level of interest, match attendance and sport participation.  That’s interesting because shifting...

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