Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
A meeting to discuss alternatives for retaining, storing and making available to the public the history of sport in the NT will be held on Wednesday night 17th October at Kantilla’s Function Centre at Marrara. Starting at 6 pm the two hour meeting will hear from people who have been collecting sport history and look at the various ways it can be stored. A proposal for a “Museum of Sport” will be raised as one alternative. Dr. Matthew Stephen, author of the book, “Contact Zones”, which is a unique look at the dynamic that saw Indigenous athletes in the Territory subjected to more extreme and prolonged adversity than their southern counterparts, will outline how he went about researching for his book and call on examples of his findings through a number of sporting disciplines. The meeting is being convened by Dr. Stephen, who is a member of the Executive of the Australian Society of Sports History (ASSH), and the meeting will be asked if it would like to see an NT Chapter of ASSH to follow though on the interest in sports history and the development of an archival storage and display facility.
All persons interested in the subject are invited to attend.

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For further information contact:
Matthew Stephen 0437 307 399 email [email protected]
Rollo Manning 0411 049 872 [email protected]

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